Review on The Island

To look at the bright and breezy, post-modernist Island pub, dining and terrace, it's hard to imagine that it sprang from the ruins of a '70s-built bunker of a pub with sticky carpets, bare light bulbs, wall-to-wall dog racing and flat beer'. These days it pulls in the crowds with its informal bar, stylish first-floor restaurant and a vast, bamboo-screened sun terrace that runs right round the curiously shaped building.

In the bar you can always get snacks and hearty meals, ranging from plates of charcuterie and mezze to prime steaks and gastro pub dishes like broad bean, pea and goats' cheese risotto, plus real ales, cider, cocktails and pickings from a global 60-bin wine list.

In the brightly lit, first-floor dining room, you can order from a more ambitious, French-influenced menu that could take in – say – duck liver and brandy parfait, roast pork fillet with black pudding and cauliflower purée and rare grilled tuna with roasted peppers, rocket and anchovy dressing. To finish, expect anything from caramelised orange tart with crème fraîche to pannacotta with blackberries and shortbread.

On Sundays, the Island hosts an outdoor 'Garden Market' (10.00am – 2.00pm), with stalls selling everything from plants and garden furniture to Italian deli produce.

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Gastro pub / French


Nick Rochford

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.30am (10.00am Sun) through
Lunch: until
Dinner: 11.00pm (10.30pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Island

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Family Friendly


The Island
123 College Road
Kensal Green
North West London
NW10 5HA

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