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St Johns

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Bar, British, Pub, European
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91 Junction Road | Archway, London N19 5QU, England
+44 20 7272 1587
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Watermelon & Feta £6.00, with even Gazpacho £6.00?! Jeez, we're talking about stale bread, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, onions and garlic here. Then fish & chips £14.75?! Really? How do you justify these fat prices, do you garnish your dishes with unicorn's blood perhaps? Only worse than their prices is actually accepting this evil game and paying them. The place inside... More 

Thank Luka B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited for dinner with my wife - a really interesting, cool (I mean, temperature - if it was 'cool in any other respect, I wouldn't have been there, or been allowed in!) dining room opening out onto a little garden at the back, perfect for a warm summer evening. Service was friendly, unobtrusive and efficient, food was really spot-on, very... More 

Thank BM1971
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cheery and busy place, far bigger on the inside than it appears. There's a spacious dining room with a blackboard menu - not cheap but interesting and the service was very good. It's my second visit. The big dining room is suitable if you want less noise than the crowded bar area.

Thank Jes65
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been before just for drinks so decided to try Sunday lunch. My friend had the pork roast dinner and I had Gorgonzola risotto with chicken. Dessert we chose apple & quince crumble with custard, I asked for extra custard, for which we were not charged. All I can say is it was all delicious. All the staff are really... More 

Thank Judy3good
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Booked this for lunch based on the great reviews. Service was awful, food average. Staff not even surprised when we asked to lower the service charge. Two hours for lunch and 1 drink, other food/drinks though ordered simply never arrived. Very disappointing.

Thank Lorna4284
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Food here is fairly typical gastropub london food and prices reflect this. The problem is the service. Very very slow, took 2 hours to have a main and one drink. Second drink ordered never arrived and then some items were on our bill. Poor. Avoid - can get food as good in many other places and have a 3 course... More 

1 Thank PSMITH86
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236 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

We ate dinner in the dinning room (not the bar) and if you want to have any chance of hearing yourself think this is the best option. The room is large and the ceiling high but there is nothing to absorb sound and even the dining room was noisy. The noise in the bar was deafening. All three of us... More 

1 Thank NSMKMelbourne
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

If you want an above average place to eat full of educated types including young families then St John's is the Gastro pub/restaurant for you. Sunday's are busy so you should book in advance. There is a wide range of food available on the large chalk boards. They display the regular roasts and other delicious meals. I have been a... More 

1 Thank Laura B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed when making a visit here. By far the best quality of food and drink in this area and great atmosphere and friendly staff and clientele

2 Thank Derry1969
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I've been coming here on & off for almost 20 years. Not a regular by any means, perhaps once or twice every year or so. We used to live near here pre-kids. Anyway, after some deliberation we thought we'd come for a meal on the evening of my 48th birthday this weekend and i'm very glad we did. The quality... More 

2 Thank Martin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Junction Road | Archway, London N19 5QU, England
  • Public Transportation: Transport links for The St Johns Tavern are as follows: Buses 4 17 41 43 134 143 210 263 271 390 C11 and W5 London Underground: Archway, Northern Line, London Overground: Upper Holloway
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7272 1587
St John���s Tavern is an iconic London pub in Archway that has been lovingly restored at the hands of English Heritage, and a stellar British menu that delights locals and tourists alike. With a theatrical dining room and a cosy front bar serving everything from draught ales and Scotch eggs to ciders and charcuterie ��� this is about as British as it gets. Spacious with high ceilings, the dining room at St John���s Tavern has dark green walls covered with vintage memorabilia and artworks, and the kitchen sources seasonal British produce from local farms and sustainable sources. Everything is made on the premises, and the menu includes everything from roast chicken and fish and chips to jellied pig���s head on toast. The atmosphere here is easy and convivial -in a nutshell it���s as wonderful as the food. Offering an authentic British dining experience in north London, St John���s Tavern is an Archway favourite.

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