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St John's Tavern
91 Junction RoadArchwayLondonN19 5QU
- +44 (0)20 7272 1587
- Public transport:
- Archway, Underground
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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
Fergus is legend among foodies the world over, a legend burnished by Anthony Bourdain's gushing praise. Alas! this is the end of the complimentary part of my review.
Sprats - passable. Cold, nondescript, a sign of things to come...
Rolled pigs spleen & bacon - tasted like the title, which we sure weren't expecting. Unapologetically metallic and offal
Lamb fry - highlight of our...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
You kind of have to respect a place which rejects ketchup and creates their own special sauce instead!
This old fashioned gastro pub just refuses to get on the bandwagon of normal. Between its antique looking furniture and its huge wall of abstract art portraits, it's definitely on the kooky side. However, their straightforward food, which is outlined in chalk on the blackboard, is definitely...more
I'm not normally in this neck of the woods but know the stretch of A1 pretty well as I have to crawl along it regularly in an attempt to get to the M1. To be honest, I didn't think there was much worth visiting until you get to Highgate's cute village shops and pubs overlooking small communal greens.
But St John's Tavern IS here and it's lovely (if you like gastropubs with menus written on...more