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Dolls House Islington, London,
Dolls House Islington, London,
Dolls House Islington, London,
Dolls House Islington, London,
Dolls House Islington, London,

Dolls House Islington

3.9
3.9
31 Reviews
£25 and under
British
During quieter days our Al la Carte menu is served in the Parlour bar on the ground floor.

Online reservations are for A la Carte diners in groups of up to eight. If you would like to enquire for a drinks booking or dinner for 9 or more please contact the House reservations directly.

The House serves a modern British menu using fresh seasonal produce, with home cured fish and meats cooked over a charcoal grill. Brunch and our legendary bottomless bloody Mary’s and Mimosas are served on Saturday and Sundays.



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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Steak, English
  • Hours of operation
    Tuesday - Friday 1800-2300 Saturday & Sunday 1100-1700 & 1800-2300
  • Phone number
    020 7288 1470
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Bradley Cox
  • Catering
    We have in house catering for any event
  • Private party facilities
    We can host private events large and small. From taking the whole house for your birthday or company party or a private office dinner for 20. We also let out the space for conferencing, fashion and book launches, weddings and other private parties. Please get in contact with any questions house@thedeaddollsclub.com
  • Private party contact
    house@thedeaddollsclub.com: 020 7729 2913
  • Neighborhood
    Hackney
  • Parking details
    There is on street pay and display parking. We have private parking space for whole venue bookings or photo shoots
  • Public transit
    Highbury and Islington Station - 5 min walk<br />Angel Station - 10 min walk<br />Busses:<br />30, 43, 4, 19 all stop directly outside the venue.
  • Entertainment
    Music is a mixture of laid back funk and jazz bringing in some beats up as the sun goes down. Check out our exclusive mixes from our resident music maestro TBXhttp://www.mixcloud.com/TBX/i-love-the-stew-house-kicking-off-for-another-winter-off-content/
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

31 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The drinks were fine, but the food was absolutely terrible. I ordered the salmon benedict and it was the smallest portion i have every seen - half of one muffin!! In the end it was actually good that it was so small because it was so heavily over-salted that we couldn't really eat it. Really unpleasant. The service was also pretty terrible. The restaurant was empty bar us and two other tables but we has to wave to get her attention the majority of the time. And she had no idea about anything on the menu. She advised that the 'steak benedict' was a thin steak on a muffin. When it came it was steak and chips. It was as though this was the soft opening week of the restaurant, but i understand it's been open for a while. Really really disappointing.

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  2. Petitesouris

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was pretty bad, we were the only table for a good hour into our brunch. The waitress kept walking towards our table then changing her mind at the last minute. My friend ordered eggs benedict and she brought out eggs be edict with steak instead of ham, and said this was the only eggs benedict option on the menu although the menu did not explain this?! The three of us that had eggs in some form were all disappointed as they were basically hard boiled. We waited so long to get our bill desire trying to catch the waitresses eye when she wandered towards us that we ended up going straight to the bar and asking to pay.

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  3. nini

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited for 40minutes plus for are meal. When it arrived it was below average, and the unlimited booze brunch deal was very disappointing to say the least. We waited for atlas 10 minutes to get a top up and the bloody mary tasted awful! Do not go here.

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  4. FREDANDWILMA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived on the top floor to be greeted by the owner who made me feel like an old family friend, the barstaff were attentive and the meal was exquisite

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  5. Ivan

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was a bit concerned as I arrived as it was very loud downstairs and I am not such a fan of having to scream at my date over dinner! But the space upstairs was airy and a lot quieter. Just sad the food let them down.

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  6. ChiswickLocal

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    On arrival we were told there were people on our table so sit anywhere in the bar. There was no wine list eventually we were told there was a Merlot or one other I can't remember, no more info was given. We asked why we were in the bar not the restaurant as we'd pre booked the table and we were told it was booked for a private event. We finally managed to find someone to order our food from, the main courses were good. After another struggle to order dessert then wait for far too long it was awful. We eventually got bored of waiting for any kind of service and paid at the bar, the bar man was very sympathetic and cheered us up a bit. We were expecting a lot more and came away disappointed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place with awesome drinks but food was salty. Would recommend as a bar rather than a restaurant.

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  8. Average

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I've been to the Dolls House in Hoxton Square before so I was looking forward to trying their brunch. When we arrived they seated us right at the back of the restaurant, it was really dark and felt quite dirty. The service wasn't good - they were disorganised, badly managed, weren't helpful and had no initiative (I asked for scrambled eggs and the waitress told me I could only have things on the menu - they had eggs and all the other ingredients to make them), the waitress was also fairly incoherent throughout the meal, it was loud, slow, average food and small portions. The bathrooms were disgusting, I felt like I was in a club. I really wouldn't recommend anything about this place.

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  9. Josie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here with a group of 6 friends for a 50th birthday celebratory meal. Ticked every box. Beautiful space up on the top floor. Short menu but everything we ordered was delicious so very happy. The staff really made it as they were really friendly and helpful

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  10. Celine

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I don't know if it was just bad luck that day but I sadly didn't really enjoy my Sunday lunch there. The place is nicely decorated and there was a good ambience but we had to wait for a very long time to be served, even though the restaurant was half empty, and the roasts were extremely disappointing, with vegetables that looked like they had been taken out of a can. The cocktails were good though.

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  11. Kittyw101

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on a Sunday and had a delicious roast - the slow roasted beef was a real highlight, flavourful and tender. Cocktails are very good too!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The layout of the restaurant does not fit the concept the restaurant is trying to portray. The menu is limiting and expensive.

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  13. EMS1

    New York City

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked for a friend's birthday. We had dinner upstairs first. The menu was quite limited but the dishes were well-executed, fresh ingredients with wonderful flavours. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We then went downstairs to the bar for more drinks and a bit of dancing. The DJ was excellent, music was great, crowd was a good mix. Cocktails were a bit hit and miss though. One bartender was rather disapproving of us ordering shots as people around us were ordering bottles of champagne, which I thought was unnecessary. Otherwise we had a great night out, thank you!

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  14. Sandi

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my 2nd visit to Islington venue and we had another great visit. I went with my 2 friends and we had dinner and drinks on a Wednesday. The food was fantastic, the staff friendly and just had a really lovely evening. You are made to feel welcome! The starters were mouthwatering and the mains cooked to perfection!! Loved and will be back again!

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  15. An1shab

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    whilst the staff were very friendly, unfortunately the service was incredibly slow and when our meal was finally served it did not live to the expected standard. I would suggest you visit for a drink... That too only if you're really struggling to find another bar.

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  16. Gabi

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our meal here on Saturday night. The staff were really friendly, the atmosphere was great and the restaurant were really accomodating when we had a few friends joining us for drinks at our table even though they were packed. We even got to stay over our two hour time time slot. Going down stairs to party at the bar after was ideal and made for a fab evening. The food was delicious but I do feel it was slightly over priced. It wouldn't stop me from going back though!

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  17. MisterV

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been a fan of The Dolls House for long, long time! I finally got to visit their beautiful new location in Islington's Upper Street., the style, service and food & drink remain high standard without being pretentious, see you soon for Gin!!

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  18. vebarnes

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the house of wolf has been transformed into the dollhouse. A gorgeous, light and airy three story restaurant come cocktail bar. Service is absolutely excellent, the decor is delightful, the food is high end British cuisine that can't be faulted and the cocktails are amazing. I would recommend this 100%

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  19. Annie

    Miami

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok. Service was non existant as was the wine list.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Venue is very interesting and better suited for a night out with friends than a romantic/quiet dinner out. Gets extremely loud after 9 pm. Service was good albeit a bit slow and food was good but not as outstanding as described in other reviews I had read. All in all would probably go back with friends because of the exceptional venue but not well suited for a quiet intimate date unless you go around 7 ish.

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  21. ArianneXina

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was a fan of The Dolls House, Hoxton so have been really excited to try the new venue - especially now that they're open Sundays! Definitely was not disappointed. I had roast beef which was cooked to perfection and so tasty. All of the accompaniments were amazing as well, right down to the homemade horseradish sauce. Lovely chilled atmosphere, staff were great fun and the place itself is even more gorgeous than their last home. I will definitely be making Sundays here a regular thing.

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  22. Sand

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was the first time we visited the Dolls House and would thoroughly recommend it. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the service very good even though they were busy. The food was delicious - we had their Sunday roast! We enjoyed it so much that we have booked to go back!

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  23. Benjibu

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb Sunday lunch, great value, and I hear they have live music in the evening so I'll be booking a later slot next time around!

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  24. Airekoth

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The building is lovely and the ambiance great (although we had some trouble finding the restaurant as the staff kept trying to send us to the first floor). However, the food in the restaurant was disappointing (the chicken was overcooked) and the menu was very limited with only a few items.

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  25. didz

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    expected a bit more. Yorkshire pudding should be soft and they came out crispy....aunt bessies are better

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  26. Nush

    London

    140 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was keen to try this place as newly opened and replacing House of Wolf in an interesting looking building on Upper Street. First, the positives, pleasing interior decor with teale cushioned seats, crystalware, piano in back and cute baby poodle curled up on a rug next to it, two nice sized rooms upstairs for a private dinner/drinks function and generally lovely, very friendly staff and service. It was fairly pricey (£21 for steak, £17 chicken). Both the steak and chicken, which came with duck fat chips were very good, just perhaps not quite good enough to merit the price. We felt a little unwelcome because of our two toddlers. There is no actual doll's house there, in case you're wondering, but a glass cabinet with a porcelain dog collection!

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  27. talia

    London

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    the restaurant is nice, perfect for a date. de bar downstairs is not very special. the food was ok, nice steak and nice salmon and they have amazing duck fat chips!

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  28. Lauren

    London

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great venue and decor, lovely for drinks and a meal on a date

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  29. Ande1

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday roast. Funky place. Bar knocked up some great tasting non alcoholic cocktails for me. Service was up and down a bit but the staff were really friendly and the food was out real quick. Would recommend eating here or having a drink before heading to the Union Chapel as we did.

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  30. Sandy85

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A new venue with a chilled vibe, the food menu is simple but ohh soo good! I would highly recommend and if possible get a seat by the large victorian windows. The service was fantastic, a great middle ground between attentive without being intrusive and very friendly. I will most certainly be going back.

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  31. PoppyG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to the Dead Doll's club for dinner with friends at the weekend and we all had a great time. The cocktails were delicious and the menu, while not huge, had a good selection of starters and mains and all of us cleared our plates! I can also thoroughly recommend the little coffee/chocolate cups for dessert. The service was very friendly and attentive and the dining room itself is lovely with quirky but luxurious decor. I'll definitely be back...

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181 Upper Street, London, London, N1 1RQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hackney
  • Hours of operation
    Tuesday - Friday 1800-2300 Saturday & Sunday 1100-1700 & 1800-2300
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Steak, English
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is on street pay and display parking. We have private parking space for whole venue bookings or photo shoots
  • Public transit
    Highbury and Islington Station - 5 min walkAngel Station - 10 min walkBusses:30, 43, 4, 19 all stop directly outside the venue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bradley Cox
  • Entertainment
    Music is a mixture of laid back funk and jazz bringing in some beats up as the sun goes down. Check out our exclusive mixes from our resident music maestro TBXhttp://www.mixcloud.com/TBX/i-love-the-stew-house-kicking-off-for-another-winter-off-content/
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7288 1470
  • Catering
    We have in house catering for any event
  • Private party facilities
    We can host private events large and small. From taking the whole house for your birthday or company party or a private office dinner for 20. We also let out the space for conferencing, fashion and book launches, weddings and other private parties. Please get in contact with any questions house@thedeaddollsclub.com
  • Private party contact
    house@thedeaddollsclub.com: 020 7729 2913
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