The meal at Drapers Arms was a bit of a disappointment, partly due to our misplaced expectations. In short, the food was overwhelmingly mediocre, the beer / cask ale selection was very limited (yes we were spoiled by the Euston Tap) and the staff were too busy. To be fair, this would serve fine as a local pub, and I would be quite happy if I have a local like this back home. Yet gastropub this is not.
The food was mediocre – as would be obvious from the photos. The steak was reasonably cooked but under-seasoned. The chips were not crispy. The bread was almost stale and the butter was cold and hard. We were sufficiently disappointed that we decided to skip ordering dessert.
The waiters were friendly and nice if you can get their attention. There seem to be too few of them serving too many tables (including those out in the garden).
If you are staying in the area, it probably wouldn’t hurt to have a meal here. Just don’t expect Drapers Arms to be a great gastropub. If you’re like us, tourists who had to make a special trip for this dinner, don’t bother.