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 fiancee 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 GM Mike and his 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”
“The quality of the food served at Prawn on the Lawn is little short of miraculous”
We take bookings in the cellar for lunch and dinner, just give us a ring to reserve.
The bar seating in both sites is reserved for walk-ins, with no time limit, just pop down and if we are full, we’ll take a phone number, you can head over the road for a drink and we’ll give you a text when a spot is available.
Please note tables in the cellar are reserved for the following time slots:
2 people – 2 Hours
4 people – 2 Hours 15 Mins
6 people – 2 Hours 30 Mins
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 24hr notice a £20pp charge will be applied for those who do not dine. We appreciate your understanding on this.
Tuesday 12pm – midnight
Wednesday 12pm – midnight
Thursday 12pm – midnight
Friday 12pm – midnight
Saturday 12pm – midnight
Tuesday 10am – 10pm
Wednesday 10am – 10pm
Thursday 10am – 10pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Please note we add 12.5% service charge for tables of 6 or more.
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
If you would like to find out a bit more, or propose an idea you’ve had for an event, please get in touch.