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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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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a regular haunt for us. It was unusually quiet last weekend when we went for a family meal. The staff were friendly and humorous. I love all the Kinks memorabilia. The food was posh pub food with a slight Asian twist. All of it was delicious and served in a timely fashion. I had the most amazing Asian... More 

Thank Annemarie D
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1,161 reviews
792 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful bar Came here to view the Kinks room What an experience Well kept and so interesting The pub itself serves a totally acceptable range of drinks and has a bustling restaurant

Thank davethedrill
London R, Owner at The Clissold Arms, responded to this review

Thank you - I'm very glad the Kinks room lived up to expectations. See you again soon. Kind regards, Victoria More 

London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another London pub that is really a restaurant. I've been coming here off and on for years and regret that the pub side is now almost non existent. Food here is always decent and in summer its great to be able to eat al fresco. The quirky mismatched tables and chairs outside have now been replaced by standard outdoor furniture... More 

Thank Lynda H
London R, Owner at The Clissold Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's interesting you feel the pub side is almost extinct - it's still very much used as a pub, especially the kinks room. We're in the process of sprucing up up the garden with the official launch being 29 May. It will be a little different to how you've described it and would be lovely... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated my 50th birthday party in the Kinks room with 50-60 people on a Saturday night. We had delicious buffet of quality food (light menu for eating whilst standing or sitting), drinks station with prosecco, beer, wine & cocktails. The staff were very helpful when planning the event, suggesting what "works" in terms of drinks, food, cocktails and timing of... More 

Thank ThomasJensen67
London R, Owner at The Clissold Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your lovely comments. I'm so pleased you had such a great 50th birthday and that the team made sure it ran smoothly. It's lovely to hear you felt well looked after - really nice feedback to read. Thank you! Kind regards, Victoria More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the reception to our Civil Partnership here for over 30 people and it was exceptional. The preparation by Dee was detailed and attentive without being intrusive. On the day, Mike the Duty Manager and his staff were the perfect hosts. Everyone's drink was permanently topped up, food was served at the right time and everyone was very happy.... More 

Thank Josh G
London R, Owner at The Clissold Arms, responded to this review

Lovely feedback - thank you so much. I will pass your comments onto the team who I know really enjoyed hosting the event. Thanks again and a belated congratulations. Kind regards, Victoria More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my teenage sons and mum for early dinner on Friday. Nice and friendly welcome and service throughout. The food was great! Bruschetta was delicious and my mother raves about the fish several days later! We'll definitely return.

Thank everton2178
London R, Owner at The Clissold Arms, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoy the new menu and dishes. Please return soon. Kind regards, Victoria More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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
London R, Owner at The Clissold Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us - and sorry the circumstances of your visit we're as they were. We're happy to turn the music up or down depending on customer preference, so please ask next time. We hope to see you again soon when you're next in the area. Kind regards, Victoria More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 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 R, Owner at The Clissold Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments. I think you've summed up the experience beautifully. Hope to see you again soon. Victoria More 

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
London R, Owner at The Clissold Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're very pleased you enjoyed it so much and thanks for the recommendation! We hope to welcome you back soon. Victoria More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$70 - US$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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?