The apple of Mill Hill’s eye, this elegant Edwardian pub features all the hallmarks of a classic gastropub conversion (grey-painted wood panelling, slouchy sofas, Tom Dixon lights) but throws in a Pizza East-style bistro extension and a large rear garden filled with generously proportioned tables. Monday night is curry night, Tuesdays feature 2-4-1 mains, while Fridays are for ‘fish and fizz’. Yet there’s a sense Adam and Eve is trying too hard to be all things to all people. We were offered a lengthy pizza menu, a printed list of specials and a sizeable à la carte with everything from charcuterie platters to slow-roast pork belly with mash and seasonal greens. Better to offer less and cook it better. Sea bass fillet came with yellowing broccoli, and the sad small burger was overdone, though the chips and pizza bread were good. We like the frosty tankards of real ales such as Butcombe Bitter, the friendly wine list and impressive choice of premium spirits – so, it seems, do the stylishly dressed couples frequenting the place. Service on our busy Thursday night visit was embarrassingly chaotic thanks to a lack of staff, though eventually more appeared and things improved.
Adam & Eve
|Venue name:||Adam & Eve||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-midnight Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri; noon-5pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-10pm daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Mill Hill East tube then bus 240|
|Price:||Main courses £10.95-£20. Set lunch (Sun) £20 3 courses|
Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
Excellent venue. Have been many times, and seems to get better and better. Menu is great and service friendly and efficient. Ales are well kept and change regularly. Also seem to run all sorts of bits and bobs - comedy, music, etc etc which is great if you live round here, as North London can be a bit sparce when it comes to things to do... Overall a lovely place.
Really enjoyed the meal, ambiance and service! The staff there are great!! We were here last week, came this week and will be back next week!
I recently visited the Adam & Eve for a business meeting and was extremely impressed by the atmosphere, the food and above all the way in which the staff were very hospitable, taking into account our need for privacy too. I would strongly recommend the Adam & Eve to anybody for a business meeting or a romatic one!
I visited the Adam & Eve on 23/09/12 and had a great experience. It was the first time I had been there in a few years and I couldn’t believe how much it had changed for the better. My partner and I both had a roast, it was good value for money and very tasty. The atmosphere is really nice and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the service was excellent.
About 6 months ago I walked out of this pub but someone has really pulled it together. It offers everything - cosy, slouchy couches and low coffee tables, upright tables for eating, a well stocked and attractive bar and a large, comfortable beer garden. All the food I have had (over about 6 visits) has been very tasty and beautifully presented. It's all cooked fresh so can take a while but mostly well worth the wait. The staff is charming and willing, though some a little under trained and the coffee is the best in this part of town! It's a lovely place with lots of character and charm and really good to have as a local.
At last viewing the pub appeared to have dropped most of its menu in favour of pizza. Following this they featured in the national media as serving pizza with the highest content of salt recorded.