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The Narrowboat

Pub and Restaurant££££
Islington, Islington
  • Ceara P.
    "Lovely place to stop off for a pint of you're walking the canal"(18 Tips)
    Anna V.
    "sun and canal view on the balcony"(3 Tips)
    Max K.
    "There are also seats upstairs on the balconies if you're lucky"(7 Tips)
    Amitai O.
    "Great food (Sunday roasts and burgers) and good atmosphere."(2 Tips)
77 Tips and reviews
  • canal
  • burgers
  • gastropubs
  • scenic views
  • casual
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  • Charlotte M.
    Charlotte MoultonJanuary 18, 2015
    Fantastic Sunday menu. I had the pie sign a side of mash which was awesome. Roast also good. Great location, pretty view, but super busy on a Sunday would suggest book ahead. Service only ok.
  • J P.
    J PowerDecember 16, 2014
    One of the cosiest pubs around! Sunday Roast is great, the menu changes frequently and you have the canal right there - in summer people take over the whole area around the bridge. Very unique gem.
  • Hande E.
    Hande ErfusAugust 9, 2016
    Order at the bar and they will bring your food to you. Limited seating outdoors. Sunday roasts are good, also the cod&chips. As a lighter option, I would recommend the quinoa, kale, avocado salad.
    hotel.infoAugust 1, 2011
    Lovely gastropub overlooking Regents Canal in Angel, so perfect for a sunny day. Recommend the mussels & avocado/feta/hazelnut salad with a bottle of prosecco. Food (8.5/10), Service (7/10), Value (8/ Read more
  • Toby S.
    Toby SchusterJuly 7, 2013
    A beautifully chilled out place that serves great food. Service is super friendly and striking that peculiar balance of being laid-back yet efficient. A perfect destination...
  • A L.
    A LMay 25, 2016
    The Narrowboat has upped its game, the quality of the menu is now more in keeping with the gastropub prices - sophisticated food, well presented, generous portions - well done!
  • Simon D.
    Simon DonaldsonOctober 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent sharing boards, roasts and burgers. Good stout on tap and excellent wines. Just took the parents and they loved it too!
  • Marc L.
    Marc LawsonAugust 25, 2014
    We had the DNA ale, which was hoppy but still nice. The view outside and the environment inside were great. However, the pint cost £5.04 - what's with the 4p?
  • Oli D.
    Oli DowdeswellApril 4, 2015
    Stunning location and fantastic menu. Brilliant chips and burger, amazing pie and the sausage and mash is also worth a go!
  • 純苔 小.
    純苔 小橋川August 23, 2015
    The chocolate, peanut butter, banana, avocado mousse is amazing! You have to try it! Get two!
  • Jordi L.
    Jordi LlobetJuly 31, 2014
    Try to take a table at the terrace. Quite and beautiful area. Fries are so good, and the Hamburgers are amazing.
  • A L.
    A LDecember 6, 2015
    Lovely location, was a regular here for years but have decided to stop going as the prices have climbed while food has become generic - nearly £20 for a very basic pub main course...
  • Leeky
    LeekyJuly 17, 2015
    Try and get a seat on the balconies over looking the canal. They also do a really good take on Fish & Chips.
  • James P.
    James PartonAugust 8, 2016
    Pretty good selection of Young's ales. About half a dozen tables on outside balconies over looking the canal. Nice.
  • Max K.
    Max KletSeptember 7, 2013
    Platters to share are fantastic and quite big. There are also seats upstairs on the balconies if you're lucky
  • Lizzie F.
    Lizzie FinnOctober 21, 2013
    Really good Sunday roast and awesome staff. I accidentally left my phone there and one of the bar tenders dropped it to my house on his way home!
  • Stavroula K.
    Went there for a birthday party and the group food was good! Staff is always nice and helpful. Good place.
  • Anna V.
    Anna VAugust 4, 2013
    Enjoy the sun and canal view on the balcony or have a cozy drink inside. Blankets and hot water bottles by the sofas.
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinJune 26, 2015
    Very friendly staff that catered to our weird drink choices! Delightful canal views with pub fare.
  • Nash N.
    Nash NaniMay 3, 2016
    Unique for its canal views and balconies, but the food is also pretty solid..highly recommended
  • Yannis
    YannisNovember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice food, a bit pricey if I'm honest, but the atmosphere rocks and staff are nice!
  • Jess P.
    Jess ParkerOctober 11, 2014
    The fish and chips are fantastic. Very filling too!
  • Geraldine G.
    Geraldine GoldieNovember 5, 2013
    Absolutely brilliant food and the staff are so lovely, creating such a really relaxed atmosphere
  • Brandon 🍣🍶☕️
    Brandon 🍣🍶☕️December 27, 2015
    So many crazy choices of foods and they were actually open on Sunday!! Only pub around that I could get into. 👍🏼
  • Lidia V.
    Lidia VorontsovaNovember 2, 2014
    Such a lovely and cozy pub overlooking the canal. Not too expensive either.
  • Benni P.
    Great place to enjoy a drink in the sun when it is warm out
  • Gus F.
    Gus FergusonNovember 28, 2014
    Good food with a real country feeling... You don't feel like you're in London anymore!
  • Alba I.
    Alba IbarzJune 1, 2013
    Different, lovely and confortable place to have a beer. It seems that you are not in London.
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackFebruary 3
    Good pub grub and great atmosphere, especially on a warm day
  • Dessy M.
    Dessy MitevaSeptember 14, 2014
    Try the burger! The terrace is really nice on a sunny day :-)
  • L
    LJanuary 30, 2016
    Cute pub, get a seat upstairs on the balcony for drinks by the canal.
  • Ros O.
    Ros O' FlynnSeptember 2, 2014
    Great little gastropub on the canal! Was nice for lunch in the sun. Good burger!
  • Moozl
    MoozlDecember 27, 2016
    Burger and fish&chips were both amazing.
  • Wojtek B.
    Wojtek BerezaJuly 12, 2015
    Pretty cute place but gets packed on the weekend, bring back the bench on the canal!
  • Tanya W.
    Tanya WoodNovember 22, 2012
    Loving the new decor! The banana honey and walnut cake is yummy.
  • Matteo C.
    Matteo CifelliJanuary 3, 2015
    Food is good, nice atmosphere and great view of the chanel. Service can be improved.
  • Harriet T.
    Harriet TaylorApril 22, 2015
    Really great location on the canal front! Good beers!
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt HaaAugust 7, 2016
    Very cozy gastro-pub! Friendly staff and great food!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RobbinsNovember 30, 2014
    Good service. Acceptable Roasts.
  • Amitai O.
    Amitai OliverDecember 16, 2015
    Great food (Sunday roasts and burgers) and good atmosphere.
  • Jonnie J.
    Jonnie JensenOctober 1, 2012
    Awesome burger. Poor fries. Other food I've had here had all been good.
  • Alexandra A.
    Alexandra AFebruary 21, 2015
    Great for breakfast. Quiet and catches the sun over the canal
  • Dean R.
    Dean ReadDecember 29, 2015
    Good views of the canal, very tranquil, friendly srtvice
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KnightFebruary 17, 2016
    Great Yorkshire puddings with all the gravy you want
  • Greg O.
    Greg OhmSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ales and Sunday roast. Get a table on the canal.
  • Greg O.
    Greg OhmMay 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Used to love this place but food was way off and disappointing. Server good under circumstance, but overall frenetic & harried atmosphere was not what we'd expected.
  • James
    JamesApril 7, 2013
    Beautiful views over the canal, cracking roast and they're very dog friendly.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BeachJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sat downstairs, struggled to get waiter's attention for a menu. Then waited to order. Waiter (short bloke, dark hair) busy chatting up some girls outside. I gave up and left after ten mins.
  • Florie R.
    Florie RoudetSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Sunday roast. Desert was a let down: avoid the chocolate marquis
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara PixieDecember 22, 2015
    Lovely place to stop off for a pint of you're walking the canal
  • Mark S.
    Mark StanfieldAugust 8, 2014
    Location, food and pump selection
  • Jonny L.
    Jonny LontayaoDecember 15, 2012
    Fantastic staff, and super mulled cider!!
  • Wojtek B.
    Wojtek BerezaJuly 15, 2015
    Rhubarb cider in Islington, nice.
  • Allen C.
    Allen CaiMarch 17
    A cozy spot with good eats and a nice view!
  • Margaux C.
    Margaux CléachSeptember 6, 2015
    Nice place on Regent's canal, food is simple but ok
  • Neil C.
    Neil CarpenterAugust 24, 2014
    Whole Camembert, while watching people go past on the canal
  • Marion D.
    Marion DakersApril 9, 2011
    £5 limit on cards, but the crisps are nice enough to make it worthwhile
  • Ross H.
    Ross HAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Book in advance to get a balcony table in the sun on a Sunday afternoon
  • Judita B.
    Judita BokrosovaSeptember 23, 2012
    Great weekend spot overlooking the canal
  • Keith E.
    Keith EmmersonSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent Truman's ale here at the moment
  • Guillermo D.
    Service was atrocious. It took 30 mins just to get seated even though there were tables available. The food didn't come any faster... And it wasn't good.
  • Andy B.
    Andy BoyleMarch 3, 2012
    Best moules frites in London...
  • Cat G.
    Cat GallagJuly 14, 2015
    The aubergine tart
  • Zeynep A.
    Zeynep AydemirApril 20, 2016
    Burgers are so good!
  • Natalia P.
    Natalia PalmeiraMay 13, 2016
    Burgers are delicious
  • Will S.
    Will StewartNovember 8, 2015
    Sunday lunch for two !!!
  • Matt W.
    Matt WhiteJune 1, 2012
    All I can hear is white noise. Needs carpet or something.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BrowneAugust 8, 2010
    See the Pea Green Boat opposite. Four Square think it's in Kings Cross, because their location sensor is a pile of steaming shit!!!!
  • Zee M.
    Zee M KaneJanuary 24, 2013
    Incredible steak
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn S.October 17, 2013
    amazing burgerrrrrrrsssssss
  • Ian B.
    Ian BroomOctober 31, 2009
    enjoy their great roasts on a Sunday and good ales.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CheongJune 6, 2010
    Amazing in the sun -try a pint of honey dew:)
  • Mesut K.
    Mesut KayaJanuary 6, 2013
    Well impressed!
  • James B.
    James BrothersAugust 19, 2011
    Amazing fish and chips!
  • Boon C.
    Boon ChewOctober 17, 2009
    Head downstairs for a lovely view of the canal
  • Dimitrios K.
    Dimitrios KalmantisSeptember 24, 2010
    Best Pub!!!!
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonNovember 24, 2015
    The truffle fries are disappointing. Everything else is really good.
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