The Pearl and Feather is so close to Sadler’s Wells Theatre you can just about hear the voices of those actors who really know how to project. This lovingly refurbished 1820s pub boasts a huge selection of craft beers, select wines and spirits, and a bistro menu of honest and down-to-earth European and international dishes crafted from seasonal produce sourced from local suppliers. Just a short walk up St. John Street from Angel tube station and close to one of London’s most famous theatres, The Pearl and Feather is an ideal pre-theatre dining and post-theatre drinking destination. Book now to secure some space at this jewel in Islington’s crown when it comes to refined but informal dining.
the place was empty when we arrived-however it took almost fifteen minutes before the waiter came and another half hour before our starter arrived. We told the waiter that we were going to the theatre; nevertheless, we were unable to finish our meal because we had to leave five minutes after the main course arrived. The food used to be good but we thought the quality had gone down since our last visit. The beetroot soup was actually very poor - flavorless, and served in an unappealing tin dish in which one might have served a dog's dinner. My main course (fish) was tasteless and my husband was unenthusiastic about his chicken. The service overall was dreadful. What a shame.
Service was pleasant and efficient and the food and wine were good value for money. It would have been more enjoyable still but for the rather noisy party in the opposite corner of the room but that is not a reflection on the management.
2 meals - one fairly good the other not, that one being s half filled pie with bland filling served with cold n nearly raw veg. Other meal being freshly cooked small bit of fish was fine. Quite dear for what it was and doubt I'll go back. Next day I had s libje Neal at the Bike Shed in Shoreditch for £3 less which was lovely. Can be done.
The Pearl and Feather is just as bookable as a place to grab a quick drink and some bar food before you hit the northern quarter of London’s theatreland. Pull up at this clean-lined and European-influenced Islington brasserie and sip on a glass or two with a side of roasted and smoked almonds, fried broad beans with chilli and salt, or a devilled veal kidney on toast, or take your pick from over 50 hand-crafted beers and bag some pulled BBQ pork on a brioche bun. When it comes to pre-theatre dining proper, The Pearl and Feather has a dinner (and lunch) menu packed with rustic British dishes that, being seasonal, is likely to change daily but sure to pack a punch.
Whether or not you’re heading to Sadler’s Wells for the show – just round the corner from the restaurant’s St. John Street location – The Pearl and Feather is a friendly place to dine in stunning, warm surrounds for prices that are hard to find in Islington or elsewhere in central London. Service is smart and unfussy, the venue is bright and the food is fresh and simple. A typical meal here might begin with Maldon rock oysters or an unmissable European charcuterie platter, continue with a main course of braised Saltmarsh lamb shank, Norfolk chicken breast, Angus sirloin or rainbow trout, or simple battered haddock and chips. Wrap it up with chocolate fondant, blood orange sorbet, or a very British cheeseboard. Whatever you choose you can be sure that The Pearl and Feather have scoured the neighbourhood for the best ingredients, meaning this is honest-to-god good food.