Oldroyd's downstairs restaurant. Image courtesy of Oldroyd.
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Enjoy some of the best contemporary cooking in London at this cosy Upper Street spot run by former Polpo chef-director, Tom Oldroyd.

The daily-changing menu features seasonal ingredients used sympathetically in dishes ranging from small snacks to larger mains. Pop in at lunchtime for a set menu, or pick from the a la carte options come evenings and weekends. If you visit on a Monday, you’ll find a wholly meat-free menu, where inventive vegetarian dishes take centre stage.

Before your meal, enjoy one of the handful of cocktails on offer, or opt for a selection from the small but reasonably priced wine list.

Prices and Opening Times

Typical meal price From £25.00 per diner

£25 and under

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Opening Times

Monday to Thursday: 12pm to 11pm

Friday and Saturday 12pm to 11.30pm

Sunday: 11am to 10pm

Venue Details & Map


344 Upper Street
N1 0PD
+44 (0)20 8617 9010

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 12 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Oldroyd

4.0 out of 5
06 April 2016
by Caroline L.

I've walked past this restaurant a thousand time and never realized it was there.

It is small. Very small. Overly cute small. Tiny. Like really really tiny (12 seats).

The description here says american restaurant, but it's really a classic british restaurant.

Set menu for lunch is £15 for two courses and £18 for three. You then choose from the very small menu (yes it's tiny as well, 3... more

4.0 out of 5
19 May 2017
by Laura S.

Sweetbreads were close to classic - seared to have a slight crisp, still tender on the inside, with a little citrus or vinegar in the sauce to lighten the offal. The texture was great, my husband thinks the best he's ever had, without as much unctuousness as sweetbreads we've had elsewhere - I didn't feel my heart clogging after eating one.

The Whipped Cod's Roe was a fat dollop of fluffy dip... more

4.0 out of 5
08 February 2017
by Jennifer L.

The new restaurant from the former Polpo/Polpetto head honcho!!!

It reminds me of Polpetto but with a little bit of French touch.

All our dishes tasted great: we had the smoked haddock croquettas with gribiche sauce.

The Stone Bass crudo was my favourite

The brown shrimp, finnish caviar and clams tagliani was really tasty

The old spot pork chop with lentis was delish!

The Bergamot... more

5.0 out of 5
13 August 2017
by Leslie L.

Everything a restaurant should be. I cannot believe it took me this long to find this gem; I cannot find a complaint. The food is fantastic and priced at a fair price point, the service is attentive without being annoying, lovely wines, cannot wait to go back. more

3.0 out of 5
30 October 2015
by Ada C.

Oldroyd is a narrow but two storied restaurant that has a super casual, slightly ramshackle feel to it. Don't expect slick decor. It's all about a laid back vibe and friendly service. The staff are very welcoming and all smiles.

The dishes are designed to be shared and between the two of us, we shared a starter (which our waiter said was more like nibbles) and three mains. Given all the... more

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