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Friends Restaurant

11 High Street, Pinner HA5 5PJ, England
+44 20 8866 0286
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
11 High Street, Pinner HA5 5PJ, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Local gem
"The staff were welcoming and attentive throughout."
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2. Double amazing
"Had a delicious meal here, everything was excellent"
George W
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3. Superb set lunch
"wonderful intimate experience"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time for a birthday meal on a Sunday. The 3 course set menu is great value for money. I really enjoyed my starter and my main - the lamb - was delicious. Sadly the dessert (toffee pudding)was a little bland...More

3  Thank HelsMarg
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

My experience of restaurants on a Valentines evening has typically been disappointing. The restaurant will charge an extortionate amount and the quality of the food has always seemed lower than normal. The staff always seem rushed and eager to turn the table for the next...More

6  Thank Marc M
Faisal A, Owner at Friends Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you at Friends on a regular basis.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I used to go to Friends regularly, and went there with my wife for the first time since it was taken over The service was good, however the food was not quite the same. It lacked the sharpness and flavour it used to have with...More

Thank Ajay S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful meal from the Sunday set menu. Beautiful food and wine, great attention to detail and very attentive staff. Would definitely recommend.

2  Thank Visitor1812
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful family celebration at Friends last weekend. From our initial warm meeting with Maria (front of house) to our delicious lunch on the day, we have nothing but praise for the team at Friends. Maria was exceptional in helping us plan our...More

3  Thank AZH_and_friends
Reviewed 1 week ago

We do not go enough to Friends. We have always enjoyed the food and service and were saddened when Terry the owner/chef announced he was stepping back. We have just been on a Friday night . Sadly the restaurant was not full however the meal...More

1  Thank simongPinner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m going to keep this one short & sweet because I don’t do negative reviews really. I had previously worked in Pinner & had been dying to go to this restaurant for ages. I’d heard great things about it & as a foodie I had...More

1  Thank Shevvypie
Faisal A, Owner at Friends Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is the second review your party has left about the same lunch visit. That in itself is unkind. We have responded in detail to your first review. It is unfortunate you decided to put in another negative review rather than call to discuss your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service as always at Friends. Lovely cosy quaint restaurant and food superb. An excellent meal to round off a lovely day in town at the theatre for my mums 80th birthday.

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to friends since it has been taken over. From the outset the staff were smiling welcoming and could not have made us feel more comfortable and relaxed, nothing was too much trouble and they were attentive but not intrusive. The...More

2  Thank PooseyandBoo1974
Faisal A, Owner at Friends Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We have tried to keep what made Friends under Terry so special and gently improve the other bits! Thank you for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I’ve felt compelled to write a review. My friend and I visited Friends last week... such a pretty little independent restaurant hidden amongst the regular chains. From the moment we entered and left the hustle and bustle outside we started...More

1  Thank Rana S
Faisal A, Owner at Friends Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Am so glad you found us! Yes we are very, very different to the chains around us. Stelian and his team make everything from scratch with love and dedication. We work hard to ensure that we cater for as many dietary requirement as possible. Pleased...More

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Questions & Answers
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Faisal A | Property representative |
Thanks for the question. Our menus change regularly as we only select the freshest seasonal ingredients.
August 10, 2017|
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Response from AllenB688 | Reviewed this property |
What is the question?
July 12, 2017|
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Response from Terry F | Property representative |
Sometimes the wrong impression is given by some web sites. We take last orders at 9, and close when the last customer has left. We are not a late night restaurant and weekdays people have mostly left by then (of their own... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$28 - $85
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 High Street, Pinner HA5 5PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Pinner
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8866 0286
  • E-mail
Welcome to Friends, we are Pinner’s landmark AA Rosette restaurant. We believe that our dishes should be created from the finest, seasonal and where possible, local ingredients. Our food and our service are a reflection of our passion for quality and excellence. Friends is nestled in a 500 year old Tudor building on historic Pinner High Street. Our house may be old but our culinary heart is very much of today. We serve the very best of British and French cuisine. Friends was founded over 25 years ago by Savoy trained, Chef Patron, Terry Farr. Today Terry’s partner Stelian Scripcariu is Head Chef of Friends. Stelian has over 10 years experience and has worked at the Dorchester Hotel, Gordon Ramsay (Maze) and Bearnard Louiseau's Group. Chef Stelian continues the standards of excellence laid down by Terry.
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