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500 Restaurant
500 Restaurant

500 Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.500restaurant.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 272 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 & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "Nth time eating here and it never disappoints. Food is impeccable, fresh, full of flavor."
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "Great food lovely wines and friendly and unobtrusive service."
    dined on 03/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Fresh ingredients and real Italian flavours.This is not fine dining but all the better for it.The trufi and pesto was oustanding."
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Lovely food and good service as usual, always a reliable choice for a great meal."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Reliable restaurant, tasty food, pleasant service."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "As always, fresh delicious food. Service great. Bruschetta with pea mint and goats cheese my favourite!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Got to try this local spot... Limited menu but nice. Dessert: panna cotta was lush!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "Food made with real love. Some of the finest Italian you will ever eat"
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "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 "
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "We havedlways have a good experience at 500, and this time was no exception. Recommended."
    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "Returned for a meal last Sunday. Food very well prepared and served."
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Hadn't been to 500 for a while but will be returning again very soon. Excellent food and service."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Overall experience was good. Food fine, service good, but please get your waiters to empty the wine bottle properly before taking away."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Was it as great as I remember? Maybe. Maybe it was a Tuesday night."
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "The food was delicious as always with a great atmosphere"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "Need i say more? If you like Italian food and great service it's the place to go."
    dined on 23/02/2014
  • "500 has lost a little of its pizzazz since it opened but is still a good, reliable, and friendly restaurant. It's not cheap however and struggles a bit to work out whether it's a high-end classy eatery or a cheery neighbourhood restaurant. The prices suggest the former, but the food and ambience the latter. Having said that, everything tastes good, it's all well cooked and presented and the wine list is decent and affordable. I just wish occasionally they'd really surprise me! A good place for a special dinner with local friends."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Went in a large group and had a good time. Restaurant was nice and the food was very good, with the exception of desert which was terrible. Despite the 50% off food offer it was still very expensive, around £40 a head. The waiters will try to push a lot of extras, which can be annoying. I probably wouldnt go back as cant believe how much it cost"
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "This was my sixth vist to 500 and every visit has been excellent. Good good and service and considering the high standards, reasonable prices. Looking forward to my next visit already."
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "Our 2nd visit. Great ambience, so relaxed and fabulous food. So unpretentious, just a great find, love it !"
    dined on 15/02/2014