Modern British food served in hearty portions. The Abbey has separate bar, dining and brunch menus and a rotisserie-style Sunday summer barbecue serving meals such as whole suckling pig or milk-fed lamb.
Giles Coren's review of The Abbey (The Times)
The Abbey reviews
I really wish it was better - this end of the Kentish Town Road is crying out for a good eating pub and the venue is the best for a long way around. Unfortunately, the current owners don't understand the food basics and have flip-flopped between one disastrous menu and chef and another (currently serving a crazy selection of pub classics and Carribean - need I tell you any more than that?) Only worth going for a drink if you're in the area or are a local. PLEASE, someone take this excellent venue over and make the most of it!
by fenster (2 reviews
), 19 Nov 2007
Went on a Sunday afternoon and had to wait some 5 minutes at the bar before the three members of staff stopped chatting to each other and served us. Then ordered a meal, only for the chef to come out and say it would be 15 minutes and was this OK? We agreed, but unfortunately it was 35 minutes and mostly cold. Needless to say, I won't be going back.
by johnlarnach (2 reviews
), 24 Sep 2007
Arrived, only to be told they had no bookings. It takes some doing losing a booking for 18 covers! But the manageress was really sweet and hooked us up with plenty of space up on the roof terrace. The food was excellent, the location brilliant, but drinks were pricey - too pricey!
It all started going wrong when we wanted to pay. They had now lost our entire order. In fact, we could have walked out without paying but we are honest citizens and requested the bill. At this point, the new manager (shift change) clearly displayed his anger for us not having paid at the bar. I couldn't believe it. We'd just spent well over £300 in this guy's pub, and he had the audacity to be irritated with us. Eventually we got our bill and I handed my card to the waitress and we made our way down to the bar to pay. When I asked at the bar for the waitress who I had given my card to, the manager then feels the need to tell me that I should not have given my card to the waitress. What happened to 'the customer is always right'?!
If you want good, well-executed service don't go to this pub. Shame, because it has great food and I was so impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of most of the staff. Conclusion: I'm disappointed by events at the end of the meal, but overall we had a blinding time.
by tjknightrider, 16 Jul 2007
Great pub, loved it, and the food is first class. You can't get any better.
by magic, 11 Jun 2007
Great burgers and great music!
by Anonymous, 25 Apr 2006
Went there for Sunday lunch with my Dad this weekend. The decor looks so good, but the service was slow and not particularly friendly, and when my roast chicken arrived it was in fact a char-grilled chicken breast, rather than slices of roast as expected.
by James B, 21 Mar 2006
This is a must for anyone in the area... in fact even if you are not in the area come especially... well worth it!
by Anonymous, 04 Jul 2005
Look out for the Abbey Burger - it's a great hangover cure!
by Anonymous, 18 Mar 2005
Fantastic to have a place like this here!
by Anonymous, 30 Aug 2004
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