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The Clissold Arms

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105 Fortis Green | East Finchley, London, England
+44 7951 503204
12:00 - 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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Mitchell W
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Ruby J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Barnet, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank nickymasterson
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

3 Thank jennatava
London, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

4 Thank D0llie
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My friends and I organised our Christmas party at the Clissold Arms and we all agreed it was one of the best parties ever. The food was delicious and stuff were very friendly and helpful. We were sat in a private room which really made our night. The lovey waiter offered we could play our own music and even organised... More 

1 Thank emibor
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went to the Clissold Arms for a Sunday roast. Being a pub we had expected a warm, cosy, inviting atmosphere, with perhaps a log fire or somewhere to relax with a paper. However we were welcomed by a cheap, garish Christmas decor, crushed velvet chairs and set up with tables across the whole pub making it more like a... More 

2 Thank spanna100
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The approach to the pub has an air of desperation. A notice on the door telling hours of opening are reduced, tired seating outside the front and three massive A-boards all but blocking entrance. The interior is modern and the tables clean but looks more like an restaurant than a pub. The staff member looked disappointed that we only wanted... More 

1 Thank beurwolf
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I booked The Kinks Room for 80 people for a daytime 70th birthday party on 19th November 2016. The forward planning was made easier by the superb help given by both the manager and events manager. Nothing was too much trouble. The event itself was a triumph and I have since been inundated with messages from guests complimenting The Clissold... More 

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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
US$70 - US$200
Bar, British, Pub, 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, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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, 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?