North London Tavern

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Brondesbury
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Despite a substantial and sympathetic refit in the spring of 2010 by the fast-growing Realpubs group, this remains at heart a tiled-exterior local boozer, where the impressive culinary offerings need not dissuade the drinker from strolling in for a quiet pint.

In expansive, high-ceilinged, wood-panelled surroundings, pull up a bar stool and sup on lagers such as Sagres, Bitburger and Moretti, or ales including Brains Milkwood and Deuchars IPA, with Vedett, Duvel, Budvar and Chimay (of both colours) brightening the fridge behind. Wines include a dozen choices by the glass, rising to feature the likes of a Tremblay chablis at around £25 to £30 a bottle.

The superior food menu might include pan-fried Cornish sardines, Lancashire hotpot and poached haddock, with occasional forays into continental variety (seafood, chicken and smoked sausage paella). Music and monthly comedy nights should bring customers from further afield than NW6.


Venue name: North London Tavern
Address: 375 Kilburn High Road
Opening hours: Open noon-11.30pm Mon-Wed; noon-midnight Thur; noon-1am Fri, Sat; noon-11pm Sun. Food served 6.30-10.30pm Mon; noon-3.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm Tue-Fri; noon-4.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Kilburn tube
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Right on my doorstep, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to visit but last Sunday my need for a hearty roast found me walking through the front door. The décor is actually really cool – often surprising for Kilburn – and the folks that run the place are really friendly and relaxed.

The venue is very family friendly with the restaurant at the back and the bar with a couple of locals drinking away their Sunday at the front.

The food was good and very reasonably priced. The chicken is served by halves – definitely enough for two by why share – and the Yorkshire pudding are as big as your plate. Our food was served promptly and but the fold around us did have a lot of issues with their order with their food being thrown away which did mean at the end of our meal the waiters were pretty occupied and didn’t really bother with us. Not that this mattered, after our meal we sat around for another hour or so drinking wine and playing scrabble – their board game collection covers all basis but you might want to check you’ve got all the pieces. Altogether our meal cost around £25 pp.

For a chilled Sunday, this place was pretty great. 

This is just down the road from where I live. It's always been pretty good but I hadn't been

for a while and decided to go for dinner. Under new management, the food is superb and the service is also top notch. There are lots of alternatives in and around Queens Park but this beats them all hand down. Sunday half a roast chicken a favourite! Plus fresh oysters and voodoo wings addictive! The bar hosts regular evenings. We stayed after dinner listening to a brilliant live band. This place is fast becoming the place to go for food and drinks!