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St John's Tavern
91 Junction RoadArchwayLondonN19 5QU
- +44 (0)20 7272 1587
- Public transport:
- Archway, Underground
Found this pub near where we were staying in London for a few days. Good food and good drinks, but here's the rub: way too little food for the price, and the price was very high even if thee food portions were more generous. In fact, the food was good, but not exceptional, which I would have expected for that price. For example, a small snail pizza which would fit in the palm if my hand costs...more
And yet ANOTHER first rate London gastropub!
(boy - London has a lot of these!)
Two diners - three courses plus drinks each - and only one whole mis-step in the lot.
The rest was pure and unadulterated heaven.
A fine run of beers and gins here - with some fine gin brands I have not seen elsewhere. Cider is run of the mill.
Starters were a borscht with horseradish - and horseradish is an...more
"Gosh, why are there so many beautiful men in this place?", my friend said, when we were sitting down at the bar to drink some wine. And yes, I think she's right: St. John's Tavern is a bright beacon in a still-mostly edgy Archway...here's where the "pretty" society comes to see and be seen.
St. John's Tavern is both a place where you can gather with your friends for a beer and a place for...more
"We don't have ketchup - we're a gastropub."
After reeling from the shock of that statement made by an unassuming waiter, I gave this place another shot because HEY...it's damn good. I also thought the waiter was joking, laughed awkwardly, and got no response after an undeniably long few seconds.
Great selection of beers and wines, with handwritten menus on chalkboards (which change daily)...more
From the outside it looks like a simple run of the mill pub, but enter and you'll find one of the best gastropubs in London. There is an atmospheric bar at the front and at the back a large dining hall. The lighting (low) and seating arrangements (some sofa's and large table's) give the place a perfect balance between unpretentious relaxed and intimate gastronomic environment.
The foods not...more