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The Pearl and Feather

Islington · European, British · ££££
Very Good
34 Reviews

About The Pearl and Feather

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
360 - 362 St John Street, Islington
London EC1V 4NR

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Maldon rock oysters


Chicory, Colston basset stilton and walnut salad


Crispy quail with kohlrabi slaw and pickled chilli



Confit duck leg, red wine & game jus, potato dauphinoise


Braised Saltmarsh Lamb shank, puy lentils, herbs and roasting juice, mash


Dry aged Angus Sirloin steak, mustard seed dressing and hand cut chips



Blood orange sorbet


Rice pudding with poached rhubarb and ginger


Chocolate fondant, Madagascar vanilla ice cream


More about The Pearl and Feather, London

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.

34 The Pearl and Feather Reviews

PAULETTE G.2 days ago · 4 reviews

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

Deborah W.5 days ago · 1 review

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!

Jayne O.6 days ago · 1 review

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!

Anne T.7 days ago · 1 review

Very nice and helpful staff. A good menu at reasonable prices. The booking procedure was easy and there was no problem adding on two additional people. The location is also perfect for Sadlers Wells

Virginia M.3 days ago · 1 review

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.

kate b.2 years ago · 1 review

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 !

Christine B.a year ago · 1 review

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.

CHRISTINE I.9 months ago · 3 reviews

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.

Theresa H.a year ago · 2 reviews

Good meal and service but slightly spoilt by the lack of coffee, although they gave us a complimentary pudding to share. They do not have a coffee machine! It would be easy to serve coffee in cafetieres - no machine required apart from a kettle!

Craig K.a month ago · 1 review

The food was great but the service was really poor. It was a long wait for our mains, we were actually asked for our pudding orders before we received our mains. None of our side orders arrived. Drinks ordered were not received. When we got to ordering desserts we were told there were 4 Orange Cakes left. But we only received 3 of the 4 we ordered without any explanation. The manager did try to rectify things and gave us a round of drinks for free. The food was excellent quality and it’s a lovely pub. I would give it another go as the manager did try to put things right.

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