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the front Room

#9,447 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#10,088 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
French, Cafe, British, Bistro
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upper tollington, London n4, England
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7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Tue 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming little cafe

Nice quality cafe (definitely a step up from a greasy spoon but not too fussy) with cool interior and seats outside on the pavement. Been here many time and consistently good food for reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
Philip I
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London, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've been here three times, twice I've had an enjoyable experience, and once it's been abysmal. When coming on the weekends it's very busy, sometime you'll need to share a table with another party, or will have to wait. Today, although we were seated outside immediately, our food (two veggie breakfasts) took 50 minutes to arrive, despite reminding our waiter... More 

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Mattishall
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We wanted a quick breakfast before returning home after a Mark Knopfler concert but my partner can't walk far. The Tripadvisor site showed 'Front Room' on the corner of Florence Road - wrong! Nothing there! So we drove down Torrington Road to the traffic lights intending to turn right but Stroud Green Road didn't look like you could park so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Popped in here for lunch with my girlfriend. It was a Friday and not that busy. The cafe was really cold even though the doors were shut so I couldn't figure out what was causing that. You can eat outside but it wasn't a day for that. The atmosphere is quite funky with period furniture and adornments littered across the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food is good and reasonably priced. The staff are all friendly. There is a relaxed atmosphere. You never feel rushed. We keep coming back.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Front Room Cafe is extremely popular with locals and this may be part of the problem. After c 7 years of daytime opening, it now boasts an alcohol licence and is open for dinner too. I've stopped for (average) coffee at one of their outside tables on many occasions - it's a great place to watch the world go... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Front Room, an achingly trendy brunch joint in the hipster hinterland of Finsbury Park/Hornsey Road, is only partly redeemed by its charming and efficient service staff. The place is bursting of a Sunday morning, brunch being a classic hipster meal, but arriving just a bit ahead of the second wave of hung-over clientele, we lucked out with a pavement... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Nice quality cafe (definitely a step up from a greasy spoon but not too fussy) with cool interior and seats outside on the pavement. Been here many time and consistently good food for reasonable price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Funky café with a good breakfast menu and fairly decent coffee from Allpress. Quick, decent breakfast, although the eggs could have been a touch softer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Nipped yesterday for a full English Breakfast, nice relaxed setting , very busy but service was quick and efficent, The food was excellent , top quality ingredients used made it really good. I highly recommend the place ,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Really good value for money. The bacon and sausages rocked my world but sadly my black Americano saddened me, as did the poached eggs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: upper tollington, London n4, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, British, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?