SquareMeal Review of
William IV Islington
All cream-panelled walls and crackling fire, this regal boozer is a world away from the bawdy bars of Shoreditch. The William IV has been under new ownership since summer 2010 – a change that has
brought a decidedly more gastronomic twist to the food. The menu offers nostalgic British favourites, with well-priced dishes to suit varying appetites and times of the day. The 20- and 30something punters tuck into brunches of kippers with bubble & squeak, or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on sourdough, snacks of potted shrimp on toast, oysters and devils on horseback,
and dinners of shepherdess pie followed by lemon posset with shortbread. Polite, capable staff serve pints of Black Sheep, Timothy Taylor and Greene King IPA, & the wine list features a
decent selection of Old World bottles, with some original choices.