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The Clissold Arms

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105 Fortis Green | East Finchley, London N2 9HR, England
+44 7951 503204
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bit of a sad day as we had attended a funeral nearby, not far from the crematorium and has its own small car park, we arrived late afternoon so plenty of tables available the staff quickly put tables to gather so the 8 of us could sit together, very quick with chilled water to the table, and drinks order, we... More 

Thank CouplewithSpaniels
St Albans, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dropped in for an afternoon drink, to find the wine (Rioja) very average and wildly overpriced, and out of three ales available two were undrinkable and the other barely so. Loved all the Kinks memorabilia, but really doesn't make up for the poor quality of the drinks. Shame :-(

Thank Vaughan B
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love it here. The Kinks room is a great place for a drink, especially if you are a Kinks fan, and then you can move to the restaurant area for a wonderful evening meal from a great menu. I really enjoyed the Thai crispy squid starter, seafood linguine main course followed by a perfect affogato. The really friendly and... More 

Thank Gavin M
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I can highly recommend The Clissold Arms. Great food, great staff. Lovely garden at the back. Tracey (the owner) and Sonia (the manager) could not have been more friendly and hospitable. There is a wonderful room full of memorabilia of bygone days of The Kinks - The Clissold Arms was the first pub they ever played live. It is definitely... More 

Thank niki s
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194 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Thursday lunchtime is not the best time for any pub, but given the vaunted family friendliness of the Clissold I was surprised how empty and cold it felt. And no infant-friendly seat nor even a cushion was available. But the child portion of fish and chips was very generously huge, and our 3 year old grandson loved the chips. Our... More 

Thank EuroTraveller52
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Dropped into the Clissold Arms last Saturday, for an impromptu lunch with my kids, as the usual traffic congestion in Muswell Hill thwarted our intended plans! The kids were excited about the unscheduled visit, as it has been one of their favourites in the past and I must say that I was looking forward to it too. However, it didn't... More 

Thank Splasher69
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

They were offering specials for lunchtime, which were very nice. We appreciated the absence of loud background music - there wasn't any.

1 Thank Hughro
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent sea bream and rib eye steak. Great service . Great food . Great place . GEORGE would be proud .

1 Thank Mitchell W
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I held my birthday party at the Kinks Room, Clissold Arms last Saturday 4 February: Dinner for 12, 6.30 to 8.30, followed by a party from 8.30pm - I hired my own DJ who is known to this gastro pub. A manager supervised our attentive waitress, the food was delicious, service good and quite fast. I asked for individual invoices... More 

1 Thank Ruby J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Categorically just terrible. Pitched as a gastropub but is as far as I can imagine from a gastropub experience. Inside the decor looks more community centre than pub or restaurant, the menu is classic Sunday lunch but needs dragging out from the 70s in terms of ingenuity and presentation, and the whole experience is rounded off with astoundingly appalling service.... More 

Thank Tom H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 70 - USD 200
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Fortis Green | East Finchley, London N2 9HR, England
  • Public Transportation: We are on Fortis Green which is a 10 minute walk from East Finchley tube Station. Bus routes 102 & 234 service fortis green whilst we are just a short walk from both Muswell Hill(43,134,299) & East Finchley (143,263 H3)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 7951 503204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?