An independent British Gastropub a stone's throw from Hampstead Heath in leafy North West London, recently voted the 22nd best restaurant in London by Time Out.
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Bull & Last
168 Highgate RoadLondonNW5 1QS
- Public transport:
- Gospel Oak, National Railway
Not my kinda place. I used to use the Bull & Last years ago regularly but I have to say that it's now more an eating venue than a pub. It does annoy me when pubs are turned into primarily eating establishments rather than drinking venues. We're loosing so much of our national identity these days and the number of gastro pubs is another example of this. Yes there is a place for them but like...more
We wanted a great Sunday roast, and immediately thought of the Bull & Last. Booked a table about a week in advance for Sunday at 6:30 as this was the only time left (the place is well popular!). Had our meals all picked out days beforehand, only to get there and find out they only do roasts for Sunday lunch, and don't serve them after 4pm! We were GUTTED. I can't find anywhere on the B&G...more
The ultimate in pub food. I've been here twice - the first time for an anniversary and the second as a place to bring the parents. The first time we were sat upstairs, and it was lovely - I believe I wrote a review on this a while back. The most recent time, the upstairs was reserved for a private party so we sat downstairs and it was such a different experience.
The atmosphere downstairs is...more
Not the perfect gastropub - but pretty darn fine.
From the drinking standpoint - an excellent line of ales on tap - and an even more impressive line of artisanal gins.
From the decor standpoint - run of the mill pub.
From the food standpoint - uneven but the highs are extraordinary.
Among the smash hits -
salt caramel truffles to die for
an intoxicating wild mushroom pasta
Never judge a book by its cover. Remember that one. From the outside, Bull and Last you appear to be a standard pub. On the inside (and by inside, this means your menu), you are a fine eatery camouflaged by a regular stomping ground.
For a whirlwind visit, I was introduced to a very warm and welcoming pub that is intimate and yet completely relaxed. Whether you're coming to enjoy a few pints...more