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In the upbeat area of Upper Street, the John Salt is the home of  laid back vibes, creative menus & a team who want you to have THE best time. At the weekend, expect to find bar staff shaking spirits, and juicy snacks flying out of the kitchen. Relaxed weekday evenings provide the perfect environment to sample our extensive wine list and try our in house cocktail creations. For the daytime darlings; our street seating and secluded rear garden provide the perfect spot for a spot of dinner and a bottle of red this winter.

Ho Ho Ho – Merry Christmas. Looking for the perfect spot for a Christmas feast or to celebrate Christmas Day with your nearest and dearest? With a fantastic team delivering a mouth-watering selection of festive dishes, hot alcoholic drinks, classic cocktails and all-round Christmassy atmosphere, we’re the perfect place to celebrate. Get in touch with the team today to book!

Duncan and the team look forward to seeing you soon!

Party with us this Christmas

The Fairytale Of New York… or in our case Highbury and Islington, we think The Pogues would be big fans of ours. Join us for late night Christmas celebrations, hand-crafted festive cocktails, live entertainment and delicious three-course Christmas feasts. Our mezzanine is also available for private hire!

Cocktails Trees

There’s a flavour for every occasion, and you’ll find them all here at John Salt – our creations are ever changing to evoke the spirit of the season. Be the envy of all by ordering one of our fantastic cocktail trees, which will you choose?

Parties and Events

If you’re looking to celebrate in Islington, we have the perfect space for any occasion including birthdays, engagements, Christmas parties and weddings… With areas in our main bar for groups of up to 40 guests, you’ll be right in the heart of the action. For larger parties why not opt for the private hire of our upstairs mezzanine to truly wow your guests.

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Magic Burgers

I have walked past this pub for years and decided to grab a bite today – everything from the way we were received to the music was impeccable. The host recommended some burgers off the menu and boy was it magic! I’ll be back!


Mid-week cocktail

Wonderful atmosphere and staff. I visited last week for a mid week cocktail (it was happy hour so how could I resist). I tried a Negroni on recommendation and it was great! Definitely worth popping in when you are in the area! I will be back.


Lively and Vibrant

Very lively and alternative pub split in two levels. Good selection of beers and spirits. I found the environment very vibrant and pleasant. The night I went there was a live DJ who played awesome music.


Great staff

Great staff and good cocktails. Place was lively and felt very welcome. Tried a couple of experimental cocktails here and they were all delicious!