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The Bull - Highgate
The Bull - Highgate

The Bull - Highgate Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thebullhighgate.co.uk/
  • Phone: 0208 341 0510
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 10pm
    Saturday 9:30am - 10pm (Brunch 9:30-12pm)
    Sunday 9:30am - 9pm (Brunch 9:30-12pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: David Hook
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Nicky 0208 341 0510
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monday - Quiz night
    Wednesday - Wings Wednesday - 1/2kg of Hot Wings £5

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Bull - Highgate
We’re proud to welcome you to a great public house, an established part of the local community.

Through the experience of the owner, and his carefully constructed team, we have created a pub where you can meet friends, eat with your family or come for a quiet pint, whilst experiencing uncompromising standards of service, food and drinks. Also, because we genuinely believe the heart of a great pub is amazing beer, we’ve installed small microbrewery in the pub.

We look forward to extending you a warm welcome at the Bull, and hope to see you soon.

Please note that we do not take reservations in the garden, and on Monday nights we host a quiz in the bar.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor eating
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "As a bit of a hop head I've wanted to visit this pub for some time. The beer was very good, fresh an d well kept. The Food, starters were the high points my partners spelt salad was lovely and my radish with butter and sea salt was interesting.. Mains were good, half a large chicken per person was too much though. Lovely friendly staff and a terrace where we could enjoy the last rays of sunshine made it a most enjoyable lunch."
    dined on 24/08/2014
  • "Ate in the upstairs dining room for the first time, thought it was better for dining than the main pub downstairs. Food and service was excellent. Nice choice of fresh food which was well cooked."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "We went for a birthday celebration. The outside was pretty inside looks ok but plates were not cleared quickly leaving a powerfully strong unpleasant smell. Food was bland, overdone and for some inedible but in fairness my husband enjoyed his ribeye and my son his burger.Very disappointing! Drinks of brandy and beers were good. I would not eat there again."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "Nice pub, set on main road. Sat outside, service attentive and relaxed. Food is good quality gastro pub fayre and Sunday roast good value for money although beef a little overlooked for our liking even though asked for medium-rare."
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "Delightful evening at The Bull. Great atmosphere in busy restaurant but service remained friendly and efficient. Delicious food and good recommendations for accompanying wine. We are regular visitors and will be back again soon"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "The Bull is a good lively &friendly. There & is a MICRO BREWERY of distinction. The MENU is dull, but [ & not for the first time] not well cooked. Horribly dry & tasteless terrine......dry ,brittle toast & only a few salty bits on the side. A moist ,tasty chutney would have helped. A thick fig jam for cheese given on request, but wrong for the dish. The expensive rib eye steaks were small, unevenly & in places badly over cooked , not med. rare as asked. The chips were horribly pale, tasteless soft & undercooked & a mean portion. The green beans were good. Sadly, I went with a Chef this time who was not only unimpressed by the food, but had been watching the kitchen, which he said was not working efficiently."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "We eat here regularly, so was disappointed having booked through Open Table, and requested a table outside - in fact we had cancelled another restaurant, as we wanted this option, when an indifferent waitress said they did not accept reservations on outside tables. A short text would have alerted me to this in advance, and we would have reviewed our options. Small things like this can change an evening... Open Table are quite open that additional requests are not always able to be dealt with, my grumble is with The Bull for not going the extra mile in terms of service!"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "The ambience is great and the prices reasonable (for Highgate). The home brews are brilliant and the staff super friendly. The food is heavenly and will appeal to foodies and people who like things simple alike. The only downside is the service not in the enthusiasm of the staff or the warmth of their interaction with you the customer, rather it's the speed at which they'll forget to bring the bill or the menus... They don't forget to bring the important things like food or beer but this lack of attention to detail (or maybe insufficient numbers of staff) does let the place down a bit... That said if you're prepared to pitch in and grab menus or go to the bar to order a refill (or dessert) and pay the bill then it's an amazing place!"
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first meal at the bull, we've booked to go again with my in-laws next week. The food was really enjoyable and I had two great vegetarian options to choose from, not boring ones like some places. It looks really nice inside too and my husband enjoyed his pub brewed beer."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Was recommended by a friend to go here for food and was not disappointed. The food was incredible, the best I have had in London thus far. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and provided impeccable service for the evening. A great little local in Highgate for any occasion!"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "I met a friend of mine here for dinner. We asked for a quiet table and were given exactly that. The waiting staff were attentive and helpful. We chose the Bull because it had a wide menu and there was a good choice of fairly standard pub fair. Our food was well cooked and promptly delivered and we had an enjoyable evening."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "After having a lovely meal on a Saturday night we decided to go for Father's Day. To be honest it was slow service, the staff didn't look interested until a lady came later in the day. The roast tasted like it has been sat for ages and the roast potatoes tasted frozen. Dessert was late but they kindly apologised and offered us a refund. Was gutted about bad experience as we'd enjoyed it so much the first time!"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Really delicious broad bean tagliatelle and really good service."
    dined on 12/06/2014
  • "Good food in beautiful surroundings. The bull is a great place to come with the family for Sunday lunch."
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "Invited friend visiting from American to join as the The Bull for dinner on Thursday night. We had a great time, the service was friendly and helpful and the food, as always, delicious. The recommendations on beers for our guests was good and the bonus was the great live music. Helpful when we wanted to order a cab for our guests too. Altogether a really good night out."
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "London being London I do not want to give this wonderful Pub / restaurant / brewery any sort of good report because, London being London I may not be able to get a table ever again.. So lets just say it has its own character which at every level works for me..Enough said! indeed, too much said already.!!!!!!."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "This was a decent afternoon lunch. However, slow service and having to chase down waiters 5 times in the afternoon let it down. Even had to chase them down to pay the bill! Food was average."
    dined on 18/05/2014
  • "Went here on a warm summer evening, very friendly staff, great food and live music. A great choice!"
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "Simply the best Sunday roast in the area. The roast beef was perfectly cooked and extremely tender. The yorkshire pudding huge and the accompanying vegetables complemented the meal beautifully. "
    dined on 11/05/2014
  • "Really nice gastro-pub feel. We went on a Friday night. We asked to sit down stairs which had a nice buzzing atmosphere and the food was good. I had the chicken wings which were a tad spicy but very tasty and the sea bass with fennel which was lovely but could have had a bit more sauce. The dessert was delicious. Chocolate Brownie with honeycomb ice-cream- just not quite enough ice-cream! My Husband had the steak which was moist and pink as he likes it. Definitely will go back!"
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "Very noisy. Poor service.Overcooked food.Would have walked had they not changed our booked table."
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with our meals. The hot smoked salmon starter was miniscule, 2 in my party shared the Bull Board and said there wasn't enough. I had the rabbit rillettes which I enjoyed. My duck breast was served up almost raw with very little to accompany it, the steaks were very thin, not chunky and juicy as one would expect for £21.50. and the deserts were dull and uninteresting. "
    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "Nice pub with good food and great selection of beers - helped by their own micro brewery. friendly staff as well."
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "We had a great time at the bull- the food was really nice, and the service was really good. These were an interesting selection of ales, and they did a great sampling menu (served in thirds of a pint), so you could try them all! The restaurant is a little pricey, but it is worth it. I will be back again."
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "The Bull is consistently good - fantastic beer list and very sound food. The burger is so good that we often ignore the rest of the menu though my friend said the fish was excellent too. We always enjoy the sharing boards as a starter too. Service is always really friendly too."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "I booked online for myself, my wife and our 2 teenage sons. Booking was simple and efficient. We were allocated a table in the upstairs restaurant which is an attractive and spacious room. We all ordered the roast as we'd seen one being served on arrival which looked good. I had the beef, my wife the pork and our sons the chicken and lamb respectively, so we tried all the options. No one was disappointed, all the meals came with plenty of veg, yorkshire pud and, most importantly, decent gravy. 2 shared puds were lovely. The staff were friendly and helpful despite the fact it was Mother's Day and they had been rushed off their feet all afternoon. With three beers (excellent) and soft drinks the bill came to 80 quid plus service. Recommended."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "We live in Highgate and this is one of our two go to pubs when we have visitors, don't fancy cooking or just need an excuse to go to the pub! The service is excellent, staff are friendly and children are well catered for. We were 4 adults, 3 kids and a baby in a buggy and there was plenty of room for all of us. The Sunday roasts are delicious, I had the roast pork and my partner had the roast beef both accompanied by Yorkshire puds, roasties, carrots and some lovely red cabbage. No dessert for me but there were a couple of lemon tarts on the table which disappeared in seconds! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area and check out 'Wings Wednesday!'"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Dined in the restaurant upstairs for the first time. Great kids menu and good quality food. Definitely recommended"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Upsatirs table for dinner, needed another pair of hands to serve tables. Young chap did his best though. Menu ran out of a few items which was annoying. Despite that, freindly staff, nice atmoshphere, good food. Will be back"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "we often come to the Bull, but this recent time, was not good at all. they say they do roasts all day, but really, it's better to go for lunch, when the meat is fresher and there's more of it. we had roast pork, which was 3 tiny pieces of dry pork, with a plate full of carrots and broccoli. pretty rubbish for a roast dinner. at £15 a roast, i don't think this is good value at all. we would go back as we like this pub a lot, and it's local, but definitely not after 1pm, when the food clearly runs out."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "This is a nice pub for the local community. Staff are friendly and the food is cooked to a good standard and comfort food. There seems to be quite a following of craft beer in this pub."
    dined on 16/03/2014
  • "Great friendly atmosphere and good quality food, with a mix of traditional popular dishes (excellent fish&chips, steaks and and hamburgers) and seasonal dishes which are changed on a regular basis. A vast choice of beer, including home-made ones brewed in the facilities at the back of the pub!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "It's a real shame, because this place was great but it's slipped. I keep giving it another chance to get better, but the last three times we've been it gets worse each time, so no more. For some reason it's really hot, really sweltering in the evening. I've complained but they just shrug and say "we know". The service is very patchy too. And it's noisy, not buzzy and atmospheric, but shouting in your ear noisy. If you do go, get a table upstairs, where it's quieter. And don't get the cheese board, it's tiny."
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "Had great lunch here with family in dining room. They looked after us really well, esp our 2 year old daughter. The bar was packed but dining room was quiet. Good food at very reasonable prices. Plus Golders Hill Park over the road or the Hearh nearby make for excellent walks. Heartily recommend."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Went for dinner with close friends who are food snobs and they loved it too.....! In house brewery - excellent taste (try the ginger ale). We were given a fascinating tour of the brewery on top of a lovely dining experience. Overall a comfortable country pub atmosphere with good food and personable service. We took a chance as it seemed to easy to book and felt very much rewarded! We will def be coming back on a couples basis but would recommend for groups too, particularly if brewery tour is an option!"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Great find - the food was incredible and the waiting staff were friendly and helpful. We were a group of four for Friday dinner and will go back."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Lovely varied menu, good tasting food coupled with good service. For the beer lovers there is a great selection of real ales!! Can not go wrong on a visit to The Bull"
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "We're repeat visitors to The Bull and it's hard to fault the superb beer selection and excellent food. Quite simply, I think this is probably the best place to have a meal in Highgate. Service is always friendly and professional. Highly recommended."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "We had a really nice Sunday lunch, with a classic roast that could not have been better. Nice atmosphere, but a little confused ( although very nice) service. A big bonus was the nice barman that provided tastes of the ale produced by the pub- they were also good!"
    dined on 02/02/2014
  • "We (group of four) chose The Bull from the reviews on Toptable as we were visiting Highgate and did not know the area at all. When the food arrived, a Stilton and Walnut salad was minus the Silton and Walnut; two other meals (Cod with Risotto) came with fish raw in the middle and risotto that you could cut with a knife. These were returned and fresh food was cooked. Second attempt was very good. In-house brewed beer was excellent. Conclusion; the restaurant was absolutely packed such is it's popularity, so the food generally must be good as the numbers speak for themselves, but unfortunately our experience was very poor and we would not return or recommend. Maybe we were unlucky but at these prices we shouldn't have the rely on luck."
    dined on 26/01/2014