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The Pig and Butcher

#151 of 18,161 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
80 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N1 0QD, England
+44 20 7226 8304
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (57 reviews)
“beef” (32 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
80 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N1 0QD, England
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The private room was exceptional and quite different. We really enjoyed the experience. We had the feasting menu which we were a little dissapointed by we understand the concept but the food lacked any seasoning and was quite bland, haven't said all of that we...More

Thank Gabrielle E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had dinner on Sat weekend. Very good food, although the sirloin was a little tough (as per comment from two guests). The fish was excellent. Being a regular here, I think Sunday Roast is best in London. Our waiter was a little standoff-ish - not...More

Thank JMOM171
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a cozy spot this is on a cold November evening. We came here for a Sunday roast, what a feast! Portions are generous, staff is friendly, ambiance lovely. You will leave full and happy!

Thank Bryant P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 6 about 4 weeks in advance after reading amazing reviews. We were not disappointed staff where lovely and very professional. Then the food was amazing looked and tasted incredible will be booking again for sure .

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't beat this place. The food is excellent, best pub food we have eaten in a long time - there are so many over-rated, disappointing places in this country that it really is worth writing about when a place like this comes along. The fish...More

Thank DK9000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to the P&B twice once for dinner and once for sunday roast. Both times were exceptional. A great gastro pub where you feel home and away from the big city anonymity. they are incredibly knowledgable when it comes to wine and even gave...More

Thank An N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to give the Pig and Butcher a second chance.My first visit was marred by slow service and unknowledgeable staff. Immediately realised that again the young lady serving us had no clue about the menu. Shame because we all felt sorry for her while she...More

2  Thank angelo65Geneva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and beer. Onglet steak was tasty. Only gripe is this is not a good place for coeliacs. Price was not too expensive either.

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, very good service even though it was very busy. Good value for money too! Provided plates etc for a birthday cake that we took in ourselves .

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Perfect Sunday roast. Attentive staff who deliver excellent service. I went with the pulled pork while others at my table had the chicken and it was all amazing. I will definitely be back.

Thank Diarmuid D
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20 February 2017|
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Response from GeraldineCanterbury | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay - Ive never been asked a question before. There isn't a children's menu.
kim k
8 December 2016|
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Response from 167Dave8 | Reviewed this property |
Hi It is a while since I have been there but I do remember there being roast artichoke being on the menu. Maybe best to call as I do know that the menu is slightly different each day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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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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