Monday - Friday 08:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 09:00am - 10:00pm
Due to the current restrictions around COVID-19, opening times may change at short notice.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Well Behaved Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Access
- Outdoor Seating
- Full Bar
- Families and Children Welcome at lunch
- Dogs Welcome
- Event Space
- Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
- Business Lunch
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
About Knowhere Special: Canonbury
Knowhere Special is an independent, family-run, modern take on your neighbourhood pub.
Nestled in the heart of Canonbury, Knowhere Special is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - weekend brunch and Sunday lunch.
Please join us for Quality Cocktails, Craft Beers, British Wines and seasonal British small plates.
We cater to groups of all sizes, we have two private rooms available and you can hire the whole venue for larger events and celebrations.
Booked a table for a birthday brunch and had a great time! Lovely food, tasty cocktails and a vibey beer garden (with cover for when it rains!), friendly service, I would definitely recommend it!
Tapas style plates are a little overpriced but delicious. Staff are extremely pleasant. Lovely beer garden.
Very good ! Lovely food, only ask is that you serve some slightly larger dishes alongside the snack vibe , maybe we are just greedy but the food is wonderful. Keep it up. Flipping lovely cocktails too. It’s our 2nd time in a month, mix it up more and we’d come back more ✌🏻🥂❤️
Knowhere Special has become our go to since re-opening. The staff are friendly and nothing is ever too much trouble. The Covid precautions in the outdoor seating area is balanced just right achieving a good atmosphere but feeling safe. There is a good variety of small plates and the cooking is excellent.
I enjoyed my fig cocktail even though the size and cost didn't match (twas quite small for the cost or quite pricey for its size) so we had to order multiples. Great display of knowledge and interest from the bartender. I would recommend just bear in mind that the cocktails come up small.
Not enough beer variety, food in small portions.
Really great service and delicious food and drinks!
Only negative was they could not find my booking on arrival but fortunately there was availability so we were able to be seated.
Lovely outdoor area
Overall, had a wonderful evening at the Knowhere Special Canonbury.
We were a party of 6 seated in the lovely back garden. Some of the drinks we ordered were great, like the pistachio cocktail, others were either overly sickly sweet, like the apricot cocktail or were too diluted with ice to taste much, like some of the whiskey cocktails. The prices are very fair, and although we did not order food, I have heard great things about it. The heater near us was not functioning but the temperature of the garden was quite pleasant even without it. The servers, although friendly and prompt in bringing drinks, were too many, and were constantly asking us if we wanted anything, and then starting pushing us out a little over an hour before closing time, coming by with the card machine every 10 minutes from 10-11pm. Since we had a reservation at 930pm we barely had time to enjoy the space in peace before being encouraged to leave. Good value for money, some drinks are good, friendly service, but definitely would not encourage anyone to come anywhere near closing time if you want to enjoy a peaceful night catching up with friends.
Excellent pub and my first visit there too! Will be back when a table is available!
Its impossible to provide a rating as we arrived with our two nearly 3 year olds for our booking to be told that they had run out of food. No-one thought to call us ahead. Apart from the fact that a restaurant should not ever run out of food when it has accepted bookings I am at a loss as to how they only realised that they had run out of food just as we arrived. Its a shame as we supported this restaurant through lockdown but now we wont be returning.
Nice place, lovely decor but should have blankets or more heaters. The cocktails were nice but served in the smallest glasses ever, so really not worth it. Would go again but when you can seat inside
Nice vibe...With yummy food
Food and drinks were incredible! Will definitely be coming back.
Really nice bar with good food.
Lovely staff, great service! Can’t wait to visit again. Food was amazing, garlic doughnuts were perfect! Lovely!
Amazing food, drinks and overall vibe. Will keep coming back! Thank you team!
Amazing service throughout the night! Great food (sharing-plates style) and a relatively comprehensive cocktail menu. Outdoor area around the back is also well heated and covered in case of bad weather as well. Would definitely come again and will most likely be our new local.