our final review
posted by venichka on 21/04/2006
Agreeable and vaguely old-fashioned boozer that does gastropub food without being unnecessarily pretentious. A wide range of drinks (beers, wines and spirits) complement a relaxed, comfortable ambience. The more intimate dining only area at the back sadly takes up two-thirds of the floor space, leaving drinkers in the chandelier-lit front bar, but both are pleasant enough places to while away the time. Apparently one of the many North London places to go C-list celeb spotting (if that's your thing) and it has the advantage of being open till midnight Mon-Sat, and till 11.30pm on Suns
Replaced by a upmarket and vaguely trendy pan-Asian restaurant.
29 Belsize Lane, Hampstead, London, NW3 5AS
Belsize Park: Cross the road and turn right. Just after Hampstead Old Town Hall, turn left down Belsize Avenue. On reaching Belsize Village, turn right at the pedestrianised Belsize Terrace, and then turn right up Belsize Lane. The pub is almost immediately on your right. Swiss Cottage: Leave the station via exit 1 and head up College Crescent. Take the first right, Buckland Crescent and bear round as it becomes Belsize Park. At Belsize Village, turn left at at the pedestrianised Belsize Terrace, and then turn right up Belsize Lane. The pub is almost immediately on your right. Finchley Road: Cross the main road and head right. Turn left up the steeply sloping Trinity Walk and continue ahead along Maresfield Gardens to the end. Cross Fitzjohns Avenue and turn right, before almost immediately turning left up Belsize Lane. You'll see the pub on your right in a few minutes.