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The Island Kensal Rise

#393 of 1,339 Nightlife in London
Opens in 16 min: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Mediocre but acceptable if you are in the area

I attended The Island for our work's Christmas dinner. The food was not that good to be honest. It... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Natalie M
London, United Kingdom
Decent, if expensive pub

Nice range of beers including a good draught choice. A pint wouldn't get you much, if any, change... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
James J
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
3 Jan 2018
“Mediocre but acceptable if you are in the area”
24 Sep 2018
“BRAVO! C’est Excellent - Farid fatmi”
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123 College Road, London NW10 5HA, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The fact that I live so close and yet visit so little should not reflect the services of The Island but more that I live on the Kensal Rise side of Purves road and that offers up various options that are simply closer. However, having...More

1  Thank Barry L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

This place has great food the service sometimes needs improving as they have forgotten our order before. But the worst part is their management of children they run riot screaming and ruining any experience in there. They have a snug they should make that a...More

6  Thank Natalie C
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I’m a neighbor and I come here always when I’m off work. I was well attended by all the staff off this nice Island. Mercy thank you for a nice smile also other staff: Millie Sami & Corrado are amazing! Please take care off them...More

Thank ffatmibenali812
Reviewed January 3, 2018

I attended The Island for our work's Christmas dinner. The food was not that good to be honest. It may be because we ordered from the Christmas menu but overall, we were not impressed. The service was ok but the atmosphere was a little dull...More

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting friends and family in London and they are lucky enough to have this pub as their local. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, lots of tables available and a good selection of food and drink. We came here for a few drinks before we...More

Thank Cornwallfoodie44
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

I booked this for a friends birthday dinner. He wanted to try it as he lives nearby. It is a pub/bar with a restaurant upstairs. We ate in the upstairs area. Three people with starters , mains, desserts and a bottle of wine for £110....More

Thank CWJSLondon
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Been here many times, nothing special, overpriced and noisy, children everywhere, if you want a Sunday roast without dozens of kids stay away and the staff are grubby and unprofessional, used to be good even though it was overpriced, standards have really slipped, bar staff...More

Thank john c
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Visited with two friends. Nice joint starter - Camembert - well presented - looked promising. All three of us ordered the Chicken and Avocado salad at £12 each. All three of sent it back as we failed to identify any chicken in the small poorly...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed October 5, 2017

I ate here few days ago with a friend and we were told that tastecard offer was 50% off the total food bill (as stated on tastecard), we then ordered and when the bill came discount came off only from the mains, after debating the...More

Thank Clalunaba
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Such a shame the service was so poor tonight at The Island pub in Kensal Rise. I’ve been coming on a Monday night for years after work. Tonight I bought a friend visiting from Toronto who wanted to eat (even though vegan options for me...More

Thank SuzyPilates
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Nice range of beers including a good draught choice. A pint wouldn't get you much, if any, change for a fiver but in 2017 where does in London? Chips were good and the staff are friendly. Outside area is really nice with heaters at some...More

Thank James J
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Popped in there Saturday 9.30pm for a drink and were told you can have one drink as we close at 10.00pm , there were only three other customers there. About 9.45 a couple walked in to be told we're closed , 5 minutes later another...More

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