The North London Tavern

375 Kilburn High Road , London, NW6 7QB

SquareMeal Review of The North London Tavern

Kilburn residents would go hungry without their North London Tavern. It really is one of the few places of culinary note in the vicinity. With high ceilings, dangling chandeliers, cask ales & fashionably old-school furnishings, this thoroughly chilled hang-out eschews anything too fancy. The debonair dining room – presided over by a skylight & staffed by a relaxed team – doesn’t do fuss either. Starters cost around £7, which is pretty decent for a perfectly tasty duck liver & pistachio terrine with apple & cinnamon chutney. Mains (mostly under £15) include chipotle-glazed pork belly, & pan-fried sea bream with roasted cauliflower & curry dressing. Round off the evening with a delicious gingerbread mousse with rhubarb compote. The first-floor function room (available for hire) hosts Sunday jazz, Monday quizzes & regular comedy nights.


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The North London Tavern Location

375 Kilburn High Road , London NW6 7QB

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm (Thurs -12M Fri-Sat -1am Sun -11pm)

The North London Tavern's Reviews


Food & Drink: 7.0


Service: 8.0


Atmosphere: 7.5


Value: 7.0


Food + drink: 2

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 2

Platinum Reviewer
24 October 2011

I didnt have the same positive experience with the North London tavern. I've been there twice as its near home however both times the dining hall has been near empty. When i went the first time, i simply had the steak and a variety of salads as a side. My steak was ok but my broccoli was completely raw, i struggled to bite into it as the stalks were so tough. Puddings were ok, though i just had ice cream so you cant really go wrong. The menu's look intensive and expensive but after this experience, i didnt want to risk wasting my money on anything else. My second time was just for drinks, and i unfortunately sat in the area near the dining area and loos and it stunk! It was disgusting – the loos had no toilet paper and just werent clean enough. This put me off completely. Its a shame because id hope Kilburn is getting better but i think there is definitely a need for decent gastropubby places in the area – this place just needs to work hard on improving itself. My advice – go for drinks only, sit on the left hand side of the pub and avoid the loos!


Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

26 April 2010

The food was superb excellent quality of meat and vegetables as well as excellent service. Highly recommend

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