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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 16 seater basement restaurant, serving only the freshest seafood and tapas-style fish dishes. With only an A1 cold-food licence, Prawn on the Lawn serves creative plates including scallop ceviche, seared tuna and our signature Prawn on the Lawn dish, as well as larger platters such as Fruits De Mer, sourced directly from day boats and fish markets in Devon and Cornwall. We make every effort to be as seasonal and sustainable as possible.

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 seafood bar with the addition of a hot food license. This has allowed Rick to experiment with different dishes, making the most of the local produce of Lobsters and Crabs and cooking them on the charcoal grill that he got installed into the kitchen. 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.


“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!

Sharing / Plates

Smoked Mackerel Pate w/ homemade soda bread | £7.5

Seared Tuna, Spring Onion, Chilli, Lime, Coriander, Soy & Mirin | £8

Scallop Ceviche with chilli, coriander, passion fruit & Hendricks Gin | £9

Prawn on the Lawn | £7

Monkfish and chorizo stew w/ home made soda bread | £9

Jersey Rock Oysters | £3

Lindisfarne Oysters | £2.5

Hansen & Lyderson Smoked Salmon w/Capers, Shallots & Garlic Creme Fraiche | £10

Whole Padstow Crab with soda bread & butter | £24

Half Padstow lobster w/ tomato, garlic and tarragon salad | £23

Prawn on the Lawn Fruits de Mer | £70

Crab, prawns, mussels, clams, jumbo prawn, smoked prawns, langoustine, whelks, crevettes & oysters



Marinated Olives | £3

Whole baby gem with truffle oil & Grana Padano | £4

Heritage tomato and tarragon salad | £4

Download Sample London Menu

Download Sample Padstow Menu

Download Wine List London

Download Wine List Padstow

Some of our dishes may contain nuts or other allergens.
Please inform a member of our staff if you have any allergies.





Padstow 01841 532223

We take bookings for lunch and dinner, just give us a ring to reserve.

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 :)

Please note 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)

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, for bookings of 6 or more credit card details are required on booking. In the event of a cancellation or reduction in numbers with less than 48hr notice a £20pp charge will be applied for those who do not dine. We appreciate your understanding on this.


London Opening Times


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


Tuesday 11am – 10pm
Wednesday 11am – 10pm
Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday/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


Padstow will also be open on the following Sundays:

30th April – May Day Sunday

28th May – Bank Holiday Sunday

18th June – Father’s Day (lunch only)

All Summer 2nd July – 10th Sept.

10th Dec – Padstow Xmas Festival

Please note we add 12.5% service charge for tables of 5 or more.

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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: http://nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk





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

Email: hello@prawnonthelawn.com
Phone:  020 3302 8668

Prawn on the Lawn Padstow
11 Duke Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AB

Email: hello@prawnonthelawn.com
Phone:01841 532223