The Diner

American, Diner, Burgers
$ $
21 Essex Rd
Islington, Greater London N1 2SA
+44 20 7226 4533


  • Hangover - beaten
  • Spoke to an honest/disgruntled waiter, tap beer is now non-existent as the owners don't think it's profitable enough, waiters don't get the mandatory tip. This place is beginning to suck.
  • Chocolate milkshake, add peanut butter. You can thank me later.
  • Grrreat burgers!
  • Great staff, but a corn beef hash was never going to be good was it? Fiancee's burger was great though
  • Get the taco salad - great for sharing!
  • Wow. Only had a milkshake but it was amazing. Chocolate with peanut butter. Had actual chocolate chips in it! Enough for two people though, so recommend sharing unless you're up for a challenge!
  • The alcoholic milkshakes are amazing but the Banana and Peanut Butter ones are really refreshing and delicious. Wow
  • Authentic Americana
  • Mac n cheese one of the best around (via Scoville)
  • Look at the *hard shake* section and have the brandy alexander - it has nutella in it =D
  • chilli beer is great after work on fridays...
  • Have a hard shake (alcoholic milkshake)... delicious!
  • I love this place! My usual go-to is a cheeseburger and chilli cheese fries. But there's plenty of other choices. The breakfast is to die for.
  • Can be recommended for breakfast as well. Fulfilling plates.
  • Decent burger, good fries, good beer selection... Look of a classic dinner but pretending and pricey.
  • Nice place overall, but the meat was overcooked and wouldn't come back for the staff (rude and ignorant).
  • Always great for a chat and some food. Nice atmosphere always. Usually good for milkshakes but they need to use real Snickets bars for their milkshakes! :)
  • Barely anyone here on a Friday lunchtime, so it's easy to get seats
  • As usual, great food and poor service. In every Diner I've visited the staff look miserable and are quite rude or abrupt.

Nearby places

18-26 Essex Rd
36 Parkfield St
83 Upper St