Adam & Eve

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Mill Hill East
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Adam & Eve

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.


Venue name: Adam & Eve
Address: The Ridgeway
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
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I visited this pub a few weeks ago to book a surprise birthday for my husband, I was left sitting for nearly an hour when I was told the lady (Sarah Edwards) would be a few minutes, after waiting so long patiently, I then went to the bar and said that she should have respect and courtesy to inform someone that they would be waiting that long as it is rude and left and sent an email to that effect and to say if she could not do so herself she could have passed on a message to me, to receive an email back saying that I was aggressive, and making her feel unsafe and that she would not host a party for me? Obviously she done this to not get pulled up on her behaviour.

I then spoke to her boss David Mortlock, who I was told was the operations manager. I told him of what happened and that he should watch the cctv, which these days usually has audio, that he would see I was far from aggressive and that Sarah is a liar. I was in fact very badly treated by Sarah. He apologised and said he was sorry for how I was treated and that he would be happy for me to still go ahead with the booking that I was pencilled in and that someone else would deal with it, gentleman called Paulo.

I spoke with Paulo a week after that, I checked the details with him, for him to quote me £300 more that I was originally quoted. I said to him that I would speak to David as I find it odd that he was charging £1500 instead of £1200, I said if anything I thought you many have reduced It due to the way I had been treated not put it up?

I spoke with David, and he said £1200 is fine and that he would as curtesy take £50 off which I did not really care about to be honest.

I today receive an email from David ‘the date had been booked out now, as Paulo didn’t know you wanted the date. Sorry for the inconvenience.’

So the Adam and Eve pencil people in, then email them to say that you have given it to someone else a few weeks later and that they were not sure that I wanted to book? even though I spoke with the same person this morning and the email came through at 7.30 this evening.

Also may I add I did not email him, he emailed me this at 7.30 tonight? A bit strange.

The way I was personally treated by this company has been atrocious to say the least! I had been nothing but polite, and I assume the lady didn’t want the function held there after I exposed how she treats their customers.

Also going up to the operations manager didn’t help. This place is awful and I strongly advise against booking any special events with them in case they give the date away, imagine this was for a wake? DO NOT TAKE THE CHANGE. Even if you have it in email like I did!

Beware people!!!!

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.