The Barnsbury

About The Barnsbury

How right can they get it? ’Just right’ is the answer. Take one old pub, strip back its decor to its very nice essentials, revealing wood panelling, a curving wood bar, scrubbed floors and open fireplaces. Add some smart modern touches like funky chandeliers and a changing array of up-to-the-minute artwork. Put someone in the kitchen who knows their way around a cooker, say someone ex-Conran, and let them devise a menu of honest, flavoursome dishes that aim neither too low or too high. Get real ales pumping round the place with some guest ales just to keep the regulars on their toes. Chalk up an affordable wine list. Then locate the whole package in Islington and - voila! - The Barnsbury. The atmosphere is smart and relaxed, and so are the clientele. Try starter of slow-roasted plum tomato tart with cumin jam, main course if fillet of salmon with pesto crust and lemon and dill butter sauce, and pud of panna cotta with caramelised oranges. The prices are right, too.

Sample a la carte


- Carrot & star anise soup £4.00
- Cornish crab cocktail with gazpacho dressing £6.00
- Steamed English asparagus, poached duck egg & dill beurre blanc £5.50
- 6 rock oysters with shallot & port wine vinegar £7.00

Other starters are available

Main Course

- Carmargue red rice salad with grilled baby squid & feta cheese £11.50
- Pan fried chicken breast, baby carrots & peas, confit garlic & red wine sauce £12.50
- Confit of duck, Savoy cabbage, roasted beetroot & horseradish dressing £12.50
- Roast rump of English lamb, cepe polenta & rosemary jus £14.50
- Chargrilled ribeye steak with herb butter, chips & mixed salad £15.50
- Chargrilled vegetable parmigana £11.50

Other main courses are available


- Apple & rhubarb crumble, clotted cream £4.80
- Tiramisu with fresh figs £4.80
- Banoffee tart tatin £4.80
- Homemade chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream £4.50

Other desserts are available

Additional Information


209 - 211 Liverpool Road, Islington, N1 1LX

Nearest tube:

This menu also runs during Sunday lunch service when an additional roasted joint is added as a special

Average Price:

£24 and Under

Opening times:

Mon - Sun: 12pm - 11pm

Dress Code: