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Part of a wee gang of three covering N1 and EC2 (The Pig & Butcher and The Princess of Shoreditch being the other two), the Smokehouse is a gastropub through and through. It doesn’t open until 5pm Monday to Friday, yet despite the lack of daytime hours it is definitely a pub, with a stonking range of beers by draught and bottle – including a great showing from London. There’s a highly serviceable European-based wine list too. Rustic-chic is the order of the day when it comes to the decor, with plenty of wood and a verdant patio garden. But although you’ll find hearty smoky dishes on the menu to match, the food is actually rather refined, with the kitchen producing foie gras ganache with peaches and granola alongside the Highland cow-burger with Korean pulled pork, or smoked lamb shoulder with polenta. We also found a genuine passion for provenance here.
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Smokehouse Islington

63-69 Canonbury Road ,London N1 2DG

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Not quite smokin'

by   bronze reviewer (5)

Mar 2016

Editor's pick The 2 of us booked for a late (5.00) Sunday lunch. It was busy but there were six visible tables for 2 available. We were told our table wasn't ready and could we sit at the bar, they'd be 10-15 minutes. I ordered a pint of IPA, listed at £4.70. When I came to pay I was charged £7.20! Apparently they sell some beers by the 2/3 of a pint, so you have to pay the extra third for a pint (plus a bit extra, the maths says it should have been £7.05 but I paid £7.20, for...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 5

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Smokehouse Islington

63-69 Canonbury Road ,London N1 2DG

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Yummy but slightly pricey pubby meal!

by   platinum reviewer (77)

Sep 2014

This was my second visit to Smokehouse, another one of the growing chain of Noble Inn pubs (alongside Pig and Butcher in Islington and also the Lady Ottoline in Holborn). The Smokehouse is a lovely fancy pub, just a walk from Highbury and Islington station, and definitely aims right to the heart of carnivores in the area. Veggies need not apply. I have to say i wasnt feeling hugely adventurous with the starters and so went straight to the mains. There isnt a extensive menu so i stuck with the...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 5

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Smokehouse Islington

63-69 Canonbury Road ,London N1 2DG

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Teething problems: where's the fish?

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Aug 2013

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Editor's pick The previous incarnation House has morphed to Smokehouse with a change of ownership and team and a revamp, which an a casual glance is not significantly altered from before, on the decor and garden front: not really loving the cheesy ‘wedding arch’ and christmas-tree fairy lights in the garden much – bit of a mismatch with the specialty-beer-and-beef-heavy Man Food menu. More greenery outside does help to screen the garden area from the road boundaries however. Foodwise, Smokehouse is very different...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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63-69 Canonbury Road ,London N1 2DG

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No smoke without fire

by   bronze reviewer (8)

Aug 2013

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Editor's pick Not long after leaving the John Salt, Neil Rankin is back stoking the fire at a joint venture between the Pig & Butcher and himself. Rankin (also ex-Pitt Cue Co & Barbecoa) has a vast background in all things barbecue, and armed with his collection of Green Eggs, like something out of Game of Thrones, an offset smoker, and a robata grill they have put together a menu beyond just pulled pork and ribs. With covers for well over 50 this place has far more elbow space than other revered BBQ places like...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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    Dips Dines :: Smokehouse - An Innovative Islington Gastropub | Dips Dines

    Smokehouse is a revamped pub in Islington, located on the corner where Canonbury & Halton Roads merge. I adore the cute beer garden outside complete with fairy lights – it’s inviting & atmospheric and upon arrival, I immediately saw it as a great spot for laid back summer drinking.

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