Brother Marcus

37-39 Camden Passage, Islington, United Kingdom, N1 8EA
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Opening Information

Monday - Friday: 8AM - 11.30PM
Saturday: 9AM - 11.30PM
Sunday: 9.30AM - 9PM

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Brother Marcus

Modern Eastern Med, all day dining.

Brunch will be served until 1130am in the week and all day on the weekends. The much-loved dishes that have become famed in South London on the menu and stay true to Brother Marcus' fresh, seasonal and imaginative approach.

On the weekends, we work on a first come first service basis. However, if you are a party of 10-18, please call and we can book you in.

Our NEW lunch menu has been created to bridge the gap between breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday 12-4PM. The menu looks after those who want our brunch best sellers & those who are looking for something more lunchy, with sharing plates, larger plates and open pitas.

Dinner is from 5.30pm mon-sat. Splitting into four sections; earth, land, sea and snacks, with an emphasis on vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Cuisine: Eastern Mediterranean, Brunch, Cocktails, Contemporary, Small Plates, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Very impressed to be honest. I'd like to see a few more red wines from Greece on the list and some by the glass. A little too much olive oil on my taramasalata and aubergine dish (which was the best thing I ate). Can do with less marinated spice on the buttermilk chicken dish to ensure the muhamarra is tasted more. Rakomelo could be cool doing a home made proper greek style, always warm, save some money for yourselves and have a more authentic product. But nothing I said would detract me from coming again and the service in your Angel restaurant especially by the manager with the fancy moustache was great. Props to you all. Keep up the good work.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Fantastic food, service & setting. Dee was a great host and our guests had an amazing time. Would 100% recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

The food flavours were amazing. We weren't given any guidance on how much to order but the plate sizes are decent so we had way too much.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

My girlfriend and I have made your quaint & cozy spot our regular midweek outing. Great cocktails and simple menu that delivers. Unfortunately, our last visit felt rushed. 7pm booking and had drinks and 2 courses in 1/2hr. Ordered a second drink after our first course, which never arrived. Bread with oil and hummas, delightful ! Second course, the must order pork belly bites. Although delicious (as always, might I say 😋) the skin had lost its crispness, perhaps to long out off the oven? Overall, an enjoyable experience! But felt rushed this time and consequently lost a bit of its charm. Main suggestion, read the customer and time the service, speed, courses etc to the customer and setting.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Brother Marcus - Islington. Short review - Delicious sharing plates in a cute space with lovely service and not too loud music. Longer one … I nearly didn’t go out last night as I was tired and miserable, but the lure of a good friend who I knew would make me laugh, interesting food and a half price deal won me over. The friend : Amanda, the festival loving one who has more in common with my 19 year old son and a vocabulary full of words like fauxmosexual and trustafarian. The restaurant: Brother Marcus, surprisingly hardly mentioned on The Restaurant Club (except for by that terribly nice doctor bloke Aaron Vallance who always goes to good places). A Greek eatery with delicious sounding food. The deal: A website called First Tables which, for a fee of £5, offers early tables with half price food. I don’t see the problem with eating early. Firstly, I’m from Leeds, where, growing up, we would have ‘teas on knees’ in front of the telly at 5.15 while watching Happy Days or Mork and Mindy. (If that’s not the height of sophistication, I don’t know what is). Secondly, I’m always hungry. Thirdly, if you eat early, you can get into bed early too. It’s all good. My day at work had been grim and I’d barely cracked a smile. However, there was one joyous moment, when a colleague, whose mother tongue is not English, sent round an email complaining that someone had been rifling through her things to find a key and entitled it “My Drawers”. Camden Passage in Islington is a lovely street, perfect for strolling and coffeeing. Brother Marcus, with it’s laid back feel, foliage and bare bricks fits in there perfectly. When we arrived they were “getting our table ready” and we looked over to the bench facing the window with two places set next to each other, that was, in restaurant seating hierarchy, only one up from the table next to the loo. As Amanda commented, it would be perfect for sitting on alone, drinking coffee and peoplewatching, but hey, we were on a deal so we were bound to get ‘the shittest table in the house’. Actually, it didn’t matter, we swivelled round to face each other and her breath was fine. Our waitress was well up for it and seemed genuinely delighted to help us make good choices. The first dilemma was deciding what to drink. Sadly, beverages, alcoholic or otherwise, were not part of the half price gig and we decided against cocktails as they would negate the husbandry of the evening. And anyway, they looked tiny. On studying the menu, I commented that £6.50 was a lot for a pint of beer, to which Amanda replied: “it says £5.50 love” and gave me her reading glasses. There were only two choices and our lovely waitress let us try them both, making it more fun by doing the Pepsi thing where we don’t know which is which. I had a 50/50 of making an intelligent comment, but I failed miserably proving that I just don’t know my Pilsner from my IPA. We weren’t that keen on either anyway, so moved onto choosing a red wine. Again, our still patient server, brought us two to try - the house and, her favourite (apparently), which was a few quid more. No prizes for guessing which one we were perfectly happy with. The menu, in true 2019 style, is split into Nibbles, Land, Sea and Earth. There are no courses as such and one can order any combination. We started with the Lagana bread, hazelnut dukkah and olive oil together with fried feta with honey and sesame. Now how can that be bad? Believe me, it wasn’t. Have a look at the Nibbles section in my photos - I could have happily just had the whole section for my meal. We hoovered up the fancy bread and cheese, necked the wine and caught up with each other’s lives. Amanda’s was far more exciting than mine, stating that she has a lot of birthday parties in November which must be due to our parents’ generation’s “Valentine’s shags.” (Yes, I had to think about that one too). Choosing our next delivery of food was not easy. Again, I could have eaten the whole Earth section, but we settled on courgette fritters with whipped feta and chilli jam and whitebait with some fancy leaves. (Ok for those who really want to know vadouvan, samphire and watercress salad). I would have happily gone for the sea bream which is my favourite fish after haddock fish fingers, but hopefully there will be another time. Dessert was slightly disappointing as I think we both compromised, Amanda not a lover of cardamon panna cotta and me not a cinnamon syrup fan. We made do with sticky toffee and metaxa pudding with dates which was very rich, shocker, and would have benefitted from some vanilla ice cream. All in all though, a fabulous meal and a veritable snip what with the half price food deal. I had hoped that my daughter, who has now passed her driving test, would come and collect me from Edgware so that she could start paying back some of the 22 years of lifts, but she was in her jim jams when I called, so old faithful Tony had to come instead. I’ve noticed the Brother Marcus has got a great daytime menu too and am looking forward to my next visit. A new one to try folks.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Really lovely lunch, would definitely recommend. Dog friendly too.

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Decent food, good option for Angel.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Excellent dishes, delicious, healthy and creative.

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

Really fantastic food, personable, kind and attentive staff. I always recommend Brother Marcus to people that want an all rounded experience. Food is amazing. And I don’t even know where to start on the Gnocchi.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Really delicious meal, friendly service and congenial atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Loved our meal at Brother Marcus on Friday celebrating our anniversary. Great atmosphere, decor, music and staff. You have the best taramasalata we have ever had! The tatziki with fennel worked amazingly with the MUST HAVE fried buttermilk marinated chicken. Special mention for the sea bream for sharing, and dessert: cardamom and saffron panna cotta! The Mr opted for a dessert cocktail: spiced rum, tinctura espresso martini- Obvs!! All yummy. Thank you xx

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

we love it

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The falafel was enjoyably tasty and had some unusual ingredients - very suitable lunch. The heavy desert was excellent.. However the service was unprofessional, and the coffee was not to my taste: too bitter and not enough flavour.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Delicious lunch. My perfect kind of food

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Visited On Monday, 07 October 2019

Your restaurant was nearly empty but you put us on a tiny table up against a wall for four people even though we’d booked online for five. The adjacent table was stacked with crockery and glasses all night. I’d say the service was friendly but not high end, so the finished plates hung around for ages without being cleared. The pork fish was tasty but only a tapas size really even though billed as a main. My wife’s fish appeared long after the other plates were eaten. So not great I’m afraid and I won’t be back

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Visited On Monday, 07 October 2019

Staff were great! They had good recommendations on what to order. Attentive and welcoming staff. The food was absolutely amazing and didn't feel rush to go. All the food tasted fresh and was delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Came for bottomless brunch on Saturday (Balham). The food is always great here however the bottomless prosecco consisted of 2 bottles between 4 as we were then told it was closing to be set up for another event - we didn't get our "hour and a half" at all. Would not recommend for bottomless brunch at all - the member of staff wouldn't even let us stay to finish our last glass..

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

The service was slow and the food is definitely more for Instagram than eating. I think less time on astheatic and more time on flavour would be better.

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

So delicious!!!

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Everything was great!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Incredible!

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Haphazard service and massively over cooked poached eggs. Essentially I paid over £10 for hard boiled poached eggs on toast

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Breakfast was excellent, the fritters did not disappoint at all. We were pleasantly suprised. The decor was really lovely too, which was an added bonus.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Chiekn shwarma had minimal meat and way too many onions, disappointing.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 September 2019

Great food and service.

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