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 Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

Oldroyd is a mix of French, Italian, and Spanish, and the best restaurant in Islington. It’s also very small, so plan accordingly.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 46 People Are Saying
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London
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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B
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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RL
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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...

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OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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f
London
39 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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A
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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k
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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TF
London
36 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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

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B
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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Perth / WA
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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G
London
117 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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j
London
23 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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G
London
173 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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IF
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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...

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch offer is fantastic.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and awesome service. Definitely be back!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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v
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal, the food was delicious!

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E
London
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night in a perfect restaurant. Everyone was friendly and helpful, the food was fabulous and the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed. Wish I could have tried everything on the menu.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really tasty and the staff nice. But the sharing plates were so small and yet so expensive that this has spoiled the whole experience a bit.
The place is really cosy and well decorated though.

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L
London
26 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The staff were lovely at Oldroyd and looked after us on our anniversary, but for me it was uncomfortable and cramped - we were sat so close to the people next to us I can tell you all about their upcoming holiday, there was also a draft coming up from underneath my seat that I tried to block with my bag. Also, I didn't realise that it was sharing plates as the sample menu looked more like the trad starter and main approach which I prefer. The wine was really nice and some of the food was interesting, just not my style of venue

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D
London
59 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great lunch at Oldroyd. They continue to turn out excellent extremely good value meals. The menu changes frequently so there is always something new to try. The set menu is a serious bargain and the wine list contains some interesting wines.
A real neighbourhood gem.

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PO
London
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Brilliant food and brilliant atmosphere for a relaxed lunch with someone I never met before who was visiting from New York and was introduced to me by a mutual friend. I had the gnocchi with beans - delicious - followed with a super yummy pear ice-cream, a suggestion of our waiter, and a very good single espresso. I am definitely going back, on my own or with friends or even for an informal work meeting.

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DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice cosy place, delicious food, great value for money, one of my favorite spots.

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s
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Waitress was very knowledgeable on the menu and made sure we didn't over order. Food was fabulous.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal, cosy and brilliant service. Will be coming back! Xx

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M
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent and inventive food. Excellent and attentive staff. Excellent restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been to Oldroyd before and always enjoy the food. But last week was maybe the best meal - everything was delicious. I prefer to eat food we would not cook at home and this is what they provide. The staff are just the right sort of friendly and unobtrusive and it is overall a really good dining experience.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A visit is a must.
The perfect lunch at an amazing £19. Bliss.

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IH
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice but unexceptional food on small plates at a good price. The drinks service was fantastically slow, everything arriving too late - aperitif with main course, coffee after the bill etc. But a pleasant atmosphere and a relief from the chain dominance of Upper St otherwise.

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