Rub Diner


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Finsbury Park

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  • Address:

    Rub Diner 121 Stroud Road
    N4 3PX

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Rub Diner was, well, a pretty rubbish dining experience. That cheap pun about sums up the amount of effort I'm going to put into this such was our disappointment in this place.

Turned up with hangovers that were in dire need of satisfying, belly-stuffing grub and left feeling sadder and more depleted than when we arrived. 

Here's why:

Overcooked, tasteless burgers

Mac n cheese + pulled pork = total fail of a dish

Zero atmosphere/vibe in the diner

Diner-style food works because it's simple. These guys don't even get the basics right yet.

Hopefully they'll sort it out in the coming months once they find their feet.

Shayan  S

The restaurant has the vibe of somewhere trying to take off and trying to build on a lot. This is a relatively new place and changes are happening but it is good to see and I just hope they don't get ahead of themselves and instead focus on good food and a service to match.

In terms of value for money, this place delivers; the service was friendly but a bit all over the place but I can only see improvements happening. The food was good value and very satisfactory. I wouldn't go too much beyond that in terms of praise but I enjoyed my Bacon Mac, which was crispy on top and had creamy cheese running throughout the delicate macaroni. I would have preferred slightly bigger pieces of bacon, however it fulfilled its job of being cheesy and went some way to curing my hangover.

The Pulled Pork was served on a brioche and also can come with rice. This was tasty and the BBQ sauce gave it an extra zing but was a bit dry. Usually by smoking it for eight hours it should be juicy and therefore it shouldn't be dry. The brioche was a great touch and helped the dish and gave it a special touch. An extra mention will go to what my brother ordered- which was the Rub platter which consisted of Pulled Pork, Chicken Wings, Onion Rings, Chips and Coleslaw. there should have also been ribs but they had run out which was disappointing as ribs were one of the main attractions. At £20 it was value and he did seem happy with his choice. He wasn't over the moon but it did the trick and I agree.