Historical version 7 of Canal 125, N1 9RG
- 020 7837 1924
- 125 Caledonian Road, N1 9RG
Bar/restaurant in Islington, alongside Regent's Canal, calling itself a 'gastroclub'.
It has a nice balcony over the Regent's Canal at the back of the ground floor where you can sit - the food they do is quite nice, and just a short walk from King's Cross.
Drinks are overpriced and the selection is small - no good whisky or good beer.
There are two further levels upstairs, with their own bars, which run club nights. The top floor has a bookable room with a balcony overlooking Caledonian Road. Sometimes there are separate club nights on each level, which can get confusing.
Comment added by Anonymous: Canal 125 is a bright and spacious venue overlooking the canal in Kings Cross. There's a good selection of drinks available especially if you like cocktails.
The staff are polite and friendly and during the daylight hours, the music is most definitely in the background. That changes when the sun sets at the weekends but during the daytime it's relaxed and comfortable.
There are two rooms upstairs, but I find myself always drawn to the main room downstairs. My overall impression is that the place is comfortable with plenty of different options. If you want nice sink into sofas; or prefer sitting upright at a table with friends; on a stool at the bar; or my favourite (weather permitting) is out on the terrace over the canal itself.
The food menu changes regularly except for the Sunday roasts which are always massive and delicious! Whatever you choose from that menu has a enormous Yorkshire Pudding sitting on top and is drenched in the most delicious gravy!
There's a good selection of beer in bottles and on tap and the wines are varied and from all over the world. If you do eat there, make sure you save some room for the amazing deserts, or walk it off along the canal on you way home ;-)