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Outside The Box

Lower Holloway, Greater London

(91)
Outside The Box logo
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Outside The Box

Lower Holloway, Greater London

(91)

Reviews (91)

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S
25 November 2019

They do free stand up comedy sometimes. Great. Staff behind bar amazing.

A
16 November 2019

Surprisingly the place was really quiet on Saturday afternoon. We were the only guests. About the food basically english stuff breakfast, sandwiches and burgers. Nothing special at all. Burger was fine but for me burger is just a nothing interesting food.Dessert, the pancake with sauce and fruit. The sauce wasnt enough I missed some filling between the pancakes. It was really boring, sorry. Interior is great, Di Caprio wall painting was looking at us. Table decoration is unique. Some chairs are named like "queen" etc. Friendly service ✅ More...

U
21 October 2019

My first time visiting this place. Was fantastic. Food was great and reasonably priced. The service was exceptional! Paul served us and he was super warm and friendly, went out of his way to make our experience good. Strongly recommend this place

S
7 October 2019

Good people, nice vibe, food and drinks.

K
25 September 2019

I had my hen do here in July and everyone loved every single minute of it. Staff was amazing and welcoming, done us an amazing deal which I'm very grateful for, and let us play hen games. Food and drink was amazing as always and I've never found a better club sandwich and homemade chips than here. Thank you very much guys. Was amazing. More...

L
14 September 2019

Love this place! Great staff/owner, good food and fab drinks. Winner every time!

I
15 August 2019

Great food and service

I
1 August 2019

Lovely friendly bar and reasonably priced.

S
29 July 2019

The most delightful owners possible! Nothing was too much trouble! Highly recommended.

F
29 July 2019

We dined here due to the overwhelmingly good reviews on Google - we weren't disappointed! The owners are really welcoming, taking their time to explain the menu and the concept and just generally chatting like old friends! You are not rushed, in fact you are encouraged to take your time and enjoy the food and conversation.We’ve tried hummus, chicken wings,Chilli dog ( amazing ) OTB Salad, Salted caramel popcorn cheesecake and Burgers. Food was delicious. We couldn’t ask for more. The restaurant itself is imaging, colourful surround and disco ball in a ladies toilet winning all One of the best dining experiences that I have had; the people, food, ambience and overall loveliness of the place make it all excellent! More...

A
29 June 2019

I always stop there when I'm in Islington. Cozy, comfortable. Good drink and good food. If I lived there, it would be my neighborhood go to.

F
29 June 2019

Great atmosphere and service really good

Μ
29 June 2019

Great place and great atmosphere.

H
29 May 2019

Food was lovely, really good hummus and lots of vegan options. Friendly service and outdoor sitting.

A
29 April 2019

My Favourite local spot! The staff surprise me every time I come back with more creative cocktails, food and decor. You can’t want more from your local.

P
29 April 2019

Amazing food and amazing service

A
29 April 2019

Lovely place! Friendly staff, great food ( even the bar nibbles are great- had the pizzetta and nom nom! ).

M
29 April 2019

Service always at very best, great cocktails and lovely food. Highly recommended!

T
29 April 2019

Around two weeks ago myself and a group of about 12 came and enjoyed a tasty meal as part of a stag event. Little did I know that we would be lucky enough to have the most amazing customer service given to us by Paul and Georgio. The food was very tasty! Really enjoyed my burger. They made sure that we had a very enjoyable time an our needs were catered for. Apologies for the late review Paul. Thanks again. Tommy. More...

T
29 April 2019

Amazing place !!! Great food and service ! Will highly recommend it to anyone !Nice and clean environment and very friendly staff !!!

J
29 April 2019

Food good staff great got 2 be a must

J
29 March 2019

Super friendly, comfortable neighborhood joint.

D
29 March 2019

Amazing staff and the food and drinks are lovely, A must try are the pancakes! I will be returning again very soon!

A
29 March 2019

Amazing little hidden gem

L
28 February 2019

Great place to eat and drink, the two owners run the restaurant between them, both are lovely people, The deserts are to die for, an example is popcorn cheesecake, it is just mouth watering.

B
28 February 2019

Great neighbourhood food spot with a fantastic food selection. The eclectic design elements are also very charming and colourful. And the staff were exceptional. Overall just a great experience! More...

L
28 February 2019

Came for bottomless brunch. Super staff, amazing food, and great atmosphere. Even got a free bottle of prosecco for the birthday girl!

C
29 January 2019

Love it.i go many miles out of my way to visit this place and am never disappointed.great food and super great staff.its a must.

K
29 January 2019

Friendliest staff you'll ever meet. Very polite, checked on us often without bothering I'd too much

A
29 December 2018

An incredible place with an incredible stuff. I am a regular visitor in this place and I always discover something new there! This place has a unique atmosphere and decoration . It's just a place in my style!:) I feel very comfortable there every time, which is an amazing asset! I am very happy to take my friends there . They are always positively surprised by this place. The chef makes delicious meals! Believe me, I am very picky about food! I'm one of those people who never knows what she wants to eat! ;) Last time I ate Juicy Lucy Burger .. delightful and rich !! Highly recommended this place!! More...

J
29 December 2018

Good atmosphere and excellent service, but the Honey Glazed Pork Ribs didn't taste of much and were very dry, something you don't want from ribs. I suspect, judging from.other reviews and the fact the place is pretty cool, I was unlucky, and usually things are better. More...

R
29 December 2018

Came to outside the box this evening after work, got 8pcs of lovely chicken wings what was amazing and Two pints of birra moretti. The staff was so lovely and welcoming. I will be going back to then. Thank you guy for a wonderful evening xxx More...

C
29 November 2018

This place is absolutely cracking. Great food and drink and top owners. Can't recommend it more highly.

R
29 November 2018

Good burger Decent service

S
29 October 2018

Had a lovely brunch here a few months ago when a friend was in town (so this is a late post). We were absolutely torn by all the options on the menu! The waitress was so nice that she noticed what a difficult time we were having to decide so she ended up bringing a third meal on the House (jalapeño waffle) just so we could try it! So thoughtful! This place is a hidden gem and I will def be back soon! More...

B
29 October 2018

Lovely place to hang out outside for a coffee and snack. The coffee with the mini ice cream was a delight to behold, and my Cool Banana smoothie and sweet potato fries were delicious. Unfortunately, the club sandwich was a real let down with barely toasted bread. The service was super friendly, although the waitress could have calmed down to listen a bit more carefully and allowed me to read and consider the menu before enthusiastically describing the items. Aesthetically speaking, the restaurant is not up to the glamorous image presented on their website. I'd suggest replacing the fake flowers with real ones, and the blue serviettes (which look like medical paper towels) with better quality black, grey or white ones. I also wasn't happy to see single use plastic straws, not only in my smoothie, but also in my glass of tap water. These are all minor changes which could take Outside the Box from a 3.7ish in my book right now to >4.5. More...

L
29 October 2018

Loved it!

S
29 September 2018

Such a fun place with a real personality.

H
29 September 2018

Great place. I had a great breakfast and drink. Amazing stuff and service. Worth visit, deffo must go in area.

D
29 August 2018

Small place, big taste. Went on a Saturday. I have Got a breakfast ''Light English'' and my girlfriend has a Halloumi / Super-food salad all was decent. Design of this place is magic I will definitely visit again especially because Outside The Box serving Brunch all day every day. More...

F
29 August 2018

Beautiful place, food is amazing,very nice people for sure I'll be back soon!

T
29 August 2018

Friendly staff and great food.... But most importantly very pleasant relaxed atmosphere...Great place to eat, drink and have a good time

D
29 August 2018

Excellent place for a quick snack or a proper dinner. Cocktails are superlative!

D
29 August 2018

Best cheesy hot dog in the area!

C
29 August 2018

This place is AWESOME. Friendly welcome as soon as we walked in, great playlist, refreshing juice, really quick food (which was the best brunch we’d ever eaten) along with a party toilet downstairs!! We’ll be back!

E
29 August 2018

This place is so good! The people are so good! The food is delicious and large portions. Ice tea is about a litre per person! !!! And the service is outstandigly good. I recommend.... More...

C
29 August 2018

Had brunch here this morning and loved it, staff were very friendly and the cheese and jalapeño waffles were delicious..

C
29 August 2018

Great place for a weekend brunch.

T
29 August 2018

Brilliant service and food

A
29 August 2018

Menu is good and very well executed. Really accommodating, lots of nice touches (tiny ice cream with coffee!), staff are lovely and my dog had a great time being fussed over. I'll certainly be going back again. More...

R
29 August 2018

Great food and very nice staff! The outdoor area is wonderful on a sunny day and we even enjoyed close up magic from one of OTB’s partners ! Highly recommend the green pancakes ! More...

Y
29 August 2018

Wow, so glad I found this place! Great vibe at the outside terrace on a great weather day. The owner is super friendly, and the place is very inviting. I ordered the BBQ pork ribs which literally made my day - original and delicious. Can't wait to try the rest of the menu. More...

O
29 August 2018

Great food ! Pork ribs are massive and finger licking good, OTB hot dogs are the bomb! Fantastic staff:) thank you guys for making my night so special !

L
29 August 2018

Fantastic cocktails, very well balanced. Great value for money! Really tasty bar food. Also open till midnight on Friday and Saturday which is great news for us living in Holloway.

A
29 August 2018

Wandered by on a Saturday morning and decided to go in for some brunch. Interesting and tasty dishes and a great pistachio milkshake.

L
29 August 2018

Lovely place run by lovely people. They have really transformed this restaurant. It has character, great food and good vibes. A great local place. Thanks - keep up the good work! More...

H
29 August 2018

Fabulous food, friendly staff. Lovely setting. Toilets spotless. Cannot fault the place. Highly recommended

R
29 August 2018

Fantastic local place. Great service. Very cozy. Will be coming back !

M
29 August 2018

Fantastic local restaurant. Great and unusual menu , quick and efficient service, good value for money. We will be back !

K
29 August 2018

Great brunch spot! Service was excellent Feels very welcoming.Would love to come back for dinner, or just a drink!

Z
29 August 2018

The best meal I had long time ago... brilliant service and good atmosphere, friendly staff...top notch!!!

O
29 August 2018

Fantastic menu, very relaxed atmosphere and awesome bloody Marys. Whenever I come to this place staff make me feel always welcome. What else do we need from a local brunch restaurant ! We will be back again and again :) More...

E
29 August 2018

Fantastic local restaurant with a spin on the usual menu. Expect all day American themed items like pancakes, waffles, hot dogs, ribs and a few more surprises. Best part is that pretty much everything is home made, to the waffles/pancakes to the slow cooked meat. We went for a vegan hot dog (genuinely fantastic), the beef ribs and truffle mac cheese. Fantastic meal, great price and brilliant service. The cheesecake is expensive at £8 but note, it is meant for 2 to 3 people!! It's absolutely huge and also homemade, and unlike most cheesecakes you'll have eaten before. HIGHLY recommended! More...

B
29 August 2018

The atmosphere is fantastic! It's a little eclectic meets modern chic and it's oh so cute. They have outdoor seating which is great for nice weather. The food is incredible, great portion sizes, and good prices too. The cheesecake was my favourite, so amazing! The waitstaff is friendly and happy to help with anything you need. I give it a perfect ten! More...

T
29 August 2018

I love OTB. I have now dined there 4 or 5 times and the food is always outstanding -- interesting and creative without being "fussy" with excellent ingredients and wine pairings. And the service is over-the-top: We were going on to watch the footbal game on a Saturday and unfortunately couldn't spend the time that dinner deserved. Our waitress alerted the kitchen and managed to get us our food in a timely fashion without us feeling rushed -- we even got to get dessert and coffee! And by the time we left it seemed everyone in the restaurant had been informed that we were going to the football match and they needed to facilitate our getting there on time even tho it was busy. I would highly recommend it to everyone that wants to have an amazing meal with out pressure ! More...

O
29 August 2018

Absolutely amazing waffles both jalapeno and cheese with some feta, avocado and spinach as also the sweet and fruity version my girlfriend has ordered. Oreo milkshake and bloody Mary's were delightful, exactly what we've need on a Saturday morning. I'm thinking of planning my bday party at OTB as this venue ticks pretty much all the boxes. Great colourful food, beers, cocktails, wines and even boozy milkshakes. Staff also offered some cocktail reception :) More...

P
29 August 2018

Fantastic ribs ! Fresh, super tender, and really massive. My friend had a pork rib with a side of truffle mac & cheese while I had a big boy beef rib with a side of home made jalapeño and cheese waffle. I’ve been told the meet is marinated on premises for 18 hours before the service in a secret Q.S.E sauce. Everything seemed to be made fresh from scratch with lots of love. It turns there are some really nice and relaxed places in North London. More...

P
29 August 2018

We’ve booked a little bday party for my girlfriend last Thursday. The best hot dog and ribs We have ever had ! Loving the place. Oreo milkshake was fantastic ! My girlfriend had an amazing smokin hot Mary! All guests were very impressed,staff also created a little surprise for her. We will be back this weekend! More...

M
29 August 2018

Great place for best milkshakes in Islington Burgers and ribs awesome breakfast! Little undiscovered gemLove!

Y
29 August 2018

Yummy food and lovely staff. Truffle mac'n'cheese was particularly great! An excellent find on this end of Liverpool Road.

P
29 August 2018

Great food, some really different choices and at good prices. Staff were absolutely lovely!

J
29 August 2018

Nice local restaurant, went after an Arsenal match for a late lunch, beer on tap massive bonus, friendly staff and decent food. Had club sandwich which was nice, quite overwhelming in size and 'upgraded' to sweet potato fries which were not great, bit soggy and tasteless.Shared a cheesecake for desert which was amazing, overall great experience and would go back again. More...

S
29 August 2018

Perfect local. Great ambience, charming staff, good booze selection and great food. Brunch is particularly good

M
29 August 2018

This place is so eclectic but I like it. Excellent bloody mary and the cheese-stuffed sausages

G
5 August 2018

Ottima cucina.... piatti semplici rivisitati in maniera meravigliosa, che bontà!
Locale molto particolare, bello.
Andateci...

R
5 August 2018

Just back home from my first visit. Food was good and reasonably priced service was decent too.

E
5 August 2018

Had a lovely evening here and would recommend it to all �

M
5 August 2018

Very friendly and nice atmosphere, amazing food and cheap prices.

Y
5 August 2018

Fantastic food, great staff �highly recommended to all local residents

C
5 August 2018

Amazing mac n cheese best hot dog I've ever had definitely will be back

A
5 August 2018

Amazing food and service...reccomended place to be for a lovely lunch/dinner �

K
5 August 2018

Great atmosphere, even better food, fantastic wine! Even better than the breakfast club!

A
5 August 2018

The best hot dogs And cocktails ever !
I will be back !

O
5 August 2018

Very nice place, both inside and outside. Good range of food and drinks, decent service

H
5 August 2018

Love the friendly atmosphere and charming service here....
Truly delicious food ...
I trust we are going to be regular customers from now on. Great job ���

J
5 August 2018

Great brunch , music , service and very welcoming . Loved it .

M
5 August 2018

Food is good, everyone is really nice and it’s dog friendly. What else do you need from a local restaurant?

A
5 August 2018

Outside the Box is absolutely MUST!
I love this place, food was incredible, especially ribs & pancake. They were proper tasty. The place has a great atmosphere and staff very helpful. You must try if you are in Islington More...

K
5 August 2018

Very welcoming staff and had a lovely time. food was lovely and so was the cocktails- best I’ve had for a long time.

S
5 August 2018

Delighted with our new local - good choice of beers, excellent bloody mary and the comfort food is exactly that - fresh ingredients, well prepared, well priced and REALLY scrummy.

Best of all are the super friendly staff - if you are in the area, please do give this place a try.
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G
5 August 2018

Popped in yesterday for a quick drink before heading on to a gig in Camden. The atmosphere was so welcoming, the decor is amazing. The staff are genuinely friendly and took time to talk to us too.

The menu looked so inviting and, if we had had more time, cheesecake would definitely have been bought.

Will certainly make a point of coming back to London just to visit here, I think the only difficult part will be deciding what to order, everything sounded so good.

Maybe I should move to London and gradually get the entire menu delivered :)
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