The Proud Archivist


Situated on Regent’s Canal near Haggerston Overground Station, The Proud Archivist is a combined gallery, bar, restaurant, cafe and events space, serving fabulous food and drink in a beautiful setting. Open 7 days a week, we want to feed you, drink you (hang on, that doesn't sound right…), entertain you and educate you with our food, drink, exhibitions and events. From comedy to history, politics to sport, we’re pretty much interested in everything and will be programming events which reflect that. We think we’re a lovely venue, and we hope you do too. Come and check us out for breakfast, lunch or dinner – or for a drink, or a show, or to take a look at some pictures, or even just to look at the swans. We can’t wait to see you.

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The Proud Archivist

Hertford Road
N1 5ET
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Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Proud Archivist

3.0 out of 5 22 February 2015
by Colleen C.

Ok, so that one perfect day I had on location at TPA? An outlier. A 5-star outlier that I've not been able to achieve again.

I've been back 3x since and each and every time the service is so scattered it's barely passable. What is the deal here guys? It feels like opening day, yet it's far from it.

The space is so beautiful and gorgeous, and yet in almost every other facet it falls short....more

3.0 out of 5 19 February 2015
by Foxy R.

TPA is super blah, and I don't use the word blah lightly.

The lunchtime food selectionmore

4.0 out of 5 10 February 2015
by Ira P.

Tasty but slow, at least when busy.

This place has an enviable location on Regent's Canal between Hoxton and Dalston, with a large and interesting industrial space. We showed up on a Saturday hoping for a small lunch, but only the brunch menu was being served, so no sandwiches or small bites. The place was packed.

We ordered anyway, and the resulting one-egg benedict was very good and the...more

3.0 out of 5 25 January 2015
by Ana J.

This place is good for a drink but I wouldn't advise it for brunch. Currently they have a pop-up kitchen looking after their brunch and what's on offer is very limited. Which could be ok if the good was really good but it's just OK. Two eggs Benedict served in a big plate with no salad or other garnish even if just for a bit of decoration does not give a good first impression. Eggs were also...more

5.0 out of 5 4 January 2015
by Baya C.

Type The Proud Archivist's postcode into your phone and it will lure you into a big black hole.

We tried to find it on a Friday. No luck.

We returned on the Saturday and, with a little more perseverance, we finally found it. Jolly glad we did as well. Loved the place so much, we came back again the very next day.

It's a beautiful space, very modern, with various areas - for eating,...more

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