The Pig and Butcher


SquareMeal Review of The Pig and Butcher

Success with The Princess of Shoreditch and The Lady Ottoline has paved the way for their owners’ third gastropub, located amid Islington’s grand stucco terraces. Eat in the bar or the cosy dining room from a sensibly concise menu that takes its cue from the pub’s meaty moniker. Pork rillettes offer a well-judged balance of silken fat and flavoursome flesh, or you could start with blood pudding, endive and orange. Portions are pretty daunting, so removing one ingredient from, say, velvety duck breast on beetroot, cabbage and borlotti beans with tomato and kumquat might be an idea. If you still have room, pud might include tangy lemon posset topped with fresh peach. Fruity Pays d’Oc kicks off an approachable wine list, while satisfying craft beers and cider include Bath Gem and Hackney Brewery’s excellent Golden Ale. Service is brisk and good-natured.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Fun
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options
Child friendly, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


80 Liverpool Road, Islington, London, N1 0QD

020 7226 8304 020 7226 8304


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-00:00
Tue 12:00-00:00
Wed 12:00-00:00
Thu 12:00-00:00
Fri 12:00-00:00
Sat 12:00-00:00
Sun 12:00-00:00


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2 Reviews 

Derek D

26 July 2019  
Excellent gastropub, highly recommendable.

Nicole P

17 May 2016  
We came in for your run-of-the-mill Sunday roast but were gobsmacked at the food and service. We all had the lamb - cooked rare to perfection. Just the right amount of food to sort out a hangover without feeling too stuffed (also they were plentiful with the extra gravy we asked for). Best Bloody Mary i've ever had and only a fiver! But most of all the service was topnotch. They all went above and beyond to accommodate us from #allthewater (hello Sunday hangover) to offering us suncream outside in the 27 degree heat. Definitely visiting again!
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