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Friends Restaurant
Friends Restaurant

Friends Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.friendsrestaurant.co.uk
  • Phone: 0208 866 0286
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: 12pm - 2pm

    Dinner: 6.30 - 9pm

    Saturday Dinner: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

    Sunday Lunch: 12pm - 2pm

    Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Terry Farr
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Fireplace, Private Room
  • Catering:

    Party catering in the nearby, Historic West House for up to 50 people, subject to availability.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:

    3 minutes walk from Pinner Metropolitain Line station.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details:

    3 car parks within 3 minutes walk, plus street parking from 6.30pm.
A word from Friends Restaurant
Take the freshest possible ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible – even supplied by our own customers on occasion! Prepare with care and cook to mouth watering perfection. Accompany with wines from a varied and ever changing list of carefully selected New and Old World labels. Last but not least, enjoy in the warm, friendly atmosphere of Pinner’s landmark restaurant, Friends. Isn’t that what dining out should be about? We think so.

Under the guiding hand and palette of Savoy trained, Chef Patron, Terry Farr, Friends has built an enviable reputation for delivering affordable fine dining in a uniquely friendly ambience. Though we may be nestled in a 500 year old building, our culinary heart is very much of today with, a choice of A la carte or fixed price menus that combine the best of British and French cuisines, enlivened with modern combinations.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We were a group of 6 North-London friends out for dinner at Friends Restaurant. The evening measured up to a very good in-London restaurant experience, while the out-of-London location was a convenient and most pleasant change for us. Food was good, service cheerful and with a smile. Would go again."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Terry Farr and his staff made us feed really welcome on the first return visit. Great food and service."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "14 for dinner (1 baby) for a 50th wedding anniversary. Service was spot on and the food was perfect. A nice blend of interesting and safe options that catered for a wide range of people and tastes. Ambiance was lovely and everybody was still talking about it two days later. Thanks for a great evening."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Great food, great service. A little on the pricy side but it's worth it and perfect for a more special occasion."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Very good overall especially food and making an evening to remember"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Friends and I was once again impressed and left feeling 100% satisfied with my dining experience. The staff was attentive and lovely. The ambiance was fantastic and the food was exceptional. It was fresh, very well prepared and beautifully presented. The menu was very good value for money and I will definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!"
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Friends Restaurant in Pinner is outstanding. The food is incredible, the service is fantastic, and the overall experience is always sensational. Would thoroughly recommend it."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "We have eaten at Friends several times over the past 5 years and unfortunately this time our experience went from excellent to just good. The set menu is potentially interesting but our dishes were put together with flavours that just did not go together. Service was ok but our water glasses were not topped up all evening. For the price, popping next door might have been a better option!"
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "We enjoyed the 3 course set menu with wonderful complimentary home made artisan bread rolls. There was a good choice of each course, excellent flavours and beautifully presented. A complimentary serving of mixed vegetables was served along with the main course. Amazing value with 25% off! Service was attentive without being overdone. Relaxed atmosphere. A real winner!"
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "The welcome, the ambience, the service from friendly (but not pushy) staff, the food and the wine were all absolutely what my wife and I wanted to celebrate our fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. (We had enjoyed a meal with our three grand-daughters and their parents a few days earlier so as not to interfere with the school week.)"
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Outstanding Friday lunch, 3 courses, 25% off £25 menu. Service exceptional. Really recommend!"
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "This is a decent restaurant, nice staff and the food was fine. But we couldn't help thinking it was a bit overprice when comparing to central London restaurants with food of a similar quality. We probably will return for a special occasion and it's handy to have a unique little place like this in Pinner"
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Four of us dined here - we were looking for a 'posh restaurant'. Three of us had the haggis in whiskey sauce as a starter, this was delicious, but we all thought it was too heavy a dish for starters. For Mains, we had either the beef which was delicious , or the fish which was either bream or salmon. The salmon was very-over cooked - more like chicken round the edges. My bream was quite nice but nothing special to be honest. The evening did not get off to a good start, I had to send-back a bottle of Cotes du Rhone which had a definite sour taste. The wine waiter agreed with my assessment and the bottle was replaced without fuss. The service was good, but overall it was an expensive meal and not as good as we had expected. "
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "There are many restaurants in Pinner but if you want to be sure of excellent food and a sense of being somewhere a little special, look no further than Friends"
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "I had been recommended this restaurant and after reading the positive write-ups here, we decided to give it a try. The restaurant walks the walk but doesn't talk the talk. In other words, the place looks great and the service is pleasant and attentive. The food comes up with excellent presentation. So far so good, our expectations seemed to be justified. But what a bitter disappointment to find that it was quite bland and tasteless to say the least. We were truly disappointed that the quality did not match the price, and I'm sorry to say we won't be going back."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "my wife and I went to friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary the food was fantastic as always recommend it to anybody likes good food and excellent service"
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "The restaurant was recommended and we were not disappointed. The service and food were first class and we will definately be going back."
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "A thoroughly enjoyable experience , yet again. Friends always seems to deliver in abundance and how nice in this day and age of restaurants trying to get the maximum out of you and to turn their tables that you can linger. You can also have a conversation with your fellow diners without hearing your neighbours. Very good choice for all 3 sections of the menu and a very pleasant Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon - not marked up ridiculously high. Overall an excellent experience and we will be back very soon. Service was very personable but service at times was a little amateurish- not bad in itself anyway."
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "Three of us dined and had a lovely starter and main. The wine and service was also lovely. The 25% off also made the meal good value. Will be recommending to friends. "
    dined on 24/04/2014
  • "If you're thinking about trying this restaurant out, I can only say 'go for it'. The food is very posh and very tasty, and there are some very creative options on the menu, such as haggis cakes with poached duck-egg - I don't usually like haggis but these were amazing. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the wines by the glass were excellent. (I didn't try the bottles.) Overall, it was a very pleasant evening and I will be going there again."
    dined on 24/04/2014
  • "My wife and I had not visited Friends for several months. We had an excellent special offer Easter Mondsy lunch - the food was tasted and great value. They accommodated my wife's special diet request in a professional way and her choice of menu was not affected in anyway. Highly recommended"
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "As my wife and her grandma over from Germany arrived we were greeted with a lovely friendly welcome and shown to our table . Service was efficient but not rushed which I really like we were not pushed into ordering wine or water but wine list was left on table for me to choose if I wished , nice touch . Food was excellent and precise , overall a beautiful Sunday lunch in a delightful ambience . Will go again for sure . Henri "
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "Would highly recommend Friends restaurant. We had a table of 8 people all celebrating my b'day and wedding anniversary and everyone enjoyed their food and wine! "
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "Excellent food, very attentive and knowledgable staff especially appreciated when one of our party mentioned their gluten allergy."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "Never been disappointed with a meal at Friends and this was no exception. Consistently high standards of cooking and service"
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "This is my favourite high street restaurant that easily outstrips the chain restaurants in the area. It's many awards for culinary excellence are well deserved. I trust the combinations of food for each course implicitly, as they have a knack of making all food taste great. There are dishes I would hesitate to try elsewhere, that have been incredible when I've tried them here. Friends seem to have a genuine taste for flavours that compliment each other, where one will never overpower the other; the balance is always spot on. Highly recommend. We will be going for as long as it exists."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "tucked away in pinner high street amongst various chain eateries this little restaurant serves excellent food in a quiet unhurried fashion the food is of very high quality and the service polite and attentive a. very relaxed and enjoyable experience . Sunday lunch is very good value and a simple but quality menu is perfectly presented."
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "We went back to Friend's for my mother's 87th birthday and sat downstairs which is very cosy (but not on top of the other diners). Food was very good and service efficient and very friendly. Some good value wine. Nice touch of a 'Happy Birthday' plate at the end (but thankfully no singing!). We haven't been here for a while, but will go back soon based on this experience."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "The food is excellent, I can't believe we only just found this having lived locally for years. Lovely staff, great food. We will be back."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "I have wanted to eat in this restaurant for ages but because of the higher than average prices and 12.5% service charge I had been saving it for a special occasion. When I noticed there was an offer on toptable I booked immediately. The staff were very friendly but overly attentive, whisking things off our table before they were finished and interrupting our conversations to ask if everything was ok. The food was well presented but lacked the flavour of other restaurants I have been to in the same price band. I was surprised at the tackiness of the plastic battery operated tea lights on the table. We had a nice evening but the experience did not warrant the prices being charged."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "Made a lunch booking through toptable and got 25% off the food. There is a wide choice on their 3-course set lunch. All the food was inventive and excellent - the orange bread and butter pudding was heavenly!"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "It may be that due to the rave reviews we had slightly higher expectations but my meal particularly was mediocre at best. The starter was basically a mean little cherry tomato salad with a grand title. My main course of fish was overcooked, soggy skinned and luke warm, the chicory side was actually cold. An interesting sounding rhubarb combo dessert was just pink and tasteless. My husbands meal was also barely warm despite the plates being hot and the vegetable sides were over salted to the point of being inedible. They managed to bring the wrong wine but did change when we queried this. Service was pleasant. As it was supposed to be a treat for my birthday it was all a bit of an anticlimax."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "We could not have chosen a better venue for a family meal on my wifes birthday than Friends. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the service friendly and discreet, the food exceptional. The set menu options fully satisfied my 'pescatarian' wife and 2 teenage children, whereas, I was totally spoilt for choice. Each dish deserves comment and praise, but I will restrict myself to 3; my daughter described the confit lamb shoulder as having more flavour than anything she had ever tasted; the black cherry and chocolate tart was an indulgence of pefectly married ingredients, and my son's introduction to snails proved to be a thoroughly inspired selection. Thanks for a perfect evening.I can't wait for my birthday, I know where I'll be going!"
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "Having been a critic for the London Food and Drink Guide I am not easily impressed. I was by Friends. The menu is balanced and thoughtful with delicious dishes based on the highest quality ingredients. Well done Friends. I will return!"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "My friends and I had not been to Friends restaurant for a couple of years and on this occasion found it better than ever. We were all made to feel very welcome, thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. We will definitely not leave it so long before we go back again."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "First time at Friends. Highly recommended for an oasis of peace and calm in an otherwise busy week."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "We dine here as often as we can and this time brought 4 friends. Everyone cemented on the outstanding food and service."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Been there a couple times now and have never been disappointed."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "We were eating from the British Pie Week menu (which was excellent value): both the whitebait and the crispy chicken wings were great (I speak from personal experience - we swapped bits, according to family tradition); the steak and kidney pie was excellent; and the limoncello pancakes were delicious. I felt a touch overfed afterwards, but that's my fault . . ."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "This was the third time we had eaten here but the first Sunday lunch, and as always it was lovely - good food with lovely flavours, good atmosphere and good service. My mother got a candle in her desert as it was her 91st birthday - a lovely touch and much appreciated."
    dined on 02/03/2014