North London

The Pig & Butcher

The Pig & Butcher

Gastropub | North London

This is the third gastropub from the people behind the Lady Ottoline and the Princess of Shoreditch. It's taken over the place of the former Islington Tap and will be making rustic food with freshly sourced meat and fish while making plenty use of its wood-fired oven. In the kitchen is Swedish chef Robbin Holmgren whose had stints at St John and St John Bread & Wine and has also run supperclubs with the Clove Club (who now co-run the Ten Bells).

Restaurant details

80 Liverpool Road, London N1 0QD
Nearest tube: 
AngelNearest station: Angel
Telephone number: 020 7226 8304
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Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Kelly Hussey View London
Reviewed by September 13, 2012
"Islington may be overcrowded when it comes to quality pubs but The Pig and Butcher shows that there’s always room for one more." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Rosamund Urwin Evening Standard
Reviewed on September 05, 2012
"Does London need another gastropub? Before eating at The Pig and Butcher, I’d have sighed a weary “no”. It convinced me otherwise. This is food worth getting fat for: I’ll be back — just as soon as the soup days are over." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Amol Rajan Independent
Reviewed on August 26, 2012
"...the steak is almost unimprovably delicious; and the double-dipped chips come with an excellent parsley sauce whose constituents – parsley, spring onions, cornichons, capers, and Dijon – culminate in a hummus-like texture." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Euan Ferguson Time Out
Reviewed on August 20, 2012
"...we shared a couple of the smaller dishes, as well as a definitely non-meaty plate of lentils, green beans and croûtons, and all were excellent." READ REVIEW

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