The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road , London, N1 9JB

SquareMeal Review of The Lexington

Despite its recent facelift – scarlet floral flock wallpaper, crystal chandeliers, steer skulls – the Deep South-themed Lexington still resembles a seedy saloon in Lexington, Kentucky. At its long bar, choose from nigh-on 100 American ryes and small-batch bourbons. Whiskey-based cocktails such as Boulevardier and Red Rye (a Manhattan made with Fernet Branca) are decent sips at £7, but we’d also like to see Juleps in all their juicy variations. Otherwise, order wine from £19, Goose Island and Anchor Steam among the quality American beers and artisanal ciders, and draught London craft ales from the likes of Hammerton and Sambrook’s. New on a menu that includes various burgers, meze and tacos, is a range of pies, served with mash for £10.50. You can hear yourself speak in the main bar; thumping bass and screaming guitars are restricted to the upstairs club room, where live acts of the Iggy Pop-ilk take the stage.

The Lexington is recommended for

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Kings Cross Thameslink Station 325m

Angel Tube Station 491m

Address

Address: 96-98 Pentonville Road , London N1 9JB

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2am (Fri-Sat -4am)

Nearby Landmarks

Crafts Council 303m

Old Red Lion Theatre 494m

Details

Telephone: 020 7837 5371

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Cuisine: Bars

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