Having shut up shop at its original Soho location in 2013, Alphabet Bar is back bigger and better than ever. Taking up residence on Islington's gastro haven, Upper Street, the 180-cover bar and restaurant is bringing some very snazzy cocktails and delicious British foods to the people of North London.

With a cocktail menu developed by Chris Edwards, the man behind Herne Hill's First Aid Box and Brixton's Shrub & Shutter, drinkers can indulge in 26 bespoke takes on the classics, alongside an extensive list of spirits, wines and beers. While diners will find themselves spoilt for choice by the selection of dishes turned out by head chef Yaz Khadiri. A mix of small plates and larger sharing dishes, it's the perfect spot for a light lunch or a big sharing dinner with friends. Brunch too will be a big event with weekends at Alphabet turning into a bit of a party with breakfast martinis and paprika-infused bloody marys.


What's on


Offer Availability
Express Lunch Menu - Include Burgers, Wraps, Crispy Flatbreads or Salads all for £7.50.
Monday 12:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 16:00
Thursday 12:00 – 16:00
Friday 12:00 – 16:00


  • Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge
  • None
  • 18


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 0:00
Friday 11:00 2:00
Saturday 11:00 2:00
Sunday 10:00 17:00



Alphabet, 56 Upper Street N1 0NY



Nearest Station

Angel (Tube)

Getting there

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  • Cuisine

    This venue serves British food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Alphabet bar offers a range of British inspired dishes from sharing platters to tasty brunching plates.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Alphabet Venue Hire 140 250 - from £500 from £6000

Alphabet is bar and restaurant on Upper St in Angel. It's former location on Beak St in Soho was a 90's hot-spot for media types and has now been re-imagined for the 21st century clientele. Serving Mediterranean small plates, tagines and a mouth-watering cheese selection, Alphabet is the perfect place for sharing with friends and family or colleagues and clients alike! There is a list 26 cocktails which are separated in to two sections "invention" and "reinvention," where classics come with an Alphabet twist.

The light-filled main space in the back of the venue is perfect for standing reception of up to 150 and seated events of up to 80. The main bar area offers a perfect space for vertical drinking and dancing and leads on to a small terrace for up to 20 people.

Alphabet is perfect for private events such as birthdays, engagements, weddings, hen & stag parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs, as well as business uses such as Corporate dinners, lunch meetings, training days, launch parties, wrap parties, small fashion shows and photography and filming.

The Dining Room at Alphabet Private Room 100 150 - from £500 from £2000

Join friends, family, colleagues or clients for lunch, dinner or events at Alphabet and discover great food, innovative drinks and vibrant, relaxed surroundings, in which to discuss business, celebrate or simply take a break from the daily grind.

The airy and sophisticated dining room is perfect for private lunch and dinner events for up to 100 people as well as product launches, fashion shows, drinks parties, cocktail masterclasses and much more. 

The Corner Private Room 20 0 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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