Bar & Restaurant in Islington

Located in the heart of Islington the Winchesters charm is known far and wide.
Delicious handcrafted cocktails and hearty meals ensure the Winchester truly is a home from home.
But don’t be fooled when the evenings draw near the party begins with
amazing DJS that keep you dancing till 4am!


Raised Dining Room

This area is specifically for dining and can seat up to 28 people. It is situated in the raised area at the back of the ground floor bar and is most popular for business lunches and evening dinner parties.

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The Snug

One of our most popular areas, with top hat lighting and tables on the ceiling, it is ideal for a small gathering of 8-10 people. This cosy booth seat is particularly good for parties wishing to drink & share some nibbles rather than dining. It is situated on the ground floor and is close to the entrance to our basement bar making it easy for you to flit between floors on weekend nights.

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The Sofa

Our lovely bespoke sofa is particularly popular for parties of 10-12 people, and suitable for drinking or dining. It is on the ground floor and in close proximity to the entrance to the basement bar so you can easily flit between floors on a weekend night. During the day this is the perfect spot for a Sunday Roast with your friends to recover from the night before.

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Palm Corner

This table can be reserved for smaller parties of up to 8 people, or extended to seat up to 16 people for larger parties. It is situated on the ground floor opposite the windows and is ideal for drinking or dining. This table is also not too far from the entrance of the bar so if you think you will be needing a few smokings breaks throughout the night this is probably the spot for you.

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Copper Beech Cabin

Situated in our basement bar this space is ideal for parties of up to 35 people, with comfy booth seating, sofas and space for mingling. There is a large projector screen that can be used for sports events, movies and business meetings, and it's great for parties who want to dance later as it is right next to our main dancefloor. This space is available for exclusive hire until 10pm every Friday and Saturday, following this time the resident DJ starts to play and the basement bar opens up to the general public.

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Enchanted Forest

Situated in our basement bar, this space can be reserved for up to 80 people. It consists of a large open space for mingling or dancing, with tables and seating surrounding this main open space. This area can be reserved every day of the week however on a Friday and Saturday night it is only exclusive until 10pm, at this time the resident Dj starts to play. We also have a large plasma screen in this space making it ideal for private parties wishing to do sports events, a pub quiz, karaoke or a film launch to name a but a few.

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Sonja Holly, London:

“Friendly staff, Great location, Amazing decoration, feels extremely homely and comfortable, big open windows by the sofas, great breakfast and brunch!! Amazing place!”

What's On

Resident DJS

Dj DViant, Louisubsole,
UnDun, Bangerz, AG, G Funk, Kayes, X Kutz, Chistos, Dj Ashley G

2 FOR 1

2 for 1 Lunch
2 for 1 Cocktails Thursday
DJ Every Thursday till 2am
DJ Every Friday & Saturday, last entry 2am


Had a long week at work or a long weekend of partying??
Come and recover at the Winchester...

Contact Us

The Winchester

2 Essex Road
N1 8LN

Opening Times

  • Monday 11am-12am
  • Tuesday 11am-12am
  • Wednesday 11am-12am
  • Thursday 11am-2am
  • Friday 11am-3am
  • Saturday 9am-4am
  • Sunday 9am-12am