North London



| North London

Previously best known for having a hand in most of the Polpo launches, Tom Oldroyd came into his own at his eponymous Islington restaurant, with a seasonal menu (and excellent croquettes). It's now one of the best spots to chow down in Islington and has a special meat-free Mondays menu.

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An Islington hotspot - we Test Drive Oldroyd
Islington gets a restaurant from Tom Oldroyd, who has come from Polpo to rejuvenate the Islington dining scene. We take a look.
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Restaurant details

344 Upper Street, London N1 0PD
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Telephone number: 020 8617 9010
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Outside seating (weather permitting)


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344 Upper Street, London N1 0PD


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday
Reviewed on August 02, 2015
"...Oldroyd is the neighbourhood restaurant we all wish we had, a place where you’ll find food from good to thrilling, at eminently reasonable prices, served with the very widest of smiles." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed on August 02, 2015
"Yes, that's right, a terrific menu from a renowned chef at bargain prices." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on July 15, 2015
"Crab tagliarini gets compared favourably with River Café pasta dishes and the zucchini fries are pronounced better than those at that restaurant. They are an ethereal tangle handing a dullsville vegetable an unexpected sultry edge." READ REVIEW

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