500 Restaurant
500 Restaurant

500 Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.500restaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 7272 3406
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 6pm - 10:30pm

    Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10:30pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mario Magli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Special Events: The whole restaurant can be hired. Maximum capacity of 40 people. A minimum spending charge of £1200 is required. Service charge of 12.5% will be added to the bill.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are situated between Archway tube station (Northern line) and Upper Holloway overground station. We are only two minutes walk from each station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: It is possible to park in front of the restaurant after 7pm free of charge, or in the street next to us.
A word from 500 Restaurant
A little gem for an Italian passion

Fresh ingredients prepared daily with loads of knowledge and passion for food.
Home made bread, gnocchi and ravioli with our menu changing seasonly to keep offering fresh and tasty ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
500 Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since 22 November 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.6
    Value3.8
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (57)special occasions (35)group bookings (23)romance (21)outstanding value (18)business meals (15)good vegetarian options (14)child friendly (13)sunday lunch (9)pre/post theatre (4)brunch (3)disabled access (3)outdoor eating (2)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    We were very disappointed with the food -struggled to order our main meal -It was awful scallops with beetroot mash -terrible combination. Very disappointing evening. Need to do something about their menu.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Always very good
    ByeByeBlues7
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Always very good. Nice sharing platters and tasty am home made gnocchi. Intimate feeling.
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    afternoon tea, child friendly, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food, but not organised!
    Robbo00
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Really enjoyed the food but the service was not amazing, the staff were all very friendly and polite but we were not offered a drink for over 10 minutes (not even water) and another table who arrived after us already had received bread / drinks before someone had come to see us. I hope this was just an oversight as the staff afterwards seemed friendly. Overall I think I would go back as all the food that came out was nice and fresh, price wise is on the expensive side for the area but as long as the food stays fresh and well cooked they should be ok. Menu is limited but again doesnt need to be big when everything on the menu tastes good.
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    child friendly, group bookings
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  • I want to be a 'regular'
    theatregoerVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Nth time eating here and it never disappoints. Food is impeccable, fresh, full of flavor.
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  • Always a winner
    abcd
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great food lovely wines and friendly and unobtrusive service.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • foodfad
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    we love this restruant and have been going there since it opened, the staff always freindly and helpful they have new dishes as well as hanging onto our old favourites like fried pasta.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food prepared with thought
    jdaw
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Four of us ate here mid-week. Need to book as every table taken by 8pm. Not quiet and intimate if that is what you want! Slightly off-hand service from first waiter but second was fine. Really exquisite food. Not a long menu but several specials, enough variety and all courses were well-prepared and presented. Wine was very reasonable. Definitely somewhere to return to.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    500 is a small quaint restaurant with very friendly staff. We were welcomed into the restaurant and immediately given a table. We ordered the taglier 500 which was an eclectic mix of cold cuts and salads. Then we went on to the pasta. The pasta was cooked to al dante perfection the ragu sauce was earthy and meaty tasting. For the mains we had the frito misto which had lovely vegetable fritters with it. The batter was light and just enough to coat the lovely fresh seafood. We also had the melt in the mouth lamb join which was packed with flavour and drizzled with lovely olive oil. The whole experience was gastronomic and would definitely return there
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    Fresh ingredients and real Italian flavours.This is not fine dining but all the better for it.The trufi and pesto was oustanding.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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  • Introducing our friends to 500
    markess
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We have eaten at 500 a number of times, always enjoying the authentic Italian food, so decided to introduce our friends to it. We were not disappointed by any aspect of the meal (including quality of food, ambience and price) except for the service. We were serviced by two waiters, one of whom was friendly and accommodating, the other who was cold and dismissive. He hardly looked at us and seemed irritated all night. We doubt if our friends would now return.
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  • Always reliable
    Samdl
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Lovely food and good service as usual, always a reliable choice for a great meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • golden oldie
    cantina
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    Quality of the food has not changed over the years. It may now be easier to book a table but that should be seen as a good thing. Prices have gone up. Restaurant is no longer outstanding value but it remains a fine place to eat in an area that resists gentrification with tenacity.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • AJS1
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    500 is consistently great. We have never had a bad meal there. The menu doesn't vary much, but it is well thought out and cooked perfectly. hosts are always charming and it is a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I have no idea where they source the rabbits......I've never seen such huge rabbit legs! Tsty and plenty of meat. The pasta is amazing too if you just want something smaller.
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  • Always good
    Samdl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Reliable restaurant, tasty food, pleasant service.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    As always, fresh delicious food. Service great. Bruschetta with pea mint and goats cheese my favourite!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • finally...
    sMyleeVIP
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Got to try this local spot... Limited menu but nice. Dessert: panna cotta was lush!
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    karjay
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    I booked 500 Restaurant with such high expectations, having heard glowing accounts of the amazing food. Very disappointed: everything from the bread to the dessert was lacklustre. The restaurant also had very little atmosphere and seemed very quiet that night (though it had always been fully booked when I tried to book in the past). I won't be going back. There are better local Italian restaurants out there.
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  • A busy Thursday night.
    DiDines
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    We visited the night England were playing Uruguay. There was excitement in the air and a lot of background noise. Food was excellent, as ever. The sharing platter containing the samples of all the various starters was particularly delicious. We followed up with pasta - ravioli and tagliatelle respectively - both very good. Service is always friendly and helpful. By the time we left, the waiter was able to tell us that England had lost!
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    Food made with real love. Some of the finest Italian you will ever eat
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Italian delight
    Highgatediner
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Interesting and excellent flavours - Sardinian with fresh peach a wonderful combination. Good rabbit and lamb main courses. Friendly attentive service with some lovely wine too!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Charma
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    The service was attentive and staff gave the impression of really knowing about the menu, and the food and drink range, and being part of the convivial style of the restaurant. The food was delicious, everything on the plate there for a reason and a flavour.
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a delicious meal
    flechefood
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    The food was delicious. Beautifully presented. We had arrived 15mins early at 6.45pm to an almost empty restaurant. ( 1 table occupied) We were offered the worst table by the door. I explained that we would be leaving within the hour and were eventually and begrudgingly offered the table of our choice. Mein host, the lemon lipped Sardinian Queen was obviously having a bad day. After that things got a whole lot better. Delicious food beautifully presented and our service was friendly and efficientt. Heartily recommended and very good value.
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    outstanding value
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  • 500, better and better
    DinerN19
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    We never tire of 500 when we get a table. So successful that booking is essential. The staff are very attentive but it is the food and wine that win us over every time.
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Not as good as it used to be
    MissXVIP
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    This is still a great local Italian restaurant but seems to have lost its "Mojo" a bit - the food used to be outstanding - imaginative and interesting. It is now just a good Italian / shame
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  • Outstanding food, excellent value
    SEAsianFan
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    500 delivers extraordinary food at excellent prices. The service is fast, friendly and knowledgeable. The residents of Archway are so lucky to have such an excellent Italian restaurant on their doorstep. It is truly authentic Italian food and simply superb.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely Food
    DaveS
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We havedlways have a good experience at 500, and this time was no exception. Recommended.
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  • Excellent
    Downsouth
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    This restaurant has bever failed us.Good Italian home cooking with some inventive twists. Ingredients always fresh and of high quality. Do not be put off by its location, this is not your typical local Italian restaurant. This is a destination restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent meal
    frognal
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Returned for a meal last Sunday. Food very well prepared and served.
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  • The safe option
    Tazpinar
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    This little gem is the safe option for those who cannot decide where to go. Intimate and enthusiastic atmosphere. Good wine and attentive staff. The only thing that was a little off putting was the table next to the toilet door. I wouldn't want to be sitting there.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Excellent once again
    Mally
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    Hadn't been to 500 for a while but will be returning again very soon. Excellent food and service.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian meal
    camcVIP
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    We had a great meal at 500. Lovely fresh flavours and nice service. We found the web offer (vacate table before 8pm) to be excellent value and look forward to revisiting. If you're a fan of other good quality Italian restaurants (e.g. Zucca) you should like give it a go!
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  • Overall experience was good.
    Funtimes
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    Overall experience was good. Food fine, service good, but please get your waiters to empty the wine bottle properly before taking away.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Mickeyd
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    Was it as great as I remember? Maybe. Maybe it was a Tuesday night.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious as
    Samdl
    Dined on 15/3/2014
    The food was delicious as always with a great atmosphere
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hadn't been for a while and
    PeanutVIP
    Dined on 13/3/2014
    Hadn't been for a while and restaurant was busy so glad I booked a table. Service was efficient yet friendly. I have dined here before over the years with friends but it was the first time for my husband and he was suitable impressed. The starters were good and the lamb was delicious. It is a good place to dine but somewhat let done by the shop front and interior which is clean but lacks atmosphere.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again we had a superb
    AJS1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Once again we had a superb meal at 500. We've been dining here for a few years and the food and service are continuously impressive. My other half always has the rabbit even though he says he should try something different......he keeps going back to the rabbit as it is seriously good! We're normally too full for a dessert (mainly due to the generous bread board which is served) but this time we found room and we were very glad we did!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Gerry
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Shared starter of mixture of the various separate starters was very good, not called antipasti but definitely was, although I'm from Yorkshire so what do I know. I had rabbit with potatoes - very good. My wife had jumbo prawns with beans which turned out to be a sauce but she was still very pleased, particularly as she had some of my potatoes. Highly recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious but noisy
    THfeb
    Dined on 26/2/2014
    my four friends and I always enjoy the food at 500, but the noise levels reached uncomfortable decibels on this occasion. I don't know what can be done about it short of carpeting the venue. The ravioli was exceptionally good as ever, and we always choose the antipasti platters as they are excellently presented and a delicious varied selection of items. The wine list is exciting too. Overall, we will be back, but will try to find a quieter timeslot.
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  • simply amazing
    supper2nite
    Dined on 25/2/2014
    Fabulous food, no fuss interior, great service. The restaurant is very unassuming from the outside, but all I can say is; the food is absolutely top notch, as good as anything you will find in the west end. No need to say anything else, if you love authentic Italian food, then you simply have to try 500.
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  • Best restaurant in North London
    Matilde
    Dined on 23/2/2014
    Need i say more? If you like Italian food and great service it's the place to go.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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