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105 Fortis Green | East Finchley, London N2 9HR, England
+44 7951 503204
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16:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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London
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193 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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1 Thank Hughro
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

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

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1 Thank Mitchell W
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 Thank Ruby J
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a Sunday afternoon with friends for a quick drink. It was odd that all tables were laid up for dinner but we asked a member of staff if we could have just drinks and she cleared a table of cutlery & sat us at it. The Malbec was really good. Nice atmosphere & so much to look... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The décor is so beautiful inside with the warm colours. The lights stand out inside and the candles on the table...If you go outside it is like sitting under the stars as the owner has put so many lights there as well.. The owner George makes sure you have plenty of free crisps and nuts....He always checks to see if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Took our son for Xmas meal, very disappointing. We were put in the front room where a disco had been set up which was incredibly noisy although there were tables in the main restaurant. The food was not as expected, very poor quality. The Pate to start was not even a quarter of an inch thick and did not warrant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$70 - US$200
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?