Κείμενο Simon Difford on 10-Nov-2013
16 Elia Street, (corner Quick Street), London, N1 8DE, United Kingdom
Τηλέφωνο: +44 207 837 5040
Website: View bar's website
Ώρες λειτουργίας: Mon-Tue 4pm-11pm, Wed-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10:30pm
Είδος: Gastro pub
Προτείνεται για: Πρωτότυπα cocktail, Φαγητό
Εύρος τιμών: Μεσαίο εύρος τιμών
Φαγητό: Ορισμένα πιάτα
The street on which this pub stands is named Elia, after the pen name used by the essayist Charles Lamb when he contributed to The London Magazine in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This corner local was built in 1839 and originally named the Prince Alfred, but after its refurbishment and gastrofication was appropriately renamed for Elia's creator.
Inside, this quaint little pub has an almost cottage-y feel with a stripped floor, aquamarine panelling and creamy walls. The bar takes up much of the lounge area: the adjoining 'map' room is filled with pine-topped tables reserved for diners.
Whether you're here for a snack (such as potted crab on toast) or a full meal (Sunday roast perhaps), you will appreciate the standard of the food. Drinkers are also well served with four regularly changing real ales, an interesting wine list (including 12 by the glass), a good range of craft brewed bottled beers and cider "served as God intended" - straight from a mini cask at the end of the counter. Unusually for a pub, the back bar line-up is equally impressive and eclectic.
Well-chosen background music and a friendly crowd from local offices and homes ensure a cordial atmosphere.