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#7,934 of 18,401 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
65 Gloucester Avenue | Primrose Hill, London NW1 8JH, England
+44 20 7483 1890
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible20%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
65 Gloucester Avenue | Primrose Hill, London NW1 8JH, England
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I went here for lunch. Food was incredibly poor and most of the staff were just sitting around during lunch service. I had the rib eye steak for my main course. It was tough, dry and overcooked- it was medium well and I had asked...More

1  Thank Joshhunter1989
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Let me start by thanking you for taking the time to leave your feedback, it is honestly appreciated. This is not the impression we wish to leave with any of our guests and for that I offer my apologies. I would greatly appreciate you sending...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I'd never been to this pub before but I'm so glad I popped in! The pub itself is beautiful - so much character and much nicer than some of the boring chain pubs that you see around London. The staff were so friendly and inviting...More

1  Thank Sian E
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

We do like this review!!! Thanks for making The Engineer team smile with your very kind words. I will pass on your feedback to Emma. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, come and say hello! Kind regards, Luke

Reviewed 7 September 2016

A cosy find in the heart of London Town, The Engineer is a perfectly situated pub within a 5 minute walk from Camden Locke. Close enough to still feel part of everything, yet far enough away to feel somewhat secluded from the hustle and bustle....More

Thank GuacaFoley
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Whether you've wandered up from Camden Lock along the Regents Canal, or simply strolled down Primrose Hill, this is a great place to be. A nice & friendly pub to come and chill in the patio garden, have a party, have a relaxed meal with...More

2  Thank Rik M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My Husband and I recently celebrated our Wedding Lunch on Sunday at The Engineer and our experience was over and above our expectations! The food, drinks and service was of an incredibly high standard for a pub and from the moment we stepped in to...More

1  Thank Lucy M
GENERAL MANAger a, Manager at Engineer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Hi Lucy Thank you so much for your wonderful feed back. I really do appreciate it. I am delighted that the whole day went so well. So much so, myself, Marcelo and the team would do it all again! :) I'm so pleased you and...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

All the staff were exceptionally friendly. As we were there at the start of the day and the restaurant was quiet, we were treated to table service. The waitress was even kind enough to let me order a drink off menu. Oh, and the food...More

1  Thank Kit B
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thanks Kit, I will forward your review onto my team. It is always great to hear such a positive review, especially with the team going the extra mile. Thank you for your kind words!!

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this welcoming looking pub whilst on our way to Primrose Hill. We stopped for a drink and were delighted to find such a cosy beer garden at the back. Good quality furniture, lovely plant/shrubs, a great little sun trap with ample shade...More

1  Thank CheshireDancingqueen
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hi CheshireDancingqueen, (love the name!) What a wonderful review, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to write such positive words about my business. Come and say hello next time you visit as I would love to turn your 4 star...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Celbrating the last summer night in the Engineer ourfavourite place.I had a tasty and succulent lamb rumb,my friends got a chicken burger with avocado(really nice) and a classic beef burger. I like this place as they cook the meet on a grill outside in the...More

1  Thank Angelo S
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you, I will pass on your review to our very talkative head chef Marcelo! He will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed his food and company. Regards, Luke

Reviewed 21 August 2016

A once great pub ruined when it was taken over by a chain. Hideous redecoration inside (the bar area is really uncomfortable), iffy (at best) service, diminished cocktail list, over priced and average food. The once great flower displays are now shadows of their former...More

1  Thank atticusfinchLondon
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your visit to The Engineer. Apologies that your experience was so disappointing. I would love to have the opportunity to discuss further how I could improve the business, particularly in regards to the...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Taken by a friend, was my 1st visit. Nice area in the garden with seating. A friendly chef on the BBQ. Came for Sunday lunch. A nice size portion, very tasty. Good for families, couples, even dogs are welcome.

1  Thank Laura C
GENERAL MANAger a, General Manager at Engineer, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thanks Laura! Happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit to The Engineer. Hope to see you again very soon for visit number two.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Gloucester Avenue | Primrose Hill, London NW1 8JH, England
    (Princess Road)
  • Public Transportation: The Engineer is located a short walk from either Chalk Farm or Camden Town underground stations and bus stops.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7483 1890
  • E-mail
The Engineer is a relaxed, informal Primrose Hill pub, specialising in fresh, seasonal food, plus top-drawer beers, wines and spirits and warm, friendly service. We're close to Regent's Park, Lodon Zoo, Camden Market, Regents's Canal and Camden Lock. So you can easily pop in for a spot of lunch or supper, in between enjoying some of North London's best attractions. At The Engineer we have food to suit any social occasion. We change our menu daily to make sure you're getting the freshest ingredients. Whether it's our selection of sharing bar snacks, summer bbqs, Saturday brunch or our pub menu. We have our take on all the pub classics such as fish & chips, sausage & mash, chicken pie or a steak cooked exactly how you like it. And, of course, don't forget our amazing Sunday roasts - served every Sunday from noon. What better way to celebrate the weekend..! Our pretty, secluded garden is one of the best kept secrets in London. With plenty of seating, there's no better spot to while away the hours on a sunny day, with a plate from our seasonal pub menu or a glass of somethings suitably refreshing from our well-stocked bar. Or, if the weather's cooler, our undercover areas and outdoor heating will keep you toasty.
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