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Engineer

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65 Gloucester Avenue | Primrose Hill, London NW1 8JH, England (Princess Road)
442074831890
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Hampshire UK
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oxford dictionary definition of a gastro pub is A pub that specializes in serving high-quality food , but after our recent visit for lunch on route for an evening at London Zoo this definition does certainly not apply to The Engineer. I think this was without doubt the worst pub meal we have experienced, the service was non existent... More 

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Thank rodneyHampshireUK
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was their last chance and they came up trumps, (pardon the word) We used to come to The Engineer and then it was sold and changed and ... would we never go again? But why not try for one more lunch? We want to like it again. It is so close to home. And today it was perfect. What... More 

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Thank Aggie M
London
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a group of friends meet for dinner some weeks ago and we were disappointed with the service and some of the dishes. I gave the manager Luke feedback and mentioned that I wasn't looking for a free meal, it was just information for the pub to consider. He insisted that we return for a complimentary meal and a... More 

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Thank boysfromlondon
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful evening at the Engineer! I would recommend the scotch egg, my personal favourite. Staff were friendly as always. I will be back again soon!

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1 Thank caranelson
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review :) We're glad you love our scotch eggs, we're so proud of them! See you at The Engineer again soon. The friendly Engineer team More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friends went there for dinner. We had lamb rump,steaks,lamb shoulder. Very succulent dishes and i was impressed by the fact that the actual cheff came around asking us how was the food. The beers were nice as well with a good selection. I defenetely reccomend this place

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1 Thank Angelo S
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this review

Hi Angelo. Great to hear that you and your friends loved the food and the chef :) We just can't keep him in the kitchen! Thanks for recommending us, we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice dinner, ox cheek and slow lamb outstanding. friendly staff, wonderful chef and delicious desserts to round off the evening. Relaxed, local atmosphere, will definitely be back.

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1 Thank Guy W
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this review

Hi Guy. Our aim is to be the best local pub and it looks like you think we've nailed it! Thanks for the review, we're glad you had a great time :) See you very soon we hope More 

London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good atmosphere with smiling helpful staff. Just what one needs to escape the challenges of the day. Menu is interesting with unusual items like smoked sardines and braised ox cheek. I would recommend going for some of these. The steaks were just about ok as the meat quality was not great. Desserts were pretty good. You have to order... More 

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1 Thank vic_levy
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this review

Hi Vic. Thanks for the feedback, we love to hear from our guests! Great to know you loved our food and our team. You comments about the steak quality will be brought to the attention of the supplier and passed onto our food development team at head office. We always want to improve :) We understand that ordering at the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has an amazing range of bottled beers ranging from weak to very strong!!! (7% and higher) bartenders and very friendly and helpful showing me the food menu and even offering their favourites. The chicken and ham pie is to die for! Will visit again!

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1 Thank Samuel S
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this review

Hi Samuel. Thank you for your great review, glad to hear that you love our beers and pie as much as we do! See you again soon :) Team Engineer More 

Guadalajara, Mexico
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walking alongside the Camden canal, it will be less than 10 minutes from Camden Market. Quite a change of pace. This is quiet, neighbourly and clean. Good pub food.

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1 Thank Horacio N
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. After the madness of Camden, we are undoubtedly a little more relaxing! Hope to see you again soon. Regards. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub with an excellent garden area. Spent a very nice Sunday afternoon here with fabulous food and drink and superb staff who couldn't do enough for us.

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1 Thank Akcar81
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this review

Thank you for such a kind review, hopefully this British weather will improve and ensure you get to spend many more Sunday afternoon's in our beer garden! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Gloucester Avenue | Primrose Hill, London NW1 8JH, England
    (Princess Road)
  • Public Transportation: The Engineer is located a short walk from either Chalk Farm or Camden Town underground stations and bus stops.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 442074831890
Description
The Engineer is a relaxed, informal Primrose Hill pub, specialising in fresh, seasonal food, plus top-drawer beers, wines and spirits and warm, friendly service. We're close to Regent's Park, Lodon Zoo, Camden Market, Regents's Canal and Camden Lock. So you can easily pop in for a spot of lunch or supper, in between enjoying some of North London's best attractions. At The Engineer we have food to suit any social occasion. We change our menu daily to make sure you're getting the freshest ingredients. Whether it's our selection of sharing bar snacks, summer bbqs, Saturday brunch or our pub menu. We have our take on all the pub classics such as fish & chips, sausage & mash, chicken pie or a steak cooked exactly how you like it. And, of course, don't forget our amazing Sunday roasts - served every Sunday from noon. What better way to celebrate the weekend..! Our pretty, secluded garden is one of the best kept secrets in London. With plenty of seating, there's no better spot to while away the hours on a sunny day, with a plate from our seasonal pub menu or a glass of somethings suitably refreshing from our well-stocked bar. Or, if the weather's cooler, our undercover areas and outdoor heating will keep you toasty.

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