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the elk in the woods

#4,417 of 18,333 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$European, British,
39 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, England
+44 20 7226 3535
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
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European, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
39 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, England
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1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Been here two or three time and its always good. Cool interior Friendly staff Great cocktails Get the butchers board and sticky toffee pudding - they were amazing! I always recommend to friends and colleagues

Thank cult_status
Reviewed 21 January 2018

A quirky interior and great service are combined with great coffee and excellent food in this Islington gem. Interesting european variations on the brunch classics provide some genuine taste triumphs.

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 10 December 2017

There is something primal feeling about Elk - the spare lines, concrete, old planks and mishmash of décor as if it was scavenged from somewhere and pulled together into this dining space. Likewise with the food. Sourced from small farms and producers, the menu has...More

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We found this place by chance last year after the breakfast club was full and we have just visited it again on a day trip to London. 2 of us had the full English and 1 had poached eggs on toast. The food was lovely...More

Thank suffolksamaritan
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Entrance unmarked, it's a plain street door. Hatchet faced member of staff. Place almost empty at lunchtime. We left and crossed street to one of the many busy and welcoming venues on Camden Passage.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went to Elk in the Woods last week when I was visiting. The food was great. the tables were a bit close together, but it is a small shop and I don't think they had too much room to work with. It was a beautiful...More

Thank Kat W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Popped in for a light bite and were happy we chose this place. My friend had the soup which was very rich and full of flavour. We also shared meatballs with fennel, calamari with chorizo mayo and some chips. All the food was well cooked...More

Thank kdw72
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My daughter and I visited for a quick breakfast - both had the diving bacon brioche butties and a cup of delicious and reviving coffee. lovely service - the guy was delightful and humorous and the service was low key and spot on. simple, love...More

Thank imogendh
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were looking forward to a family meal and chose Elk in the Woods as it had a good selection of meat and fish. We had a selection of dishes but the meat dishes were poor. The pork belly was really just fat and it...More

1  Thank 1moray
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I had lunch on a sunny Friday afternoon with a friend for her birthday. We had a table outside and Josie our waitress took our orders. She told my friend that our whole meal was on the house because her confit de canard wasn't tender....More

Thank SiestaCat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 3535
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