The Marquess Tavern

Price guide: Mid-range

32 Canonbury Street, London, N1 2TB

Price guide: Mid-range

Marquess Tavern © Ewan Munro

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#67 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
3.7
3.7
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Relaxation

Expert review of The Marquess Tavern

Come in a group to this Islington gastropub specialising in roast beef and speciality beers.

My family’s had a few birthday parties at this terrific spot. At front it looks pretty much like any good local boozer, but at the rear is a bright sky-lit dining room proudly serving a British seasonal menu.

Food and drink: 

Come in a group and you can order traditional roast of 35-day aged beef fore-rib for the table – a blackboard lists the sizes of joints available and as each is ordered it is crossed off the list; staff will advise on appropriate quantities. Otherwise, the à la carte menu will have options like rib-eye steak, lamb loin or rack, and (in season) roast partridge. The beer list is sensational – one of us will usually have a bottle of Grozet, a gooseberry and wheat ale from Scotland.

Ambience: 

Weekends see whole families coming for the roasts, which makes things lively (and booking essential). Although, the room retains some Georgian features it is rather Spartan – not ideal for romance.

Service: 

Chummy and bright.

Location: 

An upmarket residential area.

Price advice: 

Expect to pay around £85 for a two-course meal for two with drinks and service.

More information on The Marquess Tavern:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Pub, Restaurant
Food:
British, French, Modern, Traditional
Address:
32 Canonbury Street, London, N1 2TB
Telephone:
020 7354 2975
Website:
http://www.themarquesstavern.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thur 5pm-11pm, Fri 4pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10.30pm. Restaurant Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm; Sat noon-5pm, 6pm-10pm; Sun noon-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
gastropub, roast beef, Sunday lunch

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