Positioned in the heart of North London, the Duke of Cambridge is considered to be one of the best gastro pubs when it comes to serving ethical and organic products.
Since its inception back in 1998, the Duke of Cambridge, the focus tends to be on providing hungry diners with a spectacular variety of organic and fresh produce not to mention drink. This is all carefully sourced from their producers.
You will able to see the menu change twice daily on the gastro pub staple which is the blackboard. Their fish are all approved by the MCS or Marine Conservation society with the meat coming from small local farms with animal regulations in stringent place.
There is an impressive choice of home baked breads, ice creams and pickles while the daily changing menu throws up some lovely additions that will soon leave your stomach wanting more. The wine list is also just as impressive providing a dizzying collection of organic and biodynamic wines featuring both the Old andNew World.
There are independent beers available which have been produced from artisan makers while they ensure everything is delivered with reducing the carbon footprint. Starters include pan-fried cuttlefish with gremolata, Pork rillettes on toast with pickled cucumber or Beef carpaccio with radish, rocket and pickled red onion.
For mains why not indulge in Asparagus and confit summer garlic risotto with ewe’s cheese, potato, aubergine, red pepper and feta gratin with watercress pea sprout salad and delicate Sardines with lentils and braised radicchio served with mint and anchovy salsa.
Thanks to official Soil Association classification, the Duke of Cambridge proudly present their organic products with displays which mention where the produce has come from, how it was caught, even down to which particular breed of animal.
To reach this venue, visitors will need to arrive at Angel Tube Station. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. It is served by the Northern line and is less than a 15 minute walk away. The closest rail station is Essex Road. Opening times are from 12pm until 11pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm until 10:30pm on Sundays.
Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area of Angel. This provides plenty of distractions which include a number of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. These are mainly located along Upper Street which provides a diverse range of venues as well as individual stores and boutique shops.
In addition to this, Islington features the N1 centre which is home to many additional shops as well as the Carling Centre. This site is the home of many sound booming performances from a host of musical artists.
There are plenty of events which take place here throughout the entire year. The financial district is easily reachable from this part of the capital. It is just a 15 minute journey where you will have the ability to view some of the major banking institutions in the world not to mention the famous Gherkin building.
The Duke of Cambridges mission statement:
"The Duke of Cambridge serves outstanding organic food made with seasonal local ingredients. It’s hearty, rustic British food with Mediterranean influences. The menu changes twice daily, and our chefs create dishes according to what is at its peak of freshness and flavour. All our food is made at the pub – from the ice cream to the bread and pickles. You’ll always find two meat, two fish and two vegetarian main dish choices."
Hotels around Islington
If you are staying at the Hilton Islington Hotel, then the Duke of Cambridge is quite close by.