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The Pig and Butcher

#205 of 17,934 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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80 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N1 0QD, England
+44 20 7226 8304
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Today
12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A large group of us visited for Sunday lunch. Those who had one of the roast options were delighted, excellent quality and massive portion sizes. However, a couple of people had other options, fish and a vegan dish, and whilst the quality was good the portion sizes were very poor in comparison with no supporting veg etc. Would visit again,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us visited The Pig and Butcher for Sunday lunch and was not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I'm looking forward to returning to sample the other dishes on the menu!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was sitting on the table around the corner behind the big table of four, so had a couple of elbows joining us for dinner which wasn't the best start and shouldn't really be a table. Ordered the cod which was a bit overcooked and completely unseasoned, which was disappointing. Great pale ale and house wine and service was good, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely pink hogget with artichoke and red cabbage. 3 local ales on tap and good drink selection

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Thank Graeme H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting places that do good honest fresh food. Can't fault our visit. It's even prompted me to get a trip advisor account. Will be back next time we are in London town. Didn't catch the mangers name but they were wonderful

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't get enough of this place. Sunday roasts are exceptional - on par with my mums! Always very busy so worth booking in advance, though if you don't mind waiting you can turn up and add your name to the list. Usually about a 40min wait but it's so worth it - and you can have a drink at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best steak in Islington, can't wait to go back. Service excellent, price high but worth it when food was delivered.

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Brookline, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday evening at the Pig & Butcher features the Sunday roast menu, and our experience with it on a recent Sunday was superb. A sweet and delicious blood pudding, a lovely smoked fish cake, and the definitive Witch sole with creamy potatoes, not to mention the hot-air balloon of a Yorkshire pudding with the roast lamb and pulled pork, were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend met here for a whiskey tasting event which was great , we booked a table for after and had beef dripping and bread then steaks and some nice wine , absolutely lovely food nice decor and layout inside , very cosy , the drink choice is good Brugge zot which I love and isn't common here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the pig and butcher for an evening meal on a Saturday when visiting London for the weekend and it was amazing. The staff were excellent, the Australian chap in particular was very friendly and recommended some great Portuguese red wine. The starters were delightful - especially the lamb which was melt in the mouth delicious. The Dover... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$55
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N1 0QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 8304
Description
The Pig and Butcher occupies a handsome pub built in the mid 1800's on what was fields used by farmers to rest and feed their livestock before being sent to Smithfield's Meat Market.We have brought the pub back to it's roots and receive carcasses straight from the farm and butcher them on site. We specialise in rare breeds such as White Park cattle, Iron Age pigs and Hebridean lamb while our friend Seb at Chart Farm supplies our game - if you haven't tried his venison you haven't lived!In summer we grill over coal and wood on our specially built Robata grill. In winter we brine, cure, smoke and braise.Vegetables come from Kent and are as good and as fresh as anything you'll find in this country.Our fish is supplied by Rupert on the south coast. He calls us in the morning and tells us what the day boats have caught and what he has. This is one of the reasons our menu changes so much - we literally don't know what fish we'll be serving until we have spoken with Rupert!We take our inspiration from farmhouse tables across Europe. Food is served simply and with little fuss! Share lots of small plates or a single big plate. We like the idea of bringing conversation back to the dining table and what better way to do it than sharing/stealing food? Think of food as Granny used to make…

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