Lansdowne 1

90 Gloucester Avenue , London, NW1 8HX

0207 4830 0409

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SquareMeal Review of Lansdowne

It’s now well into its third decade, but the “lovely” Lansdowne is still one of the coolest pubs in the area – you’ll often find Primrose Hill’s celebrity elite sipping summertime pints and fizz at its pavement tables. Even without the jet set, a ridiculously trendy bunch of drinkers fills the cosy, woody frayed-at-the-edges interior, but thankfully pretension is kept in check and there’s generally a friendly vibe. Dreamy bar staff pour glasses of crisp Viognier and G&Ts, while the kitchen works hard churning out “fabulous” homemade pizzas plus “reliable” Med-style dishes from an enticing chalked-up menu. Expect Spanish red pepper stew with a baked duck egg, roast cod and sautéed celeriac with clams, peas and gremolata or wild boar meatballs with tomato ragù and pappardelle followed by some sturdy English puds such as apple and rhubarb crumble with custard In short, a fun-loving, if rather noisy, treat.

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Lansdowne is recommended for

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Sunday Roasts from £14

This offer is available from July 4, 2018 until September 30, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

From: 04 July 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 10

2 Pizzas for £14

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Chalk Farm Tube Station 273m

Camden Town Tube Station 775m

Address

Address: 90 Gloucester Avenue , London NW1 8HX

Area: Regent s Park Camden Town

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-11pm Sat-Sun 10am-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Roundhouse 213m

London Film Makers' Co-Operative 229m

Details

Telephone: 0207 4830 0409

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Cuisine: Gastropub Pizza

Private Dining: 45

4.0

Food & Drink: 3.7

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.3

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Joanna G. platinum reviewer 27 February 2017

This gastropub has been one of our “locals” for over 20 years, and we have gone through periods where we have eaten here regularly and then not for a year or so due to ever changing chef and kitchen staff (I have no idea whether ownership has changed over this time). We decided to pop in a few weekends ago as I fancied a pizza and knew that they had an oven there and have been back again since. The pizzas are pretty decent, and the rest of the food coming out of the kitchen looks good too. If the wait for tables is any indication, it certainly seems to be thriving on weekend lunchtimes full of groups of friends, families, “Sunday football dads and their kids”. It’s back on our weekend lunch list for now.

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 0.0

Camilla R. 05 September 2010

The Landsdowne always had a good reputation for serving fresh, well prepared food with seasonal ingredients but I am sadly to report these days are gone. I went there with a friend for Sunday lunch and we were both hugely disappointed with the food, customer service and general aspect of the place (they had two jars of bloodmary behind the stick ybar ready to be served after the many flies had helped themselves first). I ordered spinach fritters with spicy lentils and my friend ordered the lamb steak with mash potatoes. The presentation of my fritters was quite shocking and it didn't taste good either. Two uncooked oily pancakes with tinned lentils on top of it and some greek salad (!!!) on the side. My friend's lamb seemed much more presentable on top of the mash and a beautiful looking gravy. Sadly, the meat was really tough, over cooked and the gravy was full of vinegar which made the whole thing taste rather sour. I sent my dish back to the kitchen after 2 bites, was offered something else by the waiter but couldn't risk having another badly executed meal and asked for a refund instead just to be told by the manager that it wasn't part of the company policy to offer refunds if the client is not satisfied with the standard of the meal. Great policy!!! I was expecting much more for £9.50. If you are after a decent meal in a pub with good atmosphere, don't bother going there. An insider told me their head chef is leaving looking for “fresh challenges” and the kitchen has been left to under paid trainees. Enough said, the area is full of good options, so look elsewhere but don't waste your time and money there.

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 0.0

John G. 20 July 2010

Once upon a time the Lansdowne was a reliable gastropub. No more. I've visited it twice in the last 3 months with several guests and each meal was a disaster. The food was terrible and took ages to reach the table. Each main dish had the texture of over cooked mush and shared the same “whatisit” over spiced flavour. Have the management and chef changed or just lost interest? I won't be back.

Special offers

Sunday Roasts from £14

From: 04 July 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 10

2 Pizzas for £14

From: 05 July 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 20

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