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St Johns

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Bar, British, Pub, European
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91 Junction Road | Archway, London N19 5QU, England
+44 20 7272 1587
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Never disappointed when making a visit here. By far the best quality of food and drink in this area and great atmosphere and friendly staff and clientele

Thank Derry1969
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here on & off for almost 20 years. Not a regular by any means, perhaps once or twice every year or so. We used to live near here pre-kids. Anyway, after some deliberation we thought we'd come for a meal on the evening of my 48th birthday this weekend and i'm very glad we did. The quality... More 

Thank Martin B
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bunch of us who used to work at the Whittington hospital and live locally met here on a Saturday afternoon recently. Not easy to say this as this place was a firm favorite about 4 years ago. In recent visits the place has dropped it's standards a tad. The tapas menu that we ate from was limited, expensive and... More 

Thank Lukebighand
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105 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is no finer pub at night in Archway than St John's with its tasteful lighting, great seating around the bar and well laid out tables, the exceptional tapas type dishes for bites as well as the delicious scotch egg and the pork scratching, the music that is just the right volume and tempo to liven the night and the... More 

Thank Cyrus P
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been coming to this pub since the mid 90s and it never disappoints. Great pub, friendly and attentive staff and consistently fantastic food which is reasonably priced for its quality. We eat out all over Islington and Hackney but to St John's we always return.....

Thank jessicaaldous
Torino, Italia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We visited the Tavern last night, with some friends. We were celebrating two birthdays, and some of us had been there before and had a lovely experience. Unfortunately, this did not happen last night. We are all in our 25-30s, and we all have experience working in hospitality (3 of us are a sous chef, a chef de partie and... More 

Thank marghina
London, United Kingdom
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476 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We often eat here. Sometimes in the bar area other times at the informal rear dining room. At the last minute we decided to reserve the restaurant for NYE. The atmosphere was jolly without being too excessive. The staff were amazing and attentive. The bouillabaisse was outstanding. The menu was slightly reduced in options but extremely fair priced. Mollie and... More 

5 Thank MollieArchie
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Well, it is not often that the warm welcome and charming service is super supplemented by fabulous food and wine in a great place in NW5. Great Albarinio and Gruner Vertlinger, lovely food, and even better - they love children and dogs, what could be better? I have to say Laura, who remembered my name on the second visit, I... More 

1 Thank GILL G
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We managed to get an early evening slot, which suited us very nicely. Large / spacious dinning room with large tables. We were joined at the other end of ours by another couple and, apart from some good humoured initial banter, we didn't feel the need to engage in any in-depth conversation. All the food was fresh and smelled very... More 

1 Thank Kilinski
Helsingborg, Sweden
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderfully refreshing place! A menu that inspires and takes some time to decide what you should have. A well balanced and nicely priced wine list combined with knowledgeable professional service. Worth a trip away from Central Londons 'must be seen in' places

1 Thank 240IanR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Junction Road | Archway, London N19 5QU, England
  • Public Transportation: Transport links for The St Johns Tavern are as follows: Buses 4 17 41 43 134 143 210 263 271 390 C11 and W5 London Underground: Archway, Northern Line, London Overground: Upper Holloway
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7272 1587
St John���s Tavern is an iconic London pub in Archway that has been lovingly restored at the hands of English Heritage, and a stellar British menu that delights locals and tourists alike. With a theatrical dining room and a cosy front bar serving everything from draught ales and Scotch eggs to ciders and charcuterie ��� this is about as British as it gets. Spacious with high ceilings, the dining room at St John���s Tavern has dark green walls covered with vintage memorabilia and artworks, and the kitchen sources seasonal British produce from local farms and sustainable sources. Everything is made on the premises, and the menu includes everything from roast chicken and fish and chips to jellied pig���s head on toast. The atmosphere here is easy and convivial -in a nutshell it���s as wonderful as the food. Offering an authentic British dining experience in north London, St John���s Tavern is an Archway favourite.

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