TheHouse of Wolf opened late last year in place of The Albert and Pearl on Upper Street. The venue has three floors, each with very different decor including a pub style room on the ground floor, a first floor Apothecary Bar with a secret room (see if you can find it) and the Attic which is where most of the food is served.
The House of Wolf have an ongoing series of pop-up chef residencies which means the menu is constantly revolving except on a Sunday when Sunday Brunch is served. We went along to check out the menu which is all about the roasts….
There are two options, roast with unlimited Bloody Marys or Mimosas for £25 or roasts for £16. We sampled a Bloody Mary followed by two bloody good roasts, one lamb and one beef. The plates came piled high, a generous mound of tender meat surrounded by a whopping selection of vegetables from crunchy greens to soft roasted carrots, sweet potato and potatoes. There was even a bit of mash on there, cauliflower cheese and lashings on rich gravy. Full marks.
To follow there was the choice of two desserts, both of which sealed the deal, a cracking Rhubarb Fool and even better Apple Cobbler with Beer Custard. Job Done. For the roast with the most get yourself to The House of Wolf.
181 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ