St John's Tavern

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91 Junction Road, Archway, London, N19 5QU

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St John's Tavern

91 Junction Road
N19 5QU
+44 (0)20 7272 1587
Public transport:
Archway, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews

Top 5 reviews of St John's Tavern

5.0 out of 5 8 February 2014
by samuel c.

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

4.0 out of 5 19 February 2013
by Uli B.

"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'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

4.0 out of 5 8 August 2012
by Tristan J.

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

4.0 out of 5 13 August 2009
by Grace L.

"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'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

5.0 out of 5 11 May 2009
by Ralph M.

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