The Canonbury Tavern

21 Canonbury Place , London, N1 2NS

  • The Canonbury restaurant bar north London
  • The Canonbury restaurant bar north London

SquareMeal Review of The Canonbury Tavern

It’s all about the beer garden: overlooked by the Georgian houses of leafy Barnsbury, this huge space is a mix of decking and patios scattered with smart garden chairs. Come the summer months, it buzzes with families and general sun-seeking drinkers. Inside, The Canonbury is nearly as spacious (split into dining room and bar areas), but with somewhat bland styling. The menu plays it safe, offering a crowd-pleasing assortment at middle-of-the-road prices. It’s divided into sections: meat (steak and ale pudding with roasted root vegetables), fish (smoked haddock and salmon fish pie) and vegetarian (mushroom risotto, truffle oil and Parmesan crisp), alongside burgers and rotisserie chickens with a choice of marinades. Amiable staff pour the wine (from a large choice listed by grape variety) as well as a decent selection of draught beers and lagers.

The Canonbury Tavern is recommended for

Beer Garden | Outside Seating

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Highbury & Islington Station 444m

Essex Road Station 455m


Address: 21 Canonbury Place , London N1 2NS

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Tower Theatre 67m

Hen & Chicken Theatre 342m


Telephone: 020 7704 2887


Cuisine: Pubs British

Private Dining: 48


Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Amanda H. 19 January 2012

Really nice gastropub. Went for a friend's birthday and was lovely – it is massive but laid out so the room is broken up so it feels strangely intimate. I would highly recommend this for a birthday/celebration do. I went on Sunday and it was very kiddy friendly – I don't have one but if I did I would bring that with me too!

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