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The Alwyne Castle
83 St. Pauls RoadCanonburyLondonN1 2LY
- +44 (0)20 7359 7351
- Public transport:
- Highbury & Islington, Underground
Both times I have been there, the food was delayed for so long that we wanted to leave rather than wait. First time, we ordered eggs and soldiers and the egg was hard boiled. It didn't seem a complicated order and yet it wasn't done right.
As a chef, and in my personal opinion, they have too few people working in the kitchen and too many people ordering food. The menu needs to be much...more
***Rating does NOT include food, as I did not eat here***
I came to Alwyne Castle tagging along with a friend to attend someone's bday gathering, and I knew nothing about it. For someone that doesn't really 'do' pubs, I found this place to be a pleasant surprise.
The best part about Alwyne Castle is the sprawling beer garden space (less emphasis on the "garden" part)...it has a slight...more
A recent refurb has upgraded both the interior and the huge outdoor space and made it much more inviting, despite the noisy traffic on Balls Pond Road. Now, just in time for the warm summer evenings, they have installed many more tables and organised the outdoor area with booths, tables and bench seats with a much more appealing layout.
Service is still a bit slow somehow but it's probably...more
As a pub to spend a Sunday afternoon I would definitely recommend this place for a quiet drinks and relaxing time in the sun out in the beer garden.
But if you're looking for a decent Sunday roast I'd definitely look elsewhere portion size is pretty average but quality is very poor (nearly as bad as the customer service). Had to send my food back twice (waiting 30mins before I could start...more