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The Queen's

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Primrose Hill
3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Close enough to Primrose Hill to attract hikers and dog walkers, the Queens has re-entered the Young’s fold (the Young’s sign hanging outside remained a constant through the changes in management), with Kronenbourg and Peroni accompanying the signature brews on draught.

Customers at the raised front tables overlooking the street, and in the tartan-tinged back area,

are served by the one narrow strip of bar – when things get busy, the decked outdoor area fills up.

There are great views from the upstairs dining room and terrace, where lunches (Cumberland sausage sandwich, 8oz rump steak) and dinners (fresh oysters, pan-fried salmon) are served.


Venue name: The Queen's
Address: 49 Regent's Park Rd
Opening hours: 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6-10pm Mon-Fri; noon-10pm Sat; noon-8pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Chalk Farm
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Anyone that’s climbed the steep slopes of Primrose Hill will know that upon reaching the peak and feeling as though you’ve conquered the Everest, a pint is in order. The choice of descent is yours. So whether you walk, skip or roll (always a personal fave, The Queens has got your back.

Situated just off the corner of the park’s entrance, it’s conveniently positioned so that you can’t really miss it if approaching the big green hill from Chalk Farm station.

Being in arguably the posh part of town, prices are reasonable considering the postcode. But having said that it’d still tot up if this were your local. And anyone lucky enough to call this a local isn’t probably worrying about the price of their pint. The area isn’t shy of celebs either, so be prepared for the potential celeb shoulder rub.

Having been to The Queens a few times, I’d say their wine menu upstages their food options. The most recent occasion I dined here was purely for a couple of Thursday evening tipples. We ended up ordering food and I went for the pub classic, Bangers and Mash. We were a party of three and it wasn’t particularly busy – but it still took over half an hour for our food to arrive. However when it did, I soon piped down. Having seen truffle fries on another option, I asked whether the chef could do a truffle mash… And boy did they deliver! I’m not sure whether they’re always that slow when it comes to food, but they have enough wine and spirits to see you through the wait.

You’re spoilt for choice of pubs in this area, but The Queens is definitely up there with one of the best. If you can get a group of mates together on a Monday night, it’s the weekly pub quiz. And let’s just say the inhabitants of Primrose Hill are a rather intellectual bunch – so bring your thinking caps. 

Complained about my almost completely uncooked roast beef lunch - even the Yorkshire pudding was still a lump of stolid batter- and really they could not have been less interested. Avoid.

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