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Haven Bistro

1363/5 High Road | Whetstone, London N20 9LN, England
+44 20 8445 7419
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
International, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1363/5 High Road | Whetstone, London N20 9LN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Last night was the third Christmas party that we have held at the Haven, and as always, the evening was fantastic. Everything from the pre-event support that Julius and his team gave us to the faultless service and delicious food on the night. We had...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have just recently had our wedding dinner at this restaurant. It looked like a nice venue, but the problem for us is that having agreed terms in full with the owner Julius, he reneged on those terms without reference to us. He clearly cannot...More

Thank michie_bennett
Julius O, Owner at Haven Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It amazes me to what lengths people go to to try destroy your business and reputation you worked for so hard for 17 years. Those accusations are totally unfounded when you giving someone an almost 7 hour wedding reception/dinner/party for £65 per person including reception,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great Friday night with unbelievably talented live singing performances. What a fabulous local bistro bar. Fantastic service throughout, although busy, we were looked after throughout the entire night. Thank you as always Haven, for ending the working week with so much fun and joy!!!!

Thank Alisha R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

9 of us went to the Haven for my father in laws birthday. All in all the food was fine but my overpriced small Dover sole (£29.95) arrived over cooked and like rubber. What happened to white flaky fish. Is there a novice chef cooking...More

1  Thank Ann L
Julius O, Owner at Haven Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am very sorry about your experience you had last Sunday in my restaurant. I can assure you we only buy the best quality of everything. We sell many Dover soles every week and never had a problem. I spoke to my fish supplier this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another lovely family lunch at The Haven last Sunday. The restaurant was crowded with a wedding booked for that evening but Julius still found space for our table of twelve at short notice. Excellent fresh food simply but very correctly cooked and marvellous hospitality. The...More

Thank StuandElaine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife always reminds me of the amazing meal we had at Haven Bistro for our anniversary three years ago - so we headed back to the Haven where we were greeted by the welcoming owner Julius ( I remember his warmth and humour at...More

1  Thank Watermelondreams
Reviewed 3 November 2017

My husband and I had just been to wine tasting at Stonewines opposite (a great wine shop I cannot recommend too highly) and decided on the spur of the moment to go out to eat locally. This is something we rarely do as we find...More

2  Thank Jacqueline580
Julius O, Owner at Haven Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jacqueline580 I was very concerned to read your recent review of my restaurant. It is never good to receive a negative review from a diner but of greater concern is you comments concerning racism. I can assure you most strongly neither my staff or...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

What a very nice place for drinks and with a good atmosphere. My friends and I Will be back for sure. A good selection of cocktails and a large selection of Gin.

Thank Lisette L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went to the Haven at the last minute, having to arrange a dinner. The staff were professor and friendly. The food particularly the main courses, were delicious. Do try the lamb steaks if they are on the menu, you won't regret it.

Thank passenger88
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Attended a charity lunch and even catering for 70 guests the quality of the food and service was of the highest standard. I am amazed that the restaurant can deliver 70 lamb steaks cooked to perfection, pink as they should be. The meal consisted of...More

Thank Michael P
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Questions & Answers
Jennifer G
10 August 2016|
Response from Julius O | Property representative |
Good morning, please ask our barman on your next visit, I am sure he will be delighted to accommodate you.
David F
12 July 2016|
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Response from Julius O | Property representative |
Sorry, we don't have dedicated parking but you can park on any single yellow line but please observe the parking notices. Looking forward seeing you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1363/5 High Road | Whetstone, London N20 9LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8445 7419
  • E-mail
Fine or casual dining
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