The Draper's Arms

The Draper's Arms

| North London

This Islington pub is tucked down a quiet side street and remains one of the prettiest pubs in the borough. Run by Nick Gibson, the menu is a modern take on British pub grub. Grab a table in the garden if the weather's behaving itself.

Restaurant details

44 Barnsbury St, Islington, London N1 1ER
Nearest tube: 
Telephone number: 020 7619 0348
More info: 
  • Bar area
  • Outside seating (weather permitting)

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44 Barnsbury St, Islington, London N1 1ER


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