Frederick's Islington

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Silver Award
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SquareMeal Review of Frederick's Islington

Silver Award

“One of my all-time favourites for over 25 years now!” enthuses a dedicated follower of Frederick’s – an Islington “classic” with more than four decades of honourable service under its belt. The airy interior still looks dapper, the lovely alfresco space is “one of life’s pleasures” (especially with glass of rosé in hand), and the location amid the antique shops of Camden Passage is as endearing as ever. Meanwhile, the food has moved with the times, without ever chasing fashion or sacrificing consistency: stuffed courgette flowers ‘three ways’ is a modish opener, but also keep an eye out for the likes of organic salmon tartare with avocado, sesame soy dressing and pan carasau, curried monkfish with pappardelle and sautéed cauliflower or gigot of Welsh lamb with chips. It isn’t cheap, although affordable lunch/pre-theatre deals, Saturday brunch and kids’ menus deserve a cheer. There are also some “lovely wine choices” to peruse.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Modern European
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Celebrations, Group dining [8+], Romantic
Food Hygiene Rating

About

Islington remains one of London's most transient restaurant areas - new projects come and go here like passing ships, but Frederick's remains resolutely in its rightful place on Camden Passage. This beloved Islington institution has been here for over 50 years now, and customers (some of whom have visited for a number of decades) will all tell you - it's as good as it always has been. 

The unassuming frontage doesn't give any clues as to what to expect on the inside. Frederick's has a gorgeous, airy courtyard dining room that doubles as a conservatory. The domed glass roof bathes the restaurant in light, and there are planters with bushes and trees among the tables. In the summer, we'd venture that this is one of London's most delightful dining rooms.

Frederick's serves a smart modern European menu full of well-executed classics. Starters include Frederick’s gazpacho with basil sorbet, dressed Colchester crab with avocado, pickled ginger, fennel and radish salad, alongside feta, pear, baby spinach and pomegranate salad. 

There's a focus on quality meat and fish dishes among the mains such as Welsh lamb chop with mint sauce and organic Scottish salmon with new potatoes and chargrilled broccoli, but there's also a separate vegetarian menu as well. Desserts like pistachio creme brulee and cinnamon beignets with cinnamon cream are worth saving space for. It's also important to mention that the wine list is equally well curated, with a mix of affordable and fine wines from Europe and the new world. 

If you love Frederick's so much that you'd like to be the backdrop of an important event, then you're in luck as the team are well equipped to deal with celebratory bookings. 


FAQs

Can I book Frederick's?

Yes, we strongly recommend booking online, however walk ins are accepted.

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Does Frederick's have vegan and vegetarian options?

Yes, Frederick's have a vegetarian and vegan menu with multiple dishes.

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Is Frederick's child friendly?

Yes, Frederick's has a children's menu and is child friendly.

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Frederick's
Private Group Dining

Frederick's

Location

106 Islington High Street, Camden Passage, Islington, London, N1 8EG

020 7359 2888 020 7359 2888

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue 12:30-14:30
Wed 12:30-14:30
Thu 12:30-14:30
Fri 12:30-14:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun Closed

Reviews

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17 Reviews 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Pratik M

10 September 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4.5
Beautiful restaurant tucked away in angel. Amazing vibe and decor. Must visit!

Pratik M

08 August 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4.5
Beautiful restaurant tucked away by the high street. Great hospitality and amazing food and drinks. A great place for a datenight.

Johanna C

08 July 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

christine C

14 June 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Joyce H

11 March 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5

Natalie N

27 December 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

An absolute classic with walls that whisper. Fredericks is always delicious and a good time! I hope it never changes. 

John L

21 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Brilliant as ever !

Kate W

23 March 2022  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5

An Islington establishment with reliable delicious dishes, an excellent wine menu all served in a beautiful location

John M

06 August 2019  
All round good dining experience always reliable.

Julia S

27 June 2018  
Classy, excellent service always brilliant food.
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