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St John's Tavern

  • Evagoras M.
    "Pino Noir was perfect with the rump steak!"(2 Tips)
    Craig C.
    "Turn up at 6pm and you get a mutton pasty if you are lucky."(2 Tips)
    Joe D.
    "Just a great menu with a lovely curated wine list"(6 Tips)
    Erik N.
    "lagers and ciders on tap"(2 Tips)
46 Tips and reviews
  • wine
  • seafood
  • rump steak
  • good for dates
  • scotch eggs
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  • Nils M.
    Nils MoellerJune 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The pub is very nice but you have to try the restaurant at the back - the wine list is great, the service is exceptional and the food is sensational! A real gem in gastro pub loaded North London.
  • Phil T.
    Phil The GreekApril 17, 2014
    Excellent food, lovely place but sometimes I find the staff a little offish and it takes over 40 mins per course to arrive.. Still worth a visit
  • Dimitris B.
    Dimitris BallasApril 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the rump steak: cooked as asked, comes with two different kinds of mustard, horseradish, roast tomato and chips. Very generous portion, too.
  • Fiona M.
    Fiona Maclay HenryJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Breaded pollock and chips is delicious, so is the pheasant - avoid the breaded halloumi as it's just huge chunks of cheese with no sauce!
  • Roy
    RoyFebruary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Reliable, consistent, reasonably priced - St John's is one of the best kept secrets in London. Come hungry!
  • Roy
    RoyNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The mutton pasties at the bar are incredible. Inspired wine list, too.
  • Danny B.
    Danny BallMay 18, 2013
    Well the Guinness, scotch eggs are good. Like the staff and in general yeah, I recommend it.
  • Andy B.
    Andy BurgessOctober 11, 2015
    Great food, somewhat busy at times, and can fill up with families, but a pleasant, high end gastropub.
  • Erik N.
    Erik NolanderSeptember 5, 2011
    Excellent pub/tavern, great selection of ales, lagers and ciders on tap, and great if somewhat pricey food to boot! Read more
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SommerhuberSeptember 28, 2014
    The pickled whelks were my highlight in this evening of great food, wine, service and atmosphere at the restaurant behind the pub.
  • Robert T.
    Robert TysonMarch 25, 2011
    Great food, one of THE best food pubs around here if not in fact the best, and there is loads of competition. Check it out.
  • Ankur B.
    Ankur BanerjeeJune 16, 2014
    The restaurant at the back has nice posters and artwork. Love that atmosphere!
  • Ross M.
    Ross McGillMay 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Oysters - They taste absolutely delicious. Add salt, pepper, lemon & shallots/red wine vinegar dressing!
  • Anshuman R.
    Anshuman RaneOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The menu changes daily. Fresh seasonal ingredients. I've never had a bad meal here.
  • Becky W.
    Becky WilliamsOctober 5, 2015
    Head to the back and find the gorgeous, high-ceilinged dining room. The food is great too.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DyerFebruary 12, 2016
    Just a great menu with a lovely curated wine list
  • Parmis S.
    Parmis SharifApril 21, 2012
    The scallops here are brilliantly tasty. Don't bother with the snails though. The portion is too small to leave any kind of an impression.
  • Evagoras M.
    Evagoras MandridesJanuary 4, 2014
    Pino Noir was perfect with the rump steak!
    Upvoted Aug 25
  • Luke M.
    Luke MagnusonApril 9, 2010
    Top notch gastro pub in lovely, emm, Archway. Excellent nosh in both the bar and dining room. Some nice ales on tap too...
  • Craig C.
    Craig CockburnDecember 10, 2011
    Where is the pizza, curry or fish and chips for those of us who don't fancy ox heart ? (really!)
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MurphyJanuary 19, 2013
    The patatas bravas and the flat bread & humous are not disappointing!
  • Chris R.
    Chris ReedMarch 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Tapas is all excellent. As is the Sunday lunch
  • James W.
    James WhatleyJanuary 25, 2013
    Oh. My. God. The creme brulee here is effing amazing. Jesus Christ. I wanted to have sex with it. GET ONE NOW.
  • Stuart D.
    Stuart DennisDecember 9, 2014
    Good food, good beer, just good all-round!
  • peter h.
    peter hvidSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best fish & chips I've had in London
  • Nitzan L.
    WiFi password: stjohns748
    Upvoted Aug 31
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LusherMarch 17, 2012
    Great staff lovely people FOOD want more
  • Kim T.
    Kim TownendFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The pork scratchings are amazing.
  • Attila S.
    Attila SzMarch 13, 2011
    Less conventional menu, worth to try: Dorset snails, pigs head, ox tongue. Don't expect quantity though.
  • Nathen M.
    Nathen McVittieSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A hidden gem. Great wine list.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Tom H.
    Tom HattonSeptember 24
    Best pub in london
  • Simon L.
    Simon LittleAugust 30, 2011
    Yum! Great pub food plus!
  • Yasmin Y.
    Yasmin YazdaniFebruary 24, 2014
    Really good food but the service was ridiculously slow!
  • Ross M.
    Ross McGillMay 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the rock oysters. Amazing!
  • Kaylie M.
    Kaylie McKelveyMarch 7, 2015
    Dinner isn't served until 6:30pm
  • Henry R.
    Henry RowlingAugust 2, 2010
    The crab gratin is delicious
  • JR J.
    JR JRNovember 12, 2010
    Alcohol free beer too! Yeah!
  • Ross M.
    Ross McGillMay 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Heineken - Refreshing.
  • Nathen M.
    Nathen McVittieMay 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Bloody Mary.
  • Craig C.
    Craig CockburnDecember 10, 2011
    Food crap. Turn up at 6pm and you get a mutton pasty if you are lucky. Go elsewhere
  • Saasha C.
    Saasha Celestial-OneOctober 28, 2016
    Food was good !
  • Tanya N.
    Tanya NudnovaAugust 16, 2015
    It is closed. Either for renovation or for ever
  • David C.
    David CraneJanuary 24, 2010
    Great food and very dog frendly
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PilkingtonFebruary 10, 2010
    The decent pub in archway
  • DFR
    DFRApril 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Too expensive.
  • Nathen M.
    Nathen McVittieSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Wine recommendations: White - Falanghina ... Red - Sabernet
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