North London

The Draper's Arms

The Draper's Arms

Former award-winning gastro pub is taken over by Ben Maschler (son of critic Fay). Both pub and menu have had a make-over, the former has been painted an ill-advised hospital bluey-green, and the menu takes St John as its influence with plenty of offal on offer.

Restaurant details

Address: 44 Barnsbury St, Islington, London N1 1ER

Telephone number: 020 7619 0348

Contact restaurant

Nearest station: Angel Islington

Nearest Station: Angel

Opening times: Monday - Friday 11am - 11pm; Saturday 10am - 11pm; Sunday 10am - 11pm

  • Bar area
  • Outside seating (weather permitting)


More info

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Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on July 25, 2009
"For us unadventurous types, it was Clerkenwell class without having to risk a trip to Clerkenwell." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed by May 28, 2009
"The dishes we had were all fine, but none made any real impression." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on May 14, 2009
"The most memorable aspect of the Drapers wasn’t the food or drink, or even the well-proportioned building; it was the impeccable service." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on May 14, 2009
"On this form, the Drapers... looks like it’s going straight back to being the joy of the neighbourhood that it was in its heyday." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Dos Hermanos Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on May 12, 2009
"I would expect, though, given the simplicity of the dishes – most of the starters are composed or pre-prepped – that the execution should be spot on. Expecting and getting though are two different things." READ REVIEW

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