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About Prawn on the Lawn

Prawn on the Lawn in Islington is a fully licensed fishmonger and restaurant situated near to Islington’s buzzing Upper Street. Established in 2013 by Rick Toogood and his wife Katie, it began life as a seafood bar and fishmonger but has now been extended to include a 35 seater restaurant and 16 seating private dining room, serving only the freshest seafood and tapas-style fish dishes. Prawn on the Lawn serves creative plates including seared tuna, thai style scallops and our signature Prawn on the Lawn dish, as well as larger platters such as Crab, Lobster, Fruits De Mer and fresh fish you can pick from the counter, sourced directly from day boats and fish markets in Devon and Cornwall. We make every effort to be as seasonal and sustainable as possible and change our menu every day.

In May 2015 Katie and Rick decided to move to Cornwall to set up a second restaurant, Prawn On the Lawn Padstow leaving POTL Islington in the capable hands of their dedicated team. Opened in July 2015, it follows a similar format to the restaurant in Islington being a fully licensed fishmonger and restaurant. Still a small operation with only 24 covers, the menu changes every day and aims to be as sustainable as possible, working with local suppliers in Padstow and the surrounding areas. In 2017 POTL Padstow was named of of the Times Top 100 restaurants in the UK and also featured in the Michelin Guide. Rick and Katie now work between their 2 restaurants in order to maintain their family owned feel.

Katie & Rick


“Charm by the bucket and spadeful”

Time Out

“The quality of the food served at Prawn on the Lawn is little short of miraculous”

Evening Standard



Sample Menu

Please note our menu changes on a daily basis depending on what our fishermen have caught!

Small Plates

Prawn on the Lawn | £7.5

Seared Tuna with soy, mirin, spring onion & chilli | £8.5

Whole crispy Red Mullet, lemon, olive oil | £10

Hake, feta, dill, mint, olive oil | £8.5

Porthilly mussels, clams, manzanilla | £10

Crab Som Tam | £9

Szechuan prawns | £8

Scallops, thai marinade, thai basil | £9

Whole Mackerel, n’duja, fennel £9.5

Ray wing, olives, chilli, agridulce £9.5



Served chilled on ice or hot with lime + coriander butter

Whole Padstow brown crab | £22

Whole Padstow lobster | £39

POTL Fruits de Mer served chilled on ice | £70
(crab, mussels, cockles, clams, crevettes, langoustines, oysters, scallop)


Fish for the table

Sea Bream £32/kg

Monkfish £60/kg

Turbot £60/kg

Lemon Sole £42/kg



Porthilly Rocks

Raw £2.75

Deep fried, garlic creme fraiche £3


Homemade soda bread | £3

Spiced crushed potatoes | £3.5

Baby gem, truffle oil, grana Padana | £4

Tomato & tarragon salad | £4

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If you suffer from a food allergy please let us know upon placing the order, guests with severe allergies should be aware that although due care is taken there is a risk of allergens being present.


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We take bookings for lunch and dinner.

Last table at 10pm.

For tables of 7 or more please email: We allow a maximum of 2 well behaved dogs in the restaurant at one time, please mention when booking.

Please note we aren’t your standard starter, main course, dessert restaurant. Our menu is designed for sharing and dishes come out when they are ready. This means that if you choose individual dishes they may not arrive at the same time. Share, it’s more fun as you get to try more things! You can always order more if you like it. 

Tables are reserved for the following times

1-4 people – 2 Hours
5 people – 2 Hours 15 Mins
6 or more – 2 Hours 30 Mins (or longer subject to numbers)

For tables of 5 or more we apply a 12.5% service charge.

Please note if you are more than 15mins late for your table we reserve the right to give it away.

Private Hire is also available (minimum spend applicable)

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Due to the limited number of tables in the restaurant, credit card details will be required on all bookings. In the event of a cancellation or reduction in numbers with less than 24hr notice a £25pp charge may be applied for those who do not dine. We appreciate your understanding on this.

Opening Times

Opening Times

London Opening Times


Tuesday 12pm – midnight
Wednesday 12pm – midnight
Thursday 12pm – midnight
Friday 12pm – midnight
Saturday 12pm – midnight
Sunday 12pm – 4pm
Monday closed


Tuesday 10am – 10pm
Wednesday 10am – 10pm
Thursday 10am – 10pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 4pm
Monday closed

Padstow Opening Times


Tuesday 12pm – midnight
Wednesday 12pm – midnight
Thursday 12pm – midnight
Friday 12pm – midnight
Saturday 12pm – midnight
Sunday/Monday closed


Tuesday 10am – 10pm
Wednesday 10am – 10pm
Thursday 10am – 10pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday/Monday closed

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Charity Statement

We are proud to support the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow and add a discretionary £1 donation to every restaurant bill to raise funds. We get most of our shellfish from Padstow so it’s our way of giving something back to the sea.

You can find out more about the charity here:





Say Hello!

If you would like to find out a bit more, or propose an idea you’ve had for an event, please get in touch.


Prawn on the Lawn London
292-294 st Pauls road, London, N1 2LH
Phone:  020 3302 8668

Prawn on the Lawn Padstow
11 Duke Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AB
Phone:01841 532223


For general enquiries please email


For all press enquiries please email Rebecca Levy at