The North London Tavern

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Step inside the North London Tavern and you’ll discover the bedrock of Kilburn’s local creative community, a neighbourhood local with live jazz, film nights and poetry events.

The dining room features a fresh, seasonal menu with daily changing cask ales & international wines.

We love the relaxed atmosphere at the North London Tavern, and the décor is a chic mix of chandeliers, old leather Chesterfield sofas and an old wood-panelled bar.

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viptiffytours
London
37 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An excellent meal and great bottle of wine. Look forward to going back when we are allowed to do so!

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KeithL
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub and great food also good selection of beers

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LesleyH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous old traditional pub with great atmosphere. Separate dining room means noise levels aren’t too bad for a chat over a meal
January meal deal great value tho vegan burger was a bit small!
Friendly helpful staff

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EmDee
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pub food. Slightly understaffed - the waitress worked hard but needs more than one person. Enjoyed.

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D3Ntt
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A proper great pub!

Friendly staff and excellent food.

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Barsac
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice people, nice food, good wine list. The best pub on the Kilburn High Road.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I liked the feel and ambience of the place, staff were friendly and service was great. We tried the Sunday roasts and were not disappointed. Would suggest that the food could be hotter.
We will return when in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service is amazing, you do feel like a valued customer. Our stake sandwich were ok. It’s a very comfortable place to catch up with friends

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Drinks were nice however food was a let down. Arrived for Sunday roast at 2pm and only one vegetarian roast left. Chicken was dry and roast potatoes and yorkshire pudding poorly cooked.

Service was rather slow - would not rush back

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ADRIANF
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Gone downhill
Used to be my local 5 years ago
Food boring no taste and limited menu
Not value for money
Shame used to be great

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SandrineK
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a meal on Saturday 10/08/19 at 7:30pm, we are regulars customers to the North London Tarvern and weren't disappointed as usual. The food was amazing and the wine (picpoul de Pinet) excellent, the dessert beautifully made.
We were served by Isabella who was a delight to talk to. She was very efficient, proactive, friendly and professional.
She was a true brand ambassador for the North London Tarvern.

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TaniyaJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was average-nothing to write home about. Unfortunately the ladies toilets absolutely stank-serious plumbing issues

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kilmisp
London
38 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The table we’d organised via OpenTable was not reserved (not sure where the breakdown in technology was) but there was plenty of space so not a big problem. The waitress appeared stressed, and the service at the table was somewhat lacking, but we were later told that there was a big private party who had overrun their stay, so they were a bit understaffed. Nice food, and friendly bar staff. As an aside, the toilets could do with refurbishing.

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IsabelleP
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunches. Good food all round and great for a pre-Wembley lunch.

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vipTop2Diner
London
30 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable Sunday lunch at a local pub conveniently situated to Kilburn. We went home fully replete!

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Afromuncha
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot with fantastic food and equally as fantastic prices and service. Been here several times before and will likely visit several times more in the future.

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LisaA
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars from the pub & this time we came especially for the Fish & Chips (with my partner we had the vegan one & my friends the normal one). No one was disappointed, we enjoyed our evening. Thank you so much to the lovely lady who served us - she just started that day and we forgot to ask for her name to mention it here =)

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HenryP
London
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, full of football fans on the day in question. Not complaining, I was one of them!

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JocelynO
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had lunch here on Saturday en route to Wembley stadium as it was handy for Kilburn station (Jubilee line) and we wanted to avoid the crowds around Wembley park! The dining area was in a pleasant, high ceilinged room and we were warmly welcomed on arrival. Food took a while to materialise, but when it did, it was delicious and obviously all freshly cooked. The flat iron chicken with wild mushrooms was particularly nice. Would highly recommend if you're not in a hurry

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Scott
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this pub. The staff are friendly, the beer is good and they do amazing Sunday roasts!

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UKJW
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great atmosphere and good beer.
Food was average for the price.

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vipLeeM
London
49 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Remarkably good food considering its location in Kilburn. Nice dining room and very attentive service. Food was tasty and well-prepared. Several vegan options too. Quick service if you are visiting the Kiln Theatre for a show.

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YKNY
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Very disappointed with menu no vegetarian or healthy options salads?? - Fried food & chips with everything. Ghastly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

I can't believe that we were charge £15.00 in service charge, all the staff did was bring three plates of food and four drinks. If you can not afford to paid your staff correctly then it should be self services. I will not be going there again.

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LouiseK
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This used to be a fabulous gastropub. When I went the other day, I couldn't understand why it was so quite - for a while. The service was pretty poor and the food was average. For the high value of the meal, this made it very poor value. Better to go to the meditarranean restaurant a few doors down - far cheaper and better food!

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Outoftowner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent standard pubfare

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Goldf1nger
London
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Strangely quiet for Friday night so atmosphere not as buzzy as we were expecting. I had been here several times previously over a decade ago and the Menu was more limited than I remember from visiting in the past and the food was ok but nothing memorable.

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SueB
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited from Hertfordshire to attend Tall Tales evening on Nov. 27th. Ate in comfort in the restaurant and one of us enjoyed a steak, cooked superbly to order and the other enjoyed the butterflied boneless poussin which again was suitably cooked and delicious. The bottle of wine we ordered was also very palatable indeed. The staff were great and the whole experience set us up well for the remarkable performances in the room upstairs afterwards.

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Ultonia
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too expensive for what it was. We had chicken burger and fish cakes with chips, a glass of red and a coke. £42. Food was fine but not outstanding.

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Dalmaine
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great spot for a pub quiz with good food and good atmosphere

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LisaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating both my birthday and my dad's birthday, we had a really nice service and loved the food too ! thanks a lot!

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AlexG
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, excellent wine and quiet atmosphere on the dining side of the pub. Beautiful venue.

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Jordy
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Was quite unfortunate - though the food was decent the staff were all over the place (and it want busy at all). They forgot to put in one of our orders so one had to wait while they did a whole roast for her. Our sticky toffee puddings arrived cold. We complained and they forgot to reduce our bill and charged service! We had to ask again about a reduction to the bill and they only took off a minimal amount. They were nice and the food was tasty when we finally got it. Could have just been an off day but wasn’t great!

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SarahOG
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my visit, food, drinks and service was all fab!

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OpenTable Diner
London
45 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This review is actually for a larger booking for my 50th birthday party, which was booked and organised direct with the North London Tavern. As a regular to the venue I knew that they would do a good job but I was blown away by the result. From the ease of organising a large celebration to the fabulous and very special food, and the flawless implementation of the evening I cannot recommend highly enough. The team are very friendly, helpful and accommodating, and the chef did a fabulous job. Thank you for making this a very memorable special birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
London
45 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took some friends for a Sunday lunch and the North London Tavern has some new fans! Delicious food, friendly helpful staff and lovely pub.

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newtotown
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, fish and chips amazing

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

One of my favorite pubs, and the food is usually very good as well. Recently the menu seems to have been reduced somewhat, and the dishes less adventurous than I recall, but there is still a good selection of well cooked food available. The pub itself and the dining area are very pleasant, and the service was, as usual, friendly and attentive. The only slight fly in the ointment on this occasion was that -in addition to TVs in the bar area- they had erected a huge projection screen in the dining area for the football. I like football, and I appreciate this is just a temporary arrangement for the World Cup, but I go into a restaurant to eat and talk to companions, not be distracted by an enormous screen flickering away in the background - also diners near the screen are being ogled by the viewers which must be a bit off-putting. I will definitely be going back however as it's a great venue.

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Debbtee
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We’ve been going to the North London Tavern restaurant since it opened maybe 12 years ago or more
It’s a lovely neighbourhood pub and we’ve had some very nice food there.
What lets it down time after time is the service
They never have enough waiting staff, and on our most recent visit it took about 40 mins to get our food - and the restaurant was not particularly busy
Our waitress Xenia was excellent but she could have done with some assistance
The food was good, not haute cuisine but good modern gastro pub grub
But as before we were on the verge of walking out as it took so long to get our dinner
The NLT could be great but they need to invest in more staff

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EricH
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfectly reasonable - relaxed and efficient - good friendly service - food above pub food average. We went at 6pm when the pub is obviously quite noisy - didn't bother us, might bother some.

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The North London Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The North London Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7625 6634.

The North London Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

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