Cottons - Islington

About Cottons - Islington

This tropical, cosmopolitan restaurant-come-cocktail-lounge on the Exmouth market, between Islington and Clerkenwell, is a fun venue popular with local media types and fashionistas. Cottons has a sunny Caribbean theme and the cavernous dining room is decorated with eclectic chandeliers and salmon-pink walls; downstairs you’ll find the Rhum Jungle, an exclusive basement bar and lounge. Cottons is busy for business lunches, happy hour cocktails and chilled out evening meals. We love the spicy Caribbean menu and favourite dishes include the Trinidadian Mixed Fish Curry with green peppers, lemongrass, yams and coconut rice; and the Salt Fish Skewers Cottons style served with shallots, a hint of Scotch Bonnet and spiced mango chutney.

Full a la carte


Smoked duck breast & watermelon salad with sweet pickled ginger and a mint dressing £5.50
Salt cod fritters accompanied by a mango & ginger chutney, mixed leaves and sweet chilli sauce £4.95
Caribbean jerk chicken skewers with pickled vegetables & roasted peanut sauce £4.95
Chickpea & roast pumpkin curry with grilled roti & cassava shavings £4.75

Other starters are available.

Main Course

Cottons traditional curry goat served with rice & peas £11.95
Boston jerk pork with fried yam, festival, rice & peas and a hot peppered sauce £11.50
Seasoned up' lamb chumps with stewed spinach, sweet potato & vanilla mash, served with tamarind & red wine sauce £12.85
8oz sirloin peppered steak with wok fried spinach, creamed yam mash and a ginger wine tamarind sauce £12.50
Steamed Creole red bream with okra & sweet pepper, cooked in a light vine tomato sauce & served with steamed rice £13.50
Grilled goats cheese on a baked spinach grilled pineapple & potato cake, served with sweet chilli jam £11.75

Other main courses are available.


- A selection of desserts is available.

Additional Information


70 Exmouth Market, Islington, EC1R 4QP

Nearest tube:

A 12.5 % service charge is added to all table bills

Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Mon - Thurs 12pm - 12am
Fri 12pm - 2am
Sat 5pm - 2am
Sun 12pm - 1am

Dress Code:

Smart casual