The Peasant

4.5
319 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Nestled in between Islington and Smithfield markets, The Peasant is a beautifully restored former gin palace that offers great British food in the bar downstairs, and superb fine dining in the restaurant upstairs. A fully-working traditional fireplace and original pub furniture, set against deep red walls and a 17th century mosaic floor, coupled with impeccable service by friendly staff allow The Peasant to provide one of the warmest welcomes of any London pub. Whatever the occasion, The Peasant will guarantee that it is a truly memorable one.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 319 people are saying
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ElisaS
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, cozy atmosphere, quick service. Good Sunday roast at reasonable price.

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ms5feet
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were last here just over two years ago - we had our wedding here - so it felt a bit weird being here under COVID-19 restrictions. It was obviously very quiet. I think there may have been maybe 6/7 other diners but it doesn't detract away from the charm of the place and why we fell in love with the venue in the first place. I had the pork cheeks in lentils and the buffalo chicken wings and my husband had a burger. Quick service, food was great as it always is. Just a shame the atmosphere is tainted by this horrible virus :( Please do still visit if you can! x

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keithw
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Peasant is a classic Victorian pub that has it's own unique feel and that ticks all the right boxes. The food, drinks, décor and even the music are all of a high standard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the roast dinner - fantastic food, generous portions - definitely a favourite local pub.

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JeffH
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

One of North London's best pubs. Great choice of keg beer. Currently standard pub food, but maybe that's Covid related. Nice staff and good service.

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SallySD
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Under these strange times, it was so good to come back to the Peasant for a pint and a meal. Great value, great food, great pub!

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SyBrighton
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really wonderful Sunday lunch with friends. The food was outstanding, and staff brilliant.

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PatrickH
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Sunday lunch was outstanding for a family group of six. A minor glitch with the starter led to a generous offer of complimentary drinks plus a fresh starter. Great recovery and excellent service. We will be back

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vipMaryR
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy restaurant-quality food in a relaxed pub setting. Service is always so friendly. Always have a great experience here, highly recommend!

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vipPKLondon
London
27 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always the Peasant has an excellent Sunday Roast selection and it is so good to have them back.

We have missed them so much.

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DerekM
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good to see the Peasant open again. Dined downstairs rather than in upstairs dining room. Lots of space and high ceiling. Food and service good.

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vipMurrayD
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great staff. Limited range of beers. Average food. Good venue needs a better chef.

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vipPKLondon
London
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant to be back. Best Sunday lunch around here. Great to see them back in business.

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AntonB
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

No dessert as the chef went home

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DaveS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and good beer - we always go before a visit to Sadlers Wells

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TimBoop
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Peasant is a great pub to go to for a Sunday roast with reasonable pricing, really good food, and a nice ambience to hang out and have drinks. The service is friendly and attentive. Highly recommend it.

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LucyM
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great menu on a Sunday. The portions were very generous and the quality was fantastic! Will definitely visit again.

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Zoe1
Norfolk
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch I've had in central London for a very long time. Lovely venue, great location for transport and fabulous staff. My only comment is that given the high ceilings its quite noisy but that didn't take anything away from the experience 😊

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vipLucy
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Peasant is a favourite for an after work dinner. We had a great meal as usual!

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Romiley
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service and a lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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SimonC
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had wedding reception here previously and always like to pop back when we can. This time we dined in the more formal upstairs restaurant.

The staff retention tells me a lot about the management of the place and the dedication of the staff is evident with the whole experience at The Peasant.

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CatrionaW
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Peasant is my favourite place in London for roasts on a Sunday. The flavour of their roast is unbeatable and its good value for money. I travel from Brixton to here because it's so good!

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CathieH
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection on the menu, huge portions and good quality food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It’s not good, it’s not even OK

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greedygregor
London
34 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service but epic fail not having custard on the menu in winter.

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Bluesnake
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place whit good food and beer. The restaurant part was closed (maybe because it was Sunday). Some things on the menu were missing, but the one served was very tasty. Desserts are also very good.

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Mikhail
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great beer selection and a nice pub, but not a good restaurant.

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BevB
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasty food. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The food arrived without delay and at the perfect temperature.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Restaurant empty and food expensive for what it was.

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DanielD
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we had the Sunday Roast which was very nice indeed! Matched with good drinks great service made for a good experience. Recommended 👍 Thanks everyone at The Peasant.

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vipLucy
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as usual!

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MaddieL
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, amazing value! Nothing negative about our experience! It’s a wonderful local pub and can’t wait to dine again.

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LeoA
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing, with great ambiance. Keep coming back!

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my wedding reception here so knew it would be good, but the friends I ate with had not been before. They loved it: tasty food, great staff, really good value for money and we were able to chat at the table after we’d finished our meal. Perfect. We’ll be back!

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kc1365
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friend's birthday here and it was so lovely. It's not too busy in here, and a lovely setting. Our server was friendly and the food was great. Really decent size portions as well. Definitely good value.

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RussellPorter
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really impressed by The Pheasant, the roast was excellent with well cooked meat, crunchy vegetables and a really tasty yorkshire pudding. The staff were attentive and the food came out promptly. The pub is a classic example of the grand Victorian boozer and perfectly placed for a walk around the Barbican after lunch. Will return!

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LondonDiner
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

14 people plus 4 kids all under 5. Really good Sunday roast and accommodating staff. Great wine list that we worked through. Recommended.

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AbiW
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For a family dinner this was the perfect location and really relaxed but good quality food and a bit more special than just being downstairs in the pub. We were there on a Friday night and our waitress was absolutely lovely, and made such an effort to be friendly and engage with us as customers. My only criticism was the butternut squash tart starter had clearly been made ahead and reheated, so the filling had dried out and the pastry was a bit soft. This was a shame because all of the rest of the food was excellent. We will be back!

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DaisyE
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the veggie roast which was lovely and the wine selection was good. Our server was very attentive and friendly.

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KieranB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and great value at 3 courses for £26. The waitress was fantastic. The food was very tasty and the portion sizes were very large. I would highly recommend it.

FAQs

The Peasant is rated 4.5 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.