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With animal heads on its walls (nothing endangered, mind) and a bucolic finish, The Bull & Last has the feel of a country pub in the big city. The ground-floor bar can generate quite a buzz at busy times, so diners might prefer heading up the stairs to the (relative) poshness of the restaurant, where there’s more room to kick back and take in the menu. Some appealing nourishment is on the cards, treading a line between hearty rusticity and metropolitan refinement. The charcuterie and fish boards offer sharing possibilities, or you could keep scallop ceviche all to yourself. Steak and chips or fish and chips crank up the comfort factor, with the likes of rump of English lamb with Jerusalem artichoke purée and lamb pastilla, and a dessert of black fig Tatin, revealing the culinary chops of the kitchen. London’s microbreweries get a good outing at the pumps.


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Bull & Last

168 Highgate Road ,London NW5 1QS

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Perfect pub by the heath!

by   gold reviewer (41)

Dec 2015

Only had the starters as we wanted a light meal but will be back soon for a proper complete meal! jeruselam artichoke soup - delicious rich and warming soup goes well with the cheesy croquette. I had it as a starter but it could do well as a light snack. seafood platter - not only a pretty sight but the spread of salad, mousse, fried and cured mixture was delightful. terrine - sublime! Full of textures and flavours. It was very good but do find it a little pricey.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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Bull & Last

168 Highgate Road ,London NW5 1QS

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Aug 2014

I am a very lazy reviewer, not writing outstanding reviews where they are due, and not highlighting the negatives in certain restaurants to warn potential future customers from the horrors I have experienced, but the Bull & Last horror was so bad, I simply cannot let this one slide! Just to draw-up some context, myself and my partner are real foodies, we love discovering and trying new places, these span from Michelin-starred restaurants right down to the takeaway food trucks, the only requirement...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 1

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Bull & Last

168 Highgate Road ,London NW5 1QS

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Overrated

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Nov 2013

Used to be pleasant but now seems to be trading off its name, rather than delivering good food with friendly service. There are now plenty of good gastropubs, and the Bull & last is just not delivering to same standards.. It's certainly not worth making a trip for. And tip for staff: if a customer waits 40 mins for food to come and asks why it's taking so long, the correct response is not “it hasn't been that long, we're very busy”.

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 3

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168 Highgate Road ,London NW5 1QS

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by   platinum reviewer (85)

Jun 2012

Saturday night at the Bull and Last is busy and noisy, with a mix of people going in for dinner or just a pint. It's definitely a pub, the wood floors, tables, walls and ceiling being well worn and shabby, in a good way. The brief menu of gastro pub standards includes battered fish and chips, with some other stuff we thought more interesting. There's a strong emphasis on seasonal produce, and we had asparagus with crispy egg, and pea salad with pea fritters to start, followed by confit of duck,...

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Lynn W.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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168 Highgate Road ,London NW5 1QS

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by   (4)

May 2012

Service was exceptional – friendly, knowledgeable, efficient. Food was really tasty & of a high quality. Unfortunately the upstairs restaurant wasnt full on the Bank Hol Saturday but stiill had enough buzzy atmosphere; the pub downstairs was very busy. Will definitely go back & so glad that had finally managed to try it out!

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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168 Highgate Road ,London NW5 1QS

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Mar 2012

We chose this restaurant because you listed it as best in North West London! Really surprised when we tried the food. So so disappointing. The starter – a pumpkin ravioli – was lovely and got our hopes up. But the mains – 2 steaks but not called steaks because that would have been too simple – were ordinary. Really ordinary. Salad out of a bag and chips that were supposed to be ‘thrice cooked’ but were horrible. They had a taste of something other than pure potato – dripping maybe? Or a thrice-cooked...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 4

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168 Highgate Road ,London NW5 1QS

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by   platinum reviewer (77)

Mar 2010

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Stunning food – my chicken liver pate was melt in the mouth, my roast was delicious (though bathed in too much gravy) and my ferrero rocher ice cream was utter bliss. Place was packed out plus a party upstairs so expect to book. Food was beautfiul though despite the slow service (almost 45min for my main to arrive!). I still prefer the Junction up the road for mains but for everything else, the Bull & Last hits the mark!

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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by   platinum reviewer (65)

Oct 2009

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Editor's pick Well if Giles Coren, who lives down the road by the way, says it’s good you'd be a mug to not check it out. The ‘famous crab toast’ is indeed gobsmackingly good, totally reliant on the quality of ingredients which are first class. The menu is small and sometimes doesn't cater for those wanting something other than a meat pie, offal or a cut of meat that you have to look up. The service is not only very efficient, staff are accommodating, warm, friendly and knowledgeable, very few restaurants have...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Essential Details for Bull & Last

  • Cuisine: Gastropub
  • Area: Kentish Town
  • Price: £44.00
  • Wine: £18.00
  • Champagne: £47.00
  • Private Dining: 12,60

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