The Old White Lion


A charming pub in East Finchley, The Old White Lion brings timeless watering-hole hospitality to this buzzy urban postcode. Food menus feature seasonal dishes made using carefully sourced ingredients, while the drinks list spans from well-chosen world wines, to artisan soft drinks and an ever-changing list of craft beers.

Average main course: £10.00 (USD12.22) per diner
Average food spend: £25.00 (USD30.54) per diner

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96% customer satisfaction rate

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The Old White Lion

121 Great North Road
East Finchley
N2 0NW
+44 (0)20 8883 6459
Public transport:
East Finchley, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.0 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old White Lion

4.0 out of 5 24 April 2015
by Jamie C.

Was recommended to me by a colleague and it didn't disappoint. Not too dissimilar to the Bald Faced Stag up the road but that's not a bad thing. The outdoor area is lush - very cool huts and wooden benches. Can't wait until Summer hits to use it more. I didn't actually eat, but from passing the restaurant I had food-envy because it smelt and looked delicious. It's right beside the tube too so...more

3.0 out of 5 9 February 2015
by Aaron S.

Slightly disappointed. Visiting from out of the country.

We went, told that this was the best Sunday roast in Finchley, and we had passed up other options at other pubs, earlier in the day, only to find out they'd run out of roast by 5:45 into a dinner service that started at 4pm. I didn't know when dinner service stopped, but only having enough to serve for less than two hours into a...more

5.0 out of 5 12 October 2014
by Lizz K.

Amazing Sunday roast. Takes forever but it's fresh so worth it. I had a vegetarian nut roast and my friend had the chicken. Just do it.more

1.0 out of 5 26 July 2014
by Mike C.

My experience was so bad I felt I needed to write a review.

Woeful bar staff, I got no acknowledgment when I arrived at the bar. The barman had no awareness of who had been standing at the bar for longest (despite being extremely quiet)

Then I was served a truly awful Pint of Guinness (probably the worst I have had in London)

The food.

I had the cottage pie. Absolutely disgusting, I could...more

4.0 out of 5 19 June 2013
by Ada C.

People like pubs for different reasons. I like the décor and feel - it's laid back, not pretentious. It has a cool beer garden that is nicely laid out. The food isn't bad either with a great prix fix menu (2 courses for £10, a deal!)

That said, it's SLOW. The ongoing joke is that it will take an hour between ordering your food and getting it. A slight exaggeration but not by much!! Food...more

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