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Bergen House

Restaurants, Bistros Newington Green
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A chilled Stokey spot serving hearty grub.

Bergen House is a Stoke Newington version of a man cave. Not only are there low lights, leather booths, distressed brick and art nouveau stylings, there’s cheeky menu banter, a strong selection of whisky and beer and a pile of board games.

As for the food, it’s comforting, pimped-up pub grub. There are burgers, lamb chops, baked camembert and plenty of glorified bar snacks, plus bigger sharing dishes for two: fish pie, beef wellington, sausage and mash or a whole roast chicken.

But the main attraction is what the BH menu describes as ‘everyone’s favourite: banging steak & fries’. A green leaf and walnut salad starter (too-sweet vinaigrette, but otherwise decent) was followed by a perfectly pleasant sliced steak with a peppery green sauce and salty, crunchy, skinny fries. And just when my plate was nearly cleared, unprompted they brought a surprising but not entirely needed second helping. At £16.50 for two, this is one of the cheapest steaks in town and though it’s not be the finest, it’s not bad if you’re on a budget and in need of a meat fix.

Bergen House may not be a culinary destination, but it’s a nice spot for a hearty dinner and a game of Scrabble. And that’s clearly a winning combo: on the Friday night I visited, it was packed out with bro dates bonding over meat and beer. Less steakhouse, more sausage fest.

Details

Address: 47 Newington Green
London
N16 9PX
Transport: Canonbury Overground
Price: Dinner for two with two drinks and service: around £70.
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Users say (4)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Lucky enough to call this my local! The roast is sublime - the beef melts in the mouth and there are no steak knives because they are not required! Once you step through the door you relax in the Victorian decor with a jazzy gothic edge and are soothed by the old jazz and classic cocktails. Going back to try the live music nights and the rest of the menu!


We had a lovely meal this evening, there was 18 of us which is usually difficult to get a table. I would highly recommend the large table at the back with the fantastic chandelier and the antique gold and bumble bee ceiling.


What wouldn't we give for that extra bit more thats all we live for! why should we be fated to do nothing but brood on food, magical food, wonderful food, marvelous food, beautiful food, food glorious food glorious fooooooood

thank you for a magical evening Bergen House x

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