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 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.
Great pre-theatre meal! Served with a smile. Buzzy atmosphere with diners of all ages. We had pate which was served with a great chutney and they bought extra toast when asked. We both had a great fish and chips which were just perfect. After the meal we had a two minute stroll to Saddlers Wells to see Voices of America which let us end the evening on a high. Thanks Quandoo for the part you played in booking this brilliant venue.
The Pearl and Feather is only two minutes from Salders Wells. They had a theatre supper for £17.00 starter and main. Food very good, staff very friendly and efficient which enabled us to get to the theater on time. I would recommend
Staff polite, kind and attentive. Food gorgeous. Very nice wine. Al in good time for our visit to the ballet.Lovely start to a special evening!
A very enjoyable evening not too noisey like most of Islington The scallops and cod were very tasty I have been several time and always enjoy it especially as you can talk with your friends and hear them!
I have not awarded 6 points as one of our party had the pie, I can’t remember what it was some game Bird with tarragon and mushrooms maybe Partridge? I had seen other people’s pies being delivered to tables with raised puff crusts but his was sunken and soggy, rather a mean portion as well in my opinion. Also I think you could streatch to two slices of bread with the pate! Fish and chips were great. Service very good indeed. Thank you.
the service was excellent, the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. Our waitress was particularly charming as well as efficient. This was our second visit -on our first visit we had fish (with chorizo - unusual and successful combination) This time we had the lamb shanks with lentils - a real winner! This is the perfect place for a meal before a performance at Sadlers Wells across the street - it's a civilised start to the evening !
Mixed feelings about this place. This was not my first visit and I would go back again. The food is always of a high standard but a bit disappointed this time that I specifically asked for the roast beef to be served medium to well but it arrived very rare. also there was no coffee available! Could do with a couple more choices of pudding.
Great lively atmosphere pre theatre and very busy the staff worked their socks off. Main courses veal chop and lemon sole were gorgeous, perfectly cooked and both were dishes that can be disappointing with un-careful handling. The only reason I didn't give top marks was the starter, pate, it was fine but looked just unwrapped from local supermarket. Will certainly go again.
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.
First time at this in. Very convenient for Saddlers Wells just a stroll across the road . We arrived at 5.15 before it got too busy. Nice buzzy atmosphere good cheerful service and the food was fine but not special. Would recommend that you eat upstairs if possible. Leave plenty of time as when busy it’s hectic!