Mr George Shillibeer himself blazed a trail in London many moons ago, bringing us the first ever Omnibus (now known to you and me as the number 93). His elegant horse drawn carriages wowed the people of London with their innovation, practicality and style.
Today, George's reputation of brilliance survives through Shillibeer's Bar and Grill, standing proudly on the site of the original Omnibus depot. We bring great food, friendly service and those kinds of events that you just don't stop telling everyone about.
George would be proud.
Our kitchen team are a creative bunch and their passions are simple: Good food and service to match.
All homemade with fresh produce, our menu is built around classic pub grills, beautiful dishes of seasonal meat and fish, and simple but tasty sharers like nachos and chicken wings (if you can bare to share). If you’ve got room, treat yourself to one of Leo’s handmade desserts too.
Sundays wouldn’t be complete without a proper roast dinner and here at Shillibeer’s we won’t disappoint. With half a roast corn-fed chicken, pork belly or British top-side beef all complete with traditional veggies, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
For something on the go, pop next door to Shillibeer's Deli. Freda will make you up a coffee whilst you mull over our range of season fresh goodies. We’ve got sandwiches, pastries and cakes aplenty, or grab yourself a salad if you’re feeling healthy. We mix it up from day to day so you don’t get bored.
Shilli’s Deli is open from 7.30am-3.30pm Monday – Friday.
The coolest of beers, the tastiest of beers, and most importantly the passion of the gent who runs the place.
Shillibeer's Craft Beer Revolution has paved the way for a whole new range of craft beers, from the recently world famous Brew Dog to Bavarian wheat beers from the oldest breweries on earth.
We pride our selves on being at the forefront of the best craft ales, sourcing our casks from our friends in Islington as well as having our pick of the best of over 70 craft breweries in London. Our range changes every day so you are guaranteed to be an expert on every beer in the area as you peruse our ever changing list; a great way to impress your mates in a bar conversation. Just ask one of our team, they'll be happy to recommend you something and make sure you are in the know!
Our brand new wine list, tried, tested and put together by our team, is ready for you to enjoy.
Yes, we are bringing some classic cocktails to the table just in time for Summer. Watch this space.
Here at Shillibeer's we are always putting on great events for all sorts of occasions. From Halloween parties to Mother's Day brunches, Christmas dinners to St. George's Day booze-ups; we are always looking to put on great nights and offers. To keep up to date with all the great events coming up, follow us on social media.
We also have some more regular events, as listed in our schedule below.
For more information or to book a table please give us a call.
Every Thursday from 8.00pm. Brush up on your general knowledge, practice your drawing skills and learn how to throw a paper aeroplane. Shillibeer's quiz is a local favourite hosted by Martin Hancock, with a rollover cash prize every week and other goodies thrown here and there. We get pretty busy, so make sure you call to reserve your table.
Mark the start of your weekend at Shillibeer's. With that end-of-week feeling almost tangable, great food served til 9pm and our DJ playing until late, it might even be the highlight of your weekend. If there's a group of you, give us a call and we can sort you out with your own table or even your own area for the night. And why not preorder some drinks to have ready and waiting for your arrival? It is Friday, after all.
Sundays wouldn’t be complete without a proper roast dinner and here at Shillibeer’s we won’t disappoint. Our recently rennovated Sunday roasts come with your choice of half a roast corn-fed chicken, pork belly or British top-side beef all complete with traditional veggies and trimmings. Come early so you don't miss out and for large groups, give us a call and pre-order your meals so we can have your food piping hot and ready to go in good time.
Big games deserve big screens. Here at Shillibeer's we have Islington's biggest screen, as well as 4 flat screen TV’s dotted around the venue so you always have a great view of the game. With Sky and BT sports featuring all televised Premier League, Champions league, football and rugby internationals right in the heart of Arsenal territory, we are the home of sports.
Here at Shilli's we love a good party. Be it a birthday, christening, farewell, Bahmitzvah, or your wedding day, we want to be involved.
There's nothing better for us than seeing those big old grins on the faces of our guests when they see their event going flawlessly.
We have a number of areas for hire including our raised mezzanine areas of different shapes and sizes and our private courtyard. Or, you can take advantage of the whole venue for larger events.
We understand that every event is different, so we like to tailor our services to suit you and your needs. Whatever it is you fancy, we may well be able to accommodate. Go on, challenge us!
Get in touch and ask for Freya and she will happily chat to you about your event.
The home of our board games, our Lounge is an intimate space, warmly lit and sprinkled with fairy lights. Ideal for parties of up to forty people, it is the highest of our raised levels looking out over our public bar and dining areas. Sink into an arm chair or sofa and enjoy the ambience of the atmosphere, whisky in hand.
A multifunctional space for up to 100 people. Set out with rustic wooden tables, mismatched dining chairs and dotted with fresh flowers, our Dining Room has a certain quirkiness. Transform the space into a sit-down meal arrangement, a buffet-style lay out or cast the tables aside for dancing and general frolicking.
Our games room has a feel of seclusion, standing at the top of its own set of stairs and looking down over the bar. With a pool table, quiz machine and its own TV, it's a great chill out space. Ideal for drinks and nibbles, the area has an assortment of dining chairs, leather benches and armchairs.
We can offer you the whole Shillibeer's package, including our three mezzanine areas, the main bar and private courtyard, all for your own private event. Available for half day or full day hire, our team will be dedicated to tailoring your day around you, with catering, decorating and entertainment to suit.
Your wedding day shouldn't be anything less than perfect, and here at Shillis we aim for exactly that. With experience of catering for a range of different wedding styles and sizes, we will create a day just right for you.
With personal meetings throughout the process, you've always got a friendly face to talk to, from initial requests right through to on the day itself.
We will work together with our head chef to create a bespoke wedding menu for you, complete with tasting sessions. Whether it be a buffet style arrangement or a traditional sit down meal, we will provide the right service to match the right food.
Be greeted on the day with a Prosecco reception served by our team, beautifully prepared canapes, or an outdoor Summer BBQ in our private courtyard. Have a band serenade you after dinner or have a DJ play your favourite songs into the night.
With a wireless microphone connected to our soundsystem, speeches will run smoothly and why not have our wedding photographer capture the best moments?
Get in touch and ask for Freya and she will happily chat to you about your event.
If you're visiting our neighbours upstairs at the Pleasance Theatre, why not treat yourself to dinner at Shillis before hand? You can get your hands on some great pre-theatre dinner offers on the Pleasance website. Just select 'Ticket and Meal Concession' when you book and make sure you give us a call to reserve your table. Easy!
Want to get in touch?
Give us a bell, drop us an email or pop in for a cup of tea. We love a chat.
1 Carpenter's Mews, North Road, London, N7 9EF
T: 020 3218 0083
Monday to Thurday : noon - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday : noon - late
Sunday : noon - 10:30pm