Chapel Bar

29a Penton Street , London, N1 9PX

SquareMeal Review of Chapel Bar

Churchy wood panelling, chandeliers and a glitter-balled dance floor set the less-than-saintly tone at this Islington party chapel. The venue is aimed squarely at the neighbourhood’s wedding and celebratory crowds, so check ahead for availability. Various combinations of the large downstairs bar, smaller first-floor bar and covered terrace might have been booked up, to accommodate anything from a 30th-birthday bash to a goth night or live band – though it’s likely you could waltz down the aisle to the sounds of whichever DJ is on the decks that night. Despite the glitz, you won’t pay through the nose. Drinks comprise a concise list of fizz and wines, plus a selection of cocktails including the dubiously named Costa del Penton (Havana Especial rum, mango, apple juice and lemon). Platters of nibbles can be ordered in advance.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Angel Tube Station 397m

Kings Cross Thameslink Station 494m


Address: 29a Penton Street , London N1 9PX

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Sat 5pm-12M (Thurs-Sat -3am Sat 12N-)

Nearby Landmarks

Crafts Council 238m

Young Actors Theatre 349m


Telephone: 020 7833 4090


Cuisine: Bars

Private Dining: 80, 180, 260

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