Great value, fantastic food at Public House

Alongside Zilouf’sPublic House is another little find in Angel Islington. I was first introduced a few months ago and have been back several times since, mostly for the shoulder of lamb – quite possibly the best starter I’ve had in a pub ever.

For a venue that specialises in seasonal British food it makes sense that it serves a good selection of English sparkling wines including two by the glass (although a wide rimmed coupe style glass, not a flute): the Ridgeview Bloomsbury, a Chardonnay based bubbly, and the Ridgeview Fitzrovia Rose a dry style rose sparkler. The cocktails are imaginative – with the Petit Lapin a refreshing little number which blends Oloroso, elderflower, vodka and lime over mountains of ice.

As much as I love the drinks (and I do), the food is the real reason I come to Public House, especially on a Monday and Tuesday night when the set two course menu is available for the bargain price of £10. The quality, portion size and service for the price is simply stunning.

I cannot fault the shoulder of lamb – it is a full on starter (I’d be happy with this as a main) a mound of tender, flakes of  flavoursome lamb served with a pea puree and broad beans – just so good.

The pan fried gilt head bream is also very good served on a bed of spring greens with a tangy aubergine puree and tomato salsa.

Public House is a quirky, friendly little place with unusual mismatched decor serving good drinks and great food – a perfect choice for meeting foodie friends after work or a date.

Public House
54 Islington Park St
London N1 1PX

About sarahbb1

I’m Sarah and I'm currently studying for my WSET Wine and Spirits Diploma whilst juggling a busy job in drinks PR. Eats, Drinks and Sleeps pretty much sums up my existence, although I'm trying to add working out to that equation too - so I can eat and drink guilt free. I'm always keen to attend tastings or events that I could learn something from, and always on the look out for new places to eat and drink and discoveries that will expand my palate and culinary repertoire. I love to meet like-minded wine and spirit loving types who are generous with their recommendations, get in touch via slb5(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk if you have something to share.
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  1. Pingback: Cheese board with whisky pairings at Zilouf’s | Eats, Drinks and Sleeps

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