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The Wrestlers

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Highgate
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1 out of 5 stars
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This is one of the best pubs in Highgate – one of the last remaining indies – looking after diners but never compromising on bar space to fit them in. Here you'll find loyal locals in for a browse of the impressive array of ales or huddling by the roaring fire in winter. The decor is mostly traditional, with a few tartan fabrics in pastel colours draped along the rear wall, presumably to let visitors know they’ve at least thought about modernising. The vibe is cosy, with a big beaten sofa at the front of the pub, although many choose the rear garden for a group get-together over pints. Reflecting the neighbourhood, the clientele is eclectic, from Highgate sixth-formers to older couples and young families. We even spotted local celeb Chris Moyles tucking into a sizeable Sunday roast on our visit. And, as with many gastro-leaning spots in the area, it's the food that packs them in here.

Venue name: The Wrestlers
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Address: 98 North Rd
London
N6 4AA
Transport: Tube: Highgate
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Very poor experience. ‘Roast pork loin’ was grey pale tasteless strips of pork plopped on some microwaved veg topped with a blackened dried out Yorkshire pudding. The only veg option was cauliflower cheese (online menus features two options that sounded nicer), which came with a double helping of very poor double cauliflower cheese, another terrible Yorkshire pudding, a few potatoes and a side of extra cauliflower cheese. I complained that there was no crackling with the pork loin and was given a ramekin with 3 cremated pieces of pork fat. Honestly. I’ve had better roast dinners at school dinners. When we complained they told us there was no one in the kitchen. For somewhere that advertises itself as a gastropub, that seems inexcusable.You

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