Open Tuesday to Saturday, serving food all day
- Private Dining
- Families and Children Welcome
About Prawn on the Lawn (London)
Prawn on the Lawn in Islington is a fully licensed fishmonger and restaurant situated near to Islington’s buzzing Upper Street. Established in 2013 by Rick Toogood and his wife Katie, it began life as a seafood bar and fishmonger but has now been extended to include a 35 seater restaurant and 16 seating private dining room, serving only the freshest seafood and tapas-style fish dishes. Prawn on the Lawn serves creative plates including seared tuna, thai style scallops and our signature Prawn on the Lawn dish, as well as larger platters such as Crab, Lobster, Fruits De Mer and fresh fish you can pick from the counter, sourced directly from day boats and fish markets in Devon and Cornwall. We make every effort to be as seasonal and sustainable as possible and change our menu every day.
I booked a table for 8 of us for my birthday. We got the private dining room downstairs. The service was amazing! We were made to feel very welcome and the menu was discussed with us and the amounts of the small plates that we should get were suggested by the waiter, which turned out to be perfect amounts for us all to share. All the food was SO fresh and delicious! We had several small plates to share and one of the cold seafood platters as well. Everything was perfect! Have already recommended this place to loads of my friends.
Faultless , great staff and delicious food
Would be good to have hot plates for the counter fish, and also maybe option of fillets e.g. turbot, halibut, rather than all on the bone (tho someone actually kindly prepared our brill). Sardines best we've had, and innovative wines and beers. Lucia was v sweet and looked after us v well!
First visit and loved it! So fresh, oysters delicious and small plates are fabulous. Good drinks and wine list at reasonable prices. Staff team are great, friendly and good service. Small place so quite cosy. Really good for the station. Will be back
Amazing food, great ambiance and fantastic service!
Met all expectations, now I know why it’s hard to get a table! Worth the wait.
Your restaurant never ceases to make me happy. The staff are a great balance of expertise and familiarity and the food of course is exceptional. Love it.
Fantastic restaurant. We were a party of nine, and booked a private room downstairs. A selection of starters, all delicious, then some zingingly fresh fruits de mer, followed by a couple of whole fish and, finally, a selection of top notch puddings. All washed down with rather a lot of reasonably priced wine. Very friendly service. I normally come here to buy fish from the counter to cook at home (and it's always excellent), but it was a treat to eat in the restaurant for a change.
Wonderful meal and service. Will 100% go back 🤤
Poor service Ok food Overpriced
Table was small and cramped, service was friendly but haphazard, wine took forever, food was nice but arrival also haphazard. We'd given up on hake dish which arrived at least ten minutes after we'd eaten all the other dishes including the ray wing. Disappointingly noisy as well as cramped.
Good advice on meal choices. Service excellent. Attentive and friendly.
Really enjoyed the evening. Good mix of interesting seafood dishes and excellent service/
Excellent food waiters all very friendly
What a lovely evening we had on Saturday. Your staff were really helpful and the food was absolutely delicious. It was hard to chose as everything sounded wonderful.
Great place. Fish very fresh and deliciously presented in tapas style. Staff very helpful especially as two of our party were dairy intolerant. It’s easy to get carried away with all the small dishes and some are expensive so be careful. It made the lunch overall quite costly but it was a special occasion so It was worth it in this instance.
the food was fantastic and the service outstanding. definitely up there as one of my favourite restaurants now.
Great experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Imaginative menu. Could do with more space.
Menus to suit all seafood lovers wirh friendly knowledgeable staff making the P on the L experience one to share over and over again with friends and family.
Delicious food, wonderful service. Will be back many times.
Having been to the Padstow restaurant and Islington, on this return visit I didn't think the staff were quite as attentive or knowledgeable. That said, it was a busy Saturday night. The food was lovely. I had the John Dory and it was delicious.
Great food - starters perfect for sharing but I could have eaten the tuna all night. Great bottle of sparking Albarino, friendly staff and we even bought fish to take home which was skilfully filleted and cleaned. What’s not to like?
What is the point of my booking in advance (2.00pm Saturday 4th Aug) and we were on time, to have your surly male waiter (french or italian?) deny we had a booking? HIS mistake not mine. Fortunately, your young canadian woman was much smoother and rescued a bad situation. To be fair, said surly waiter did subsequently come along a few minutes later to apologise. The food is GREAT and we've been to the Islington one at least a dozen times. BTW I really resent your demanding my credit card details before you'll progress to confirming a booking online. Bloody rude.