The list— No. 15

The Drapers Arms

The Drapers Arms in London is well known among consumers and those in the trade as one of the finest pubs for food in the capital.

The pub’s menu is a perfect mix of rustic classics and modern techniques, a shining example of gastropub cuisine.

Highlights have included deep fried quail with Brussels sprout remoulade; suet crust turkey and chipolata pie; and Drapers’ cassoulet with confit duck leg, Montbelliard and Toulouse sausages.

Desserts include chocolate brownie with whipped cream, biscuit and candied hazelnuts; passion fruit posset with shortbread; and caramelised pineapple sponge with lime and coconut cream.

The Drapers Arms, which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand, is also host to Glandstonebury, an annual celebration of offal cookery which sees some of the capital’s top chefs collaborate on a variety of dishes showcasing less glamorous but no less tasty cuts.

Nick Gibson, owner of London’s Drapers Arms, is also famous for his Valentine’s tradition of donating the pub’s entire takings from the day to Refuge, the charity which works to help victims of domestic violence across the country.

In 2016, the pub donated just under £10,000, with Gibson explaining at the time: “It’s all very well saying ‘we’re a community pub’ and ‘pub is the hub’, but what do we actually do for other people?

“This is an attempt to put flesh on the bones of that and maybe take care of people who suffer at the hands of people who are supposed to love them.”

The pub happily caters to private parties and offers a range of feasting menus for groups.

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The Drapers Arms

44 Barnsbury Street

N1 1ER

020 7619 0348


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