Almost hidden away in the depths of Canonbury near the New River Walk, the Marquess is one of those pubs that looks fairly unremarkable from the outside. Walk through the doors though and it’s obvious this is no ordinary boozer. Decor is eclectic, there are plumped up comfy leather chairs, scrubbed tables with mis-matched chairs, masses of cushions and a rather lovely dining room festooned with stunning glass lamps.
It was the New River Walk that drew us here; H the mischievous Miniature Schnauzer loves a weekend stroll along this little oasis in the heart of Islington. Like many of the pubs here they welcome dogs so we decided to stop off for a bite to eat. (of course H got down from the table when our food arrived)
There is a rather impressive menu with some mouth-watering dishes and an excellent grill menu, however being lunchtime we were looking for something lighter. Sadly no lunch menu so we opted for the Marquess Prime Burger with Barber’s Cheddar, old spot bacon, baked onion, tomato relish and served with a generous portion of fries. All washed down with a glass of of bold red for me and a cider for the other half. Delicious.
Although we thoroughly enjoyed the food, we both thought the menu would suit us better for an evening meal. Service was great, efficient and attentive.
The prices are a little on the high-side so this wouldn’t be a regular haunt for us, however I’m sure we’ll be back to try a little more of the menu one evening when we’ve saved up our pennies!
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