The Lansdowne, Primrose Hill
It may not be a surprise to find another stripped-out gastropub in trendy northwest London, but you'd be hard-pushed to find one more unappealing. Everyone we speak to has been disparaging of the Lansdowne, accusing it of being pretentious, overpriced, full of poseurs and wannabes. However, it's constantly packed, both inside and out, so maybe we're mixing in the wrong circles? Alas, no. This place has totally wrong idea about what a 'pub' should be. For starters, the interior is reminiscent of a small school canteen; certainly not a place for uninhibited relaxation, especially when many of the clientele are overloud media types, out to impress. Of course, it never helps when the staff seem to be perpetually exasperated either. On a positive note, the original exterior tiling is intact, although we're not sure if it was to save on the renovation costs, or a postmodern critique of the traditional pub. However, this makes it even sadder to experience the interior. Expensive, conceited and soulless. There are better in the area; in our opinion, they're all better.
Review: 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful
03 Jan 2013
The above review seems a little unfair to me - I've never posted on the site before but kinda feel the (rare) urge to disagree on this one. Sure, the Lansdowne is stripped back - don't come here to sit on a sofa. It gets busy and the clientele can be a bit annoying but then it is in Primrose Hill. But the food and beer are good enough to warrant more than a 1-pint rating and the staff are fine in my experience.
90 Gloucester Avenue, Camden, London, NW1 8HX
020 7483 0409
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How to find the The Lansdowne pub
Leave the tube by the Haverstock Hill exit. Cross the road and take the first left over the railway bridge. Turn left onto Gloucester Road and it's 2 minutes down on the left.