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Address: 2 Friern Barnet Lane, London, N11 3LX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21707) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations New Southgate (0.7 miles), Oakleigh Park (1.9 miles), Bowes Park (1.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.1/10 (rated by 17 users)
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Bank, New Southgate (0.7 miles), Finchley Tavern, North Finchley (0.7 miles), O'Neills, North Finchley (0.7 miles), York Arms, Whetstone (0.7 miles), La Zeez, North Finchley (0.7 miles) - see more nearby pubs


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The review below must have been paced in Error . This pub is now a Tesco Express so if you want a quick take away too stick in the Microwave its OK. Probably better & cheaper than most pub grub as well.
Alesonly - 27 Feb 2012 10:55
This place has alot of potential and from the outside you would expect the food and service to be of a very good quality. Unfortunately it just isn't.

Last night I had a dinner there with some friends. Our waitress was friendly, despite having a very limited experience of the menu. However, the server that was assisting her was consistently rude, and said more than once 'oh yes we don't have that item available, normally we do'. Oddly after he said they didn't do fresh mint teas then served us desert with quite a lot of fresh mint as a garnish. Should I have ordered hot water? He also made a mistake in calculating our bill. He didn't bother to explain what that mistake was and ended up charging us for something else. When we said he needed to explain to us the change before taking our money he ignored us. When we asked if he'd heard us, he said 'yes' and shrugged, he wasn't really too worried.

Aside from the poor service, the menu didn't clearly reflect what you were actually getting, ie my lemon chicken was covered with garlic mayonnaise, not mentioned in the menu. Additionally there isn't an alternative to frites other than mash that has lashings of butter and cream. I did ask for the cabbage, leeks and peas. There were no leeks or peas, just cabbage swimming in butter.

Overall very disappointing. Personally, I would rather spend my money at some of the other gastro pubs in the area. There are a number of really good ones.

valuereviews - 23 Feb 2012 15:38
Now closed down permanently being redeveloped Into flats as usual. Not a pub for miles around here now nearist proper pub is the Bank at new southgate
Alesonly - 22 Sep 2011 10:33
Has been closed down now for a number of weeks. Not sure if it's permanent, but I would assume so. With this pub, The Triumph and The Duck all having closed down in the past few years the pub count in Friern Barnet is now pitiful. You have to feel sorry for the locals.
MisterWu - 14 Jan 2011 11:54
As the only Pub left in the area now the Triumph is closed so much more could be made of this place it seemded very run down when I poped in. I did not see any Ales on Tap so had a pint of Gunness which was Ok but not perfect. I dont think I would go in again till it improves a Bit.
Alesonly - 6 Nov 2010 16:53

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