Oldroyd

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OLDROYD is the first solo restaurant from former Chef Director of the Polpo Group, Tom Oldroyd. Having opened nine restaurants with the group across London, Tom left to focus on his latest venture - OLDROYD.

OLDROYD opened its doors on 9th July 2015 at 344 Upper Street, just off Camden passage and Islington Green. The restaurant offers a daily changing European menu built around the best seasonal British ingredients.

"I really hope Oldroyd will become an integral part of the Islington dining scene, offering relaxed service and delicious food to locals and visitors alike" - Tom Oldroyd
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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4.2
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JJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Oldroyd is the sort of restaurant everyone, in a perfect world, would have nearby. Imaginative food, friendly staff and a small but good wine list. I've tended to go on meatless Mondays but a mid-week trip found quite a few vegetarian favourites reprised (the wondrous grilled aubergine with a garlicky sauce and pickled shallots, and a splendid nutty topping for a halved head of chicory, for example). This time we added a monkfish and shrimp dish and a sliced of pork loin. All lovingly done. And to deduct the price of a bottle of wine for a minor mess-up with the booking shows pretty classy customer service. If you've not been, give it a try, and a pocket-size delight.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very small, cosy restaurant that was the perfect place for five friends to spend the evening. The wine on special was perfectly full-bodied, all of the food was delicious (braised oxtail croquettes, anchovy butter, wild mushroom tagliatelle, feta mousse...). The service was very attentive. Overall the evening was lovely, and we will definitely be back!

L
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

I wouldn’t have found this little gem had it not for the OpenTable. I was looking for a casual yet value for money place with original and healthy food near Angel area to meet an old friend. I was really pleased that I found this place. The lunch menu for £10 consists of four different dishes to choose from all of which sounds healthy and interesting. My friend and I chose poached sardine fillets of buttered cale, spinach and ricotta malfatti and sourdough bread with anchovie butter as a side which were all delicious. A bottle of French white was reasonable and went well with food. This is a tiny cafe restaurant and wooden tables and chairs are not so comfortable and not suitable for a big group. But service friendly and not pushy. I definitely come back again.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Easy evening celebrating my fathers birthday. Met expectations, thankyou

YT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and lovely service. Wonderful little restaurant. X

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden gem in Islington. Great food and service

PA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Amazing small sharing plates of food. Ambiance is far nicer upstairs so maybe request in booking. Delicious food and great wine (although not a massive wine list). Would definitely go again!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience

Excellent lunch, imaginative main and side dishes.

TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Slight wrinkle in that OpenTable did not know that the restaurant does not open until 6:00PM, but the host called us well in advance to ask if we still wanted to dine with them. Our 7:30 curtain at Sadler's Wells theater made it essential to dine from 6:00PM to 7:10PM, and we had a wonderful meal, including dessert (but we elected to skip coffee) in that amount of time - without rushing. Superb service made that possible. The food was magnificent, no wonder it's so hard to book. Also, there are only about 12 or 15 tables! It was a great pleasure to eat at Oldroyd.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely superb food.

t
London
399 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

£10 lunch was delicious

JK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes, would absolutely recommend, the food was outstanding, had the Hake and Malfatti, both were amazing dishes, try and share everything as it's worth a taste.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Everything was perfect, especially the grapefruit gin and tonic!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely little restaurant but the food was ultimately unremarkable. There are plenty of other London restaurants that make a more memorable meal. Not sure I understand why it’s so highly rated.

OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cosy little spot in Angel. Can be a bit too crowded when the place is full. Even we sat on a different table but still like we were sharing the table. The special steak was cooked to perfection though little cold when came to the table. Delicious cocktails and reasonable price.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food experience from a limited menu. Service so-so.

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We ate in the small first floor dining room. Tables are very closely packed, and as a couple in such a space dominated by 2 lively groups (4 & 6 respectively), we did not find the experience particularly comfortable. We ordered an aperitif and asked for the food to be held until we had finished it. The first item arrived with the drinks. We do not find the "it'll come as & when the kitchen's ready" approach particularly appealing. Nor do we think that any hot food benefits from being decanted onto small, stone-cold tea plates.

RL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a great little place. Consistently good food on small plates of a good size! Service is always friendly and helpful and the buzz is good without being overwhelming. The food is distinctive and interesting. Monday is vegetarian night but worth a try even if you usually eat meat - it will educate you about how good vegetarian food can be. I’ll be back - if I can get a table...

OT
London
26 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Small portions, used to be better value for money - lunch menu price has increased and is less competitive with other local restaurants. Very tasty though

JP
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food, lovely staff, but the upstairs could be more characterful

f
London
44 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Interesting and tasty food. I went on a Sunday evening and so it was quieter. For me, it would be too much on a busy evening as the tables are very close together. For others, I’m sure that wouldn’t be a problem

A
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great little place for a tasty lunch w healthy and fresh products!

k
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal of sharing plates with family. Exceptional ox cheeks but great all round. Cosy atmosphere and attentive service. All at a reasonable price

c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good food .. small quiet place near angel .. go and enjoy

TF
London
39 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Poor. No menu available when I arrived, and the food, though food, is rather overpriced.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Smaller than expected , tables quite close together and extremely small, had to place wine bottle on floor under the table just to accommodate plates.

Noise level became unbearable as everyone is more or less sitting on top of each other.

However very friendly staff and excellent service from our waitress

OT
Perth / WA
26 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

A cosy and intimate space where food is designed to be shared. It wasn't full when we were there but can imagine you would get to know your adjoining table diners quite well as it is really small. This isn't a problem though as it's the kind of place where different tables share what they've ordered, give their opinions and inspire others. Lots of decadent flavours so a place to indulge for sure.

PG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

A nice little restaurant with a creative cuisine. We will come back !

G
London
125 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have to stop coming to this place so often as I don’t want to get bored of it, but for now I think I.m addicted. It’s tiny and fun with inventive and delicious Italian food. The best on Upper Street. Great things come in small packages.

OT
London
26 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was ok but over-priced for the portion. Staff were friendly but the place is small.

G
London
173 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good but not excellent. Fine British cuisine with good ingredients. By far the best dish was the lamb which was excellent. The other dishes were fine but did not bowl me over.

IF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The space is tiny - as is the kitchen. They do struggle to bring out sharing dishes in a meaningful order and some dishes were quite bland- the croquetas, the lamb...

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lunch offer is fantastic.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and awesome service. Definitely be back!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was perfect and all the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the atmosphere cozy! Will definitely be back

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I love everything about Oldroyd. Small cosy place, small delicious menu, great staff.

AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Oldroyd for our anniversary dinner and it was pure bliss! (o:

v
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing food, service and ambiance. I can highly recommend this place and would be happy to go back.

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely meal, the food was delicious!

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish was really great - tasty with a good assemblage of ingredients that complemented each other. Managed to convince someone who said she didn't like rabbit to extol the virtues of the dish. The service was extremely friendly, informative and of high standard. Overall one of the best meals I have had and I have had some good ones in the locality.