Rök Islington 1

Squaremeal Review of Rök Islington ?

This typically stark Scandi smokehouse is the result of Rök Shoreditch's success, offering the same fermented-and-fired formula. Nab the window seat for airy Upper Street spying, or head to the rear for a snugger corner near the open kitchen. Below The Smoke enthusiasts will appreciate a handful of muscular cocktails paired with a choice of pickled and flavoured veg – it's the Northern European way, you know. What follows is a refreshingly niche selection of flavours: scallops on a bed of n’duja and seaweed; water-bath-tender pork with pickled green apple and sauerkraut; barbecued cabbage with rice, macadamias and Sweden’s Västerbotten cheese. Piquant and sour flashes run through everything, so while coal-black sweet potato with crème fraiche or comfortingly rich potato gratin provide respite, this menu predominantly packs a punch. Desserts are conversely sweet and heavy (our wood-smoked peach was a sticky, juicy revelation), while the wine selection favours the Old World and, like the food, keeps things affordable. If word spreads, Rök will become a destination for adventurous foodies.


Click here to read our diners’ reviews, or write your own
Rök Islington
1

Rök Islington

149 Upper Street ,London N1 1RA

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar empty

avatar

Great menu

by   (3)

Oct 2016

My husband and I went to eat here on a Friday evening after work......we ate early so it was quiet when we arrived, but by the time we left, it was buzzing and a really great atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and helpful, happy to give us suggestions about what and how much to order. The food was excellent, and we especially enjoyed the starters, and shared a plate of charcuterie, and also the soused mackerel - wonderful. For the mains, I had the pork chop, and my husband the guinea fowl,...

read more
See More

Kathy H.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar empty
  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

Was this review helpful to you?

Back to Top

Got a blog?

Add your blog review of Rök Islington to Square Meal

Win fab prizes • Attract traffic to your blog • Add prestige to your blog Find out how

  1. Published :

    Life of Shayan - My Blog :: Life of Shayan - Rok

    Oh My. Oh My. I am a humble guy, but I must say, I made a great decision this night. Before going out, I decided to treat my wife and I to dinner at Rok Islington. I had read a lot about this place and knew it was one of the new places in London to visit. The critics loved it, the foodies had all been raving on about it, so I finally plucked up the courage to go. Being spontaneous is what keeps my marriage life happy.
    More from Life of Shayan - My Blog »

Essential Details for Rök Islington

Are you the restaurant owner? Click here for Links & Logos

Location of Rök Islington

  1. Enquiry Type

    Are you making a general enquiry or enquiring about private rooms?


    If you want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability use our free Square Meal Concierge service and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.

  2. Personal Details

    You are making an enquiry at Rök Islington .

    *Required field

  3. Enquiry Details

    You are making an enquiry at Rök Islington .

    *Required field

    By clicking 'SEND' you agree to the Square Meal User Agreement

    Cancel SEND Back
  4. Confirmation

    Thank you for your enquiry - Message sent to: Rök Islington

Diners at Rök Islington also recommend...