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The Pig and Butcher

#161 of 17,712 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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80 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N1 0QD, England
+44 20 7226 8304
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pig and Butcher came highly recommended as a gastro pub and we were very keen to try it out. It was effectively our local for our week in London and we visited three times. The staff were delightful and helpful and the pub itself is classic and fully established as a gastro pub. The owner was very engaging and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible feed from start to finish, beginning with the sourdough bread and dripping, finishing with one of the best deserts I've had. The roast Pork and Apple sharer was superb, we left suitably fed and watered. Great atmosphere in there and service with a smile. Highly recommend this and The Smokehouse, the sister restaurant.

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Thank Nick B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant - great service and equally great food. The short rib is definitely worth ordering although I was also very impressed by the crab pate. Portions err on the generous side, which is a nice change from some other places in London. Excellent wine list too.

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College Grove, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place through Trip Advisor looking for a good Sunday Roast. A great neighborhood restaurant with the perfect local feel. We did not make reservations so we had to wait at the bar for a while drinking a couple of pints. Great bar staff, very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend making reservations in advance. The food was phenomenal and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I organised our corporate Xmas dinner at the Pig and Butcher on the 19/12 in the private room. Table was really well presented - candles in the room, Christmas songs, we enjoyed the atmosphere. Food was amazing. we had as starter : Scotch eggs, Rabbit rillettes, Treacle cured salmon, Anchovy butter & radishes & pickles & crostini. as Main :... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant service and excellent food. One can ask for little more. I would return again. Ask for the short rib.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great Christmas meal in the upstairs kitchen with work colleagues. Food was wholesome and quality, nothing too pretentious. Never had roast turkey and lamb on the same plate before, but recommended. After some dodgy Christmas meals, this was a nice experience!

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great food, great beer and great service. Despite being busy with a large office Christmas lunch the service was attentive and friendly

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A nice neighborhood place, with amazing food. We came across this restaurant by accident as we were looking for a place that had a Sunday roast option -- if you're in London, it's a must. The food, locale, drinks ambiance exceeded our expectations. We had the option of four Sunday roasts -- lamb, pork, beef or chicken. We had the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have been here a few times (maybe coz I live around the corner :D) and everything is amazing even the food smell coming to the street! :) Hard to pass by and not to stop. Really nice staff. I just recommend to book in advance really busy place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 55
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N1 0QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 8304
Description
The Pig and Butcher occupies a handsome pub built in the mid 1800's on what was fields used by farmers to rest and feed their livestock before being sent to Smithfield's Meat Market.We have brought the pub back to it's roots and receive carcasses straight from the farm and butcher them on site. We specialise in rare breeds such as White Park cattle, Iron Age pigs and Hebridean lamb while our friend Seb at Chart Farm supplies our game - if you haven't tried his venison you haven't lived!In summer we grill over coal and wood on our specially built Robata grill. In winter we brine, cure, smoke and braise.Vegetables come from Kent and are as good and as fresh as anything you'll find in this country.Our fish is supplied by Rupert on the south coast. He calls us in the morning and tells us what the day boats have caught and what he has. This is one of the reasons our menu changes so much - we literally don't know what fish we'll be serving until we have spoken with Rupert!We take our inspiration from farmhouse tables across Europe. Food is served simply and with little fuss! Share lots of small plates or a single big plate. We like the idea of bringing conversation back to the dining table and what better way to do it than sharing/stealing food? Think of food as Granny used to make…

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