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The Canonbury Bar & Restaurant

#12,133 of 18,269 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
21 Canonbury Place, London N1 2NS, England
+44 20 7704 2887
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible21%
13 Dec 2017
“Christmas Lunch”
26 Nov 2017
“Birthday drinks”
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Canonbury Place, London N1 2NS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had our wedding reception here. And we couldn't have chosen a better venue. The staff were so helpful in preparing for our reception. They really went out of there way to ensure everything worked well, even running off (on the day) to buy little...More

Thank rj8382
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Theses premises are large and do get crowded. You can wait up to twenty minutes at the bar. The food is not good and it would appear the owners do not make much of an effort because they have a large catchment area. The delivery...More

1  Thank steve g
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I don’t often give poor reviews but there was a consensus amongst our large group that the food for our Christmas do was not good. I had fish on pearl barley with raw fennel which was cold and lacking any sauce or moisture. Friends who...More

1  Thank MariGWIlliams
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Starter, main course and dessert were all well below par. Turkey verging on burnt, and the other courses we're different to what was ordered and looked like they were bought in a local newsagent at the last minute. For the price, very poor.

1  Thank Will M
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We had a group of 10 here for a Christmas lunch. We found that the atmosphere and temperature of the actual pub was very cold and drafty. Some of the food items came out cold as well. The vegan option was very basic.

1  Thank ZachDitcher
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, catered for gluten free member of our party, would definitely recommend for relaxed drinks and food at the weekend.

1  Thank miranda c
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Fantastic space for meeting in a big group but altogether we were very disappointed. The woman behind the bar who served me was grumpy and rude. The staff waiting tables were nicer but inattentive. Food was extremely poor for a pub like this given what...More

1  Thank Pippa T
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Came here with a friend and had a really nice evening. We both had burgers in the pub part of the restaurant and they were really yummy. Somewhat surprised chips weren’t included in the price of the burger but otherwise a really good experience. Friendly...More

Thank Holzfrog
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Live local to The Canonbury and caught up with a friend there for dinner and a few drinks. Ordered the ‘buttermilk chicken’ burgers and fries. Firstly the chicken was not buttermilk coated, instead it was a very thin flavourless dry piece of chicken which didn’t...More

1  Thank Gregory N
Siobhan O, Public Relations Manager at The Canonbury Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Gregory, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Naturally I wish it had been a much better experience, but customer feedback is the best way for us to improve our service. I do believe that we usually perform...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

We tried this out because some (food critic) reviews said how good the food was, and how right they are. Have now been three times and both the food and service have been excellent without fail. Staff are friendly and helpful. It’s been rather empty...More

Thank lmg790
Siobhan O, Public Relations Manager at The Canonbury Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks for the review! We are so glad to hear that you keep coming back. We are much busier in summer with our amazing garden but don't worry, we're going to be sticking around and look forward to seeing you here again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Canonbury Place, London N1 2NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7704 2887
  • E-mail
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