Opening July 2015.
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
OLDROYD is a neighbourhood restaurant serving a daily-changing European menu built around seasonal British ingredients sourced as locally as possible.
Yum yum this was a great Saturday afternoon late lunch. The restaurant was quiet so it was a nice relaxed atmosphere. Great food, our faves being the malfatti, the brill and the croquettes. Enjoyed the background music too!
We were really looking forward to dining here but the food was a let-down. The fish tartare was serviced in a bowl like what we would have at home. I guess I expected much more. We ordered the lamb sweetbread which was our mistake (we didn't know what it was, the restaurant could have explained a bit). The breadcrumb was soggy which made it even worse. We dined at the Picture a few weeks ago, which served similar kinds of dishes but they were executed to a much higher standard. Overall we're quite disappointed of the food. We also didn't like the lighting of the restaurant. The room was so dark that we could hardly see what was on our plates. Service was okay but waitress could have been more attentive.
Tiny tiny tiny tables. Not ideal for a rotund person. Brill Was excellent. Crab was the best dish of the night.
A great independent place to eat in a street dominated by food chains. Spankingly fresh red mullet tartare, and an autumnal toasted cobnut strewn pork loin with variegated kale and plums to follow. Mouth-watering, seasonal deliciousness.
Really enjoyed my meal here. The atmosphere was great upstairs, very small so you are sat very close to the other tables, but if you're into that kind of cosyness, which I am, you will like this, it's cosy. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Simple decor and relaxed. The food was overall delicious, and definitely something new for the taste buds. The spinach & ricotta main would have been better hot (assuming that it not being hot was intentional). Howevr the croquette starter (I would order 2 plates) and cheesy gnocchi special were particularly delicious. I'd say for 2 people ideally order 2 smalls, 1 medium and 2 large plates, more if you are hungry. I'm knocking off a star because you really do not get a lot of food for the price. I understand the small-plate thing is intentional by many good chefs as it forces you to really savour each bite of the food, which we did. But it's hard to ignore that natural reaction of 'that's a small plate' when a £14 main arrives. £14 for 5 tortellinis is expensive, regardless of how nice they are.
Great food Great service!
Very cramped seating and good view of loo. Food was interesting but portions extremely small and not value for money. Smallest glass of wine more like a Sherry glass! Service friendly.
We had a great lunch - interesting flavours , a very efficient and friendly waitress , a wonderful Pinot noir and a relaxed atmosphere. Full marks - we will Be back and will try the Duke of Richmond
Great value lunch, all dishes were delicious, and you were able to provide a great lunch for my vegan daughter. Quiet but pleasant atmosphere on a Wednesday lunchtime.
The food is so deliciously fresh. I loved it so much I went twice in two weeks!
Had a really lovely night. Food was great. The staff were fab and put a candle in my bf's pud as requested! Thank you! We always have a good experience at Oldroyd.
Great food with interesting ingredients
Five stars for everything
Fantastic food and service. A well needed and hidden gem in Upper street.
Loved it. Will be back soon.
Lovely service and tasty food!
Second time we've been and it was all wonderful. Perfect service too.
If you’re looking for interesting and lovely flavour combinations at a reasonable price in Islington, look no further. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Loved it!
Despite the fact the we booked online no one was really expecting us and so we did not have a very warm welcome. The waitress that served us was rather apathetic and very unexperienced. She could not answer any of the questions we asked her and she had no opinion/suggestion to make on the menu. The food tasted really nice especially the skate. The dessert menu had no chocolate option and that is unforgivable! Everyone from the chef to the waiters gave us a very warm goodbye when we left and we liked that very much!
Was lovely, just a bit small and hot, especially upstairs. Food was lovely, and staff were very sweet.
My only suggestion would be to take off your lunch menu offline ... as we thought we were going to grab a quick bite with the set menu - hehe, still very tasty though! My favourite was the croquettes and the lentils - due to it being super fresh, well balanced. My boyfriend loved the lamb hearts. The gnocci was super tasty, but was lacking some depth, needed mint or some form of light citrus to break through the richness. Aside from that, it was super delicious.
I love coming to this restaurant
I was quite disappointed with the quality of the food when I visited. I shared the Gnocchi and the Malfatti, both were a bit bland and too salty. The goats curd starter that we ordered was also bland. However the Mackerel starter and Pork main were both better but overall I thought the food was over priced and not as good as I expected.
Adelaide, our server, was lovely and really helpful. The food was good as ever and I loved the peach Bellini. Thanks!