The Bohemia

Bars and pubs North Finchley
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In June 2014 we re-opened this magnificent building in the heart of North Finchley as the second London Brewing Company brewpub. Our mission is to provide a great beer and food experience alongside regular events to keep you coming back for more.
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Venue name: The Bohemia
Address: 762-764 High Rd
N12 9QH
Transport: Tube: Woodside Park
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I love the Bohemia and, luckily for me, its fairly local so I get to enjoy it on a regular basis whether I'm popping in for a sharing board or pigging out on Wings Wednesday, I've never been disappointed. 

Wings Wednesday is a wonderful thing - 10 baked or fried buffalo wings with your choice of sauce & dips for just £5 every Wednesday. And, what's even better is every week they do a special flavour, although I do find it quite hard to tear myself away from the buffalo crispy fried with hot sauce and a cooling, smooth and creamy blue cheese dip. If you're looking for elegant food I would avoid as this is get-your-hands-messy, cover-your-face-in-sauce food. Wet wipes and several napkins will be needed. 

On the side I'd advice the curly fries - always crisp and fluffy with great flavour thanks to a healthy coating of seasoning. 

I can wholeheartedly recommend the soft shell crab burger as well - a light batter coats beautifully sweet crab meat before being sandwiched between a bun and served with a slightly tangy tartar sauce. What could be better? 

And, the cherry on the cake? The Bohemia welcome my four-legged friend, meaning lots of wagging tails and smiling faces all round. 

I love the Bohemia and I hope I never have a bad experience there.

Having read all the reviews on here praising the food, I was rudely awoken from my gourmet dream to the reality of this pub's food. It's one thing to have frozen chicken on display in the kitchen ready to be defrosted, it's another for the food to taste worse than the average sandwich I could make at 5% of the price. The 'famous wings' are dreadfully small, perhaps the reason they are not specified as being from a chicken is because they are from sparrows. At a minimum of 75p per wing one would expect something above the standard of high street chicken shops. Unfortunately they fall far short of even that - if KFC is Usain Bolt, the Bohemia is a kid with no legs. The Bohemia is so far down in a league of its own that I am shocked at how many people praise their quality of food. Frankly the only time I have ever regretted eating a restaurant or pub meal, they must have a special ability that can make chicken wings taste bad. To replicate their wing recipe take a sparrow's wing, dip it in vinegar until soggy and serve. Yes, the atmosphere is nice but nothing could make up for that food. The reason why I'm angry is not just because of the wings but because it is approx £15 per head when a better meal is sitting in a supermarket fridge in the form of a microwaveable burger.


When did North Finchley become hip?! A trip to The Bohemia serves as a pub lunch destination and brewery tour rolled into one. At the back of the warehouse style building sit the brewery tanks housing the craft beers from the London Brewing Co. Despite its open feel, they have managed to bring a cosy feel to the pub, comfy sofas and board games make it a great place to while away a Sunday afternoon with some great live music as your soundtrack. The beers we really good, I recommend their own brew IPA. We didn't eat, but the menu looked good and I'd like to check it out again sometime. The staff are really friendly and even brought us a bowl of free popcorn. Great drinking hole and lovely to see an independent becoming a mainstay of the high street in this north London suburb.

It's got a great environment and has a great feel. Some of the staff are truly impressive from when I went before, but actually, one member was awful and we bought some coffees and they were stale, rancid and made me feel like vomiting. My friend even had stomach problems after. I think the main problem is that after the first two sips I knew it was bad and so, I had it taken back to the staff - man in black top - grizzly half shaven glastonbury look, and he wasn't taking any of it. He didn't taste it and just said that there was no problem with it. I worked in coffee shops and so does my friend. She drinks 10 coffees a day and I have the experience from my job. We know what a good coffee is as we have had it from there before. Anyway, they didn't refund us, say sorry or anything and so, all I can say is that this place has good reviews, but this man ruined our evening. I traveled from South London to meet my friends here. I hope that no one goes here as a result of this awful experience.