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31 July 2014
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House of Wolfone star

181 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ

£45.00 Modern European , British Islington, Barnsbury

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  • Wine: £17.00
  • Champagne: £50.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6pm-4am Sat-Sun 12N-4am

Square Meal Review of House of Wolf ?

Billed as a ‘pleasure-seeking gastrodome’, House of Wolf is a three-storey affair offering two bars and all manner of zany hipster events from vaudeville to literary salons. Pitched up in the ‘attic’, the cosy, good-looking dining room does away with the notion of a permanent ‘named’ chef in favour of monthly guest residencies. Foodie frontier-pushers might sit down to an experimental dinner dreamed up by artists, a seasonal supper cooked by maestros of the pop-up scene, or some other weird and wonderful offering. On our visit, the food seemed to exist simply to reinforce an artistic message: cutlery was replaced by an array of pseudo-scientific props, and the dishes on offer – whisky-infused salmon sashimi and tender venison with roasted vegetables – tasted relatively plain. That said, House of Wolf is fun, clever and a handy conversational ice-breaker.

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  1. House of Wolf

    181 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ
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    Lyndsay R.

    A most exciting experimental food experience

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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    Sam W.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Monday, 11th November 2013

    Mr & Mrs Sip :: House of Wolf

    From burlesque to bugs, the House of Wolf assaults all senses. The Victorian-inspired three-story venue has double door frontage on Upper Street, Islington, and despite undoubtedly high rent – the founders have spared no expense on the details. They have recently celebrated their first birthday with a boozy affair (and the Mrs was lucky enough to attend). Jennifer Anderson-Mann and Damian Frizzell opened two successful clubs in Brighton prior to the House of Wolf, while the third founder – Matt Fleming – was a bar manager at the Shoreditch House. This is their first collaboration and they describe it as a “multi-sensory experimental pleasure palace” with weekly offerings of burlesque and cabaret...
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  2. Published : Sunday, 7th April 2013

    The Hedonist :: House Of Wolf – Review

    Islington’s The House of Wolf describes itself as a ‘multi-functional, multi-sensory pleasure palace, dedicated to the creative pursuits of dining, drinking, art and entertainment.’ What that means in practice is a ground floor Victorian-era styled pub area known as the Music Hall Bar serving superior bar snacks, an experimental cocktail department, located in The Apothecary on the first floor run by cocktail maestro Stephen Quainton and his team, and a fine dining restaurant on the top floor...
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  3. Published : Thursday, 10th January 2013

    Fd Over LDN :: Free Company @ House of Wolf

    With London still revelling in 'pop-up' restaurants and short term chef residencies, House of Wolf has arisen trying to strike while the iron is hot, with the promise of experimental dining. Experiments are always a risk, but at House of Wolf they simply relinquish control to the latest upcoming chefs with a series of residencies and pop-ups back to back. Most recently they had in Blanch & Shock to mixed reviews. This time round was a very short 4 day residency from Free Company, a trio of upcoming chefs most notably from the Salt Yard group, already a plus for me having so many times revisted Opera Tavern. I didn't want to miss them this time after hearing good things at their stint in the Endurance...
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  4. Cocktails, Food and Entertainment at The House of Wolf: A month or so ago I went to the launch party for the House of Wolf in Islington.  All was well for the first half hour or so of press preview, then the doors were opened and the place full to the brim.  Too crowded to review,  I asked to return.  And discovered that in November two of my favourite chefs would be upstairs in residence.  So, what could be better?  Experimental cocktails and food at the House of Wolf cooked by Blanch & Shock (you may remember my review from The Endurance). Well, all was going fine, until we started the evening with a fresh blackberry and absinthe cocktail.  It was delicious, very refreshing and slightly herbal. And, a little deadly!   But, still able to stand, we then made our way upstairs to the first floor experimental cocktail bar, The Apothocary.  Our cocktails looked splendid, mine ‘Over the Pop’  based on a whisky sour but with popping candy and cherries and my dining companion’s Tiki with flambed pineapple to represent a beach. These cocktails ARE experimental.  I actually liked my version of whisky sour, the combination of popping candy [...]
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Essential Details for House of Wolf

  • Address: 181 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ
  • Telephone: 020 7288 1470
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6pm-4am Sat-Sun 12N-4am
  • Capacities: Private rooms for 40, 60 people

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