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The Narrowboat

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#5,385 of 18,798 Restaurants in London
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Food and ambience

Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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The Narrowboat is a hidden gem and the one and only pub situated directly on Regent's Canal in Islington. A beautiful pub tucked away from the hustle and bustle for those who enjoy relaxing with friends and family. We have a fantastic range of cask ales and craft beers and spirits, as well as a beautiful selection of fine wines. Our food is seasonal and fresh with some amazing British classics and a few modern inventions of our own.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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We were attracted to this pub by the Young's app, offering a free drink for St George's Day. We decided to book dinner as well; the incentive therefore was successful for the pub. Nearly the whole experience was negative, which was unfortunate, as we wished...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank shanemacrory
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great service, Great food. Great venue. What more can I say? A brilliant place to spend a Sunday afternoon,

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 135david9999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely venue, good food. Our waitress Renata was good ! Only suggestion for improvement would be coming past the table a few more times to check if anything else was needed.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank stevenbG6553ZK
Jitka S, Guest Relations Manager at The Narrowboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review , kisses from the team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Sunday lunch with excellent service. Well worth a visit and great value for money. The Yorkshire puddings are something to behold

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jreharris123
Jitka S, Guest Relations Manager at The Narrowboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review kisses from the team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rubbish food, food wasn’t fresh while the managers waitress insisted the food was fresh and lied about the chicken being ovened while it was obvious the chicken was fried. The service was awful, would not recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Alfie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to the Narrow Boat for 3 years since moving to London and have noticed a definite decline in the quality of meals and service over the past 4-6 months. The gin options have been reduced a lot... we were offered two...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sgadz
Jitka S, Guest Relations Manager at The Narrowboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm very sorry too hear about your visit with us and would like too discuss it further with you, could you contact me at narrowboat@youngs.co.uk so I can find out what happened? Best Jitka

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading previous reviews I feel a bit at odds with what been said. Although a single dinner and a large group is very different. Popped in here tonight, 4/4/19. Ordered a meal at the bar and found my seat. Steak was great. Medium rare...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jackdouglas7
Jitka S, Public Relations Manager at The Narrowboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

ah thank you for your review kisses from the team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a space at the Narrowboat for some engagement drinks with some friends. They called me to confirm the booking on the morning of the reservation and I confirmed it with them (a space for 15 people). However, upon arriving at the pub we...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank martinkelly66
TheNarrowboatTeam, Director of Sales at The Narrowboat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hi Martyn thank you for your feedback, i believe our GM is been in touch with you order to rettifaith the situation and to restore the faith in our little pub. Many Thanks The Narrowboat team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great so it was such a shame the whole experience was a disaster. We had pre-booked a table for a large seating for a work lunch, and even pre-ordered our food the day before to ensure a quick and painless lunch. However,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nicole W
TheNarrowboatTeam, Director of Sales at The Narrowboat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hi nicole thank you for your feedback, i believe our GM is been in touch with you order to rettifaith the situation and to restore the faith in our little pub. Many Thanks The Narrow Boat team

Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Read most of the reviews on the narrow boat about Sunday lunch was not disappointed sat downstairs near the kitchen the Sunday lunch was lovely beef and chicken was lovely staff were very helpful and nice chef even ask was our food ok which we...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank debLondonEngland
Jitka S, Guest Relations Manager at The Narrowboat, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

thanks for your 5* review glad you enjoyed it , hope too see you soon.

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Wait till after Brexit, then we'll really have something to complain about! There is generally a shortage of well-trained serving staff in London and the misguided thought is that anyone can do it without any particular... More
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