Once the beautiful Victorian interiors of this old pub were restored to their original glory and the first floor dining room opened, along with outside terrace for dining, the locals must have breathed a sigh of delight before tucking into some seriously good gastropub grub. Business folk crowd in at lunchtimes, while friendlier couples and groups pack in evenings and weekends. There is something here to suit most palates and pockets. The menu changes daily - another sign that they're serious about food here - but we recently loved the fish chowder, and the aubergine, potato and spinach bhaji with yoghurt. The wine list is heaven.
£25 and under
Venue Details & Map
The Queen's Head & Artichoke
30-32 Albany StreetRegent's ParkLondonNW1 4EA
- +44 (0)20 7916 6206
- Public transport:
- Great Portland Street, Underground
I have been to this pub many times, and while I mostly go for a drink, I have also tried some of their great food. It can get very busy in the summer months, close as it is to Regents Park, and having its outdoor tables face south and west. For me, it really shines (no pun intended) on cooler days, though, with its wood interior, good wine selection, and comfy couches.more
A cosy, comfortable pub in an area that doesn't boast much competition.
It has a tapas menu to choose from, we didn't eat so we were the people getting a little annoyed that practically all the tables were booked (but empty upon our arrival) so we had to stand and look at the empty seats we wanted to sit on. Yep, it's one of those places. Are you a pub or a restaurant?
Still, if you can grab...more
This could be considered a local pub. I have tried dining and drinking there numerous times and every time I feel it could be better.
a year ago, it was completely free on Friday night, you can find a seat and get served quickly, but things have definitely changed in the past few months, I suspect it is something to do with the management - it is very packed nowadays
and to food is getting...more
We walked here after Zoo Lates, and the cosy pub atmosphere really warmed us up after being in the rain for 3 hours.
We got there a bit later, and there was a younger crowd there, which was nice, b/c we got to see a couple making out while standing on a table, and they accidentally gave us a free glass of wine!
THIS PLACE = A JOKE.
Myself and about 20-odd other people from a pretty well known company in London sat outside the Queen's Head & Artichoke this past Friday afternoon. Having just enjoyed a day out in Regents Park with their company, everyone decided on this pub as an after-party spot, and we quickly spent about £200 on beer, wine and spirits.
I joined the party a little late, went inside...more