An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings, The Freemasons Arms serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.
Venue Details & Map
The Freemasons Arms
32 Downshire HillBelsize ParkLondonNW3 1NT
- +44 (0)20 7433 6811
- Public transport:
- Hampstead Heath, National Railway
I was with a friend in Hampstead for a jazz concert without any plan for dinner. When we saw The Freemasons Arms we knew that it was one of those gastropubs that we love. And we were right. Rich menu with plenty of choice of starters, mains and desserts. I enjoyed an amazing plate of gnocchi with spinach, ricotta and pumpkin with a glass of Italian Pinot Grigio. My friend went for the Ale...more
So, returning from Norfolk with my American rellies today, we wanted somewhere local in NW3, and remembered that the FA was under new management, and from the comfort of my passenger seat and thanks to Steve Jobs I booked a table for 4 online through the booking section of the pub's website.
Fast forward a few hours and we rock up at the FA, hi there, we have a reservation etc etc.
Very disappointed as this place has went completely downhill. It's upsetting to see a much loved pub go the wrong way. Came here with friends and experienced absolutely appalling service. We were sat for 30 minutes before we were acknowledged by a waitress that we had to wave down. She forgot my husband's drink and did not even offer an apology (it took 45 minutes for his Guinness to arrive)....more
Get to the Chase:
1) Perfect brunch spot
2) Delicious assortments of food, each very well executed and delicious to say the least
3) Courteous staff
4) Clean and cozy
5) Plenty of seating
6) Fish n chips are amazeballs, the garlic pizzette is a perfect savory start to a glorious meal, and don't get me started on that slow cooked pork belly!
1) Service could a be a bit more...more
This is my favorite pub in London ...
although I suppose to be completely fair I would need to eat and drink in the remaining 12,350 I haven't been to.l
But I have been to quite a few and this is my favorite - by far.
Strangely, it appears in no guides to restaurants, guides to pubs or travel guides - despite the fact that the room and the pub are both superb.
There are MANY London...more