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The Proud Archivist
Hertford RoadLondonN1 5ET
- +44 20 3598 2626
I really like the place. Came with friends for lunch and the weather happened to be the most beautiful London day this year, so perhaps that altered my perception of the Proud Archivist. Or it could have been the nice conversation with friends, who knows? But the location on the canal is dreamy.
The lunch menu had a range from burgers to brunch type options, depending on what time you...more
Pros: location on the canal. Decent coffee.
Cons: terrible service. Took longer pay than to drink my espresso. Literally watched people leave bc service was so slow.
Too bad poor service ruins such a nice spot.more
It's a mixed feeling I have for this place. The canal affords it a riparian advantage not a lot of other watering holes can match. It's a good place to bring someone who doesn't have a lot of canal experience. But the drinks aren't especially cheap, and for the money, on a casual summer evening, why not just bring your own?
Also putting me off was the strange girl who... it seemed... was...more
This place could have such potential. It's a gorgeously large space, overlooking the canal. What's there not to love? But my advice on a sunny day in Haggerston is not to go inside, but instead head to the nearest off licence, grab a bottle and sit on the banks by the canal outside the Proud Archivist. The whole experience would be less frustrating for you.
Sorry to give a moany review but...more
Ok, so that one perfect day I had on location at TPA? An outlier. A 5-star outlier that I've not been able to achieve again.
I've been back 3x since and each and every time the service is so scattered it's barely passable. What is the deal here guys? It feels like opening day, yet it's far from it.
The space is so beautiful and gorgeous, and yet in almost every other facet it falls short....more