Friends Restaurant

4.6
1196 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Situated in a 500 year old Tudor building on historic Pinner High Street, Friends has been Pinner's landmark AA Rosette restaurant since 1992. We serve the very best of British and French cuisine.

Head chef, Harvey Perttola, is passionate about serving up food that champions the finest local and seasonal ingredients, as well as making fine dining accessible to all.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1196 People Are Saying
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KatieS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful room - great food - charming staff - even after such a tough year they made our meal a real treat !!!

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Solibear
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Meal was disappointing tbh, my husband ordered venison loin and 2 of the smallest pieces arrived on his plate, like a small child’s portion. My xmas dinner was mediocre, pigs in blankets, cold. Deserts disappointing too. Didn’t complain at the time because it’s hard for all hospitality right now but not sure we’ll rush back 🤨

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vipTrevorM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal, been coming here for years no drop in standards good COVID care as one would expect.
This is a place to relax and have a quality meal not suited for those who want large portions of average fare, but if you like good cuisine well presented this is excellent

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ElaineB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends restaurant has always been a favourite with our family.The food never disappoints it’s a real treat to go there so glad we managed to get in before lockdown,so will now have to settle for the takeaway menu.If you’ve never been you really need to try you won’t be disappointed.

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Gannet6
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food at Friends is very good even though the portion size for the starters was a bit small. Because of Covid they were not taking our coats but I felt that they could have done more to show us where to put them when welcoming us. The ambience is beautiful as it is a mediaeval building with beams and it was beautifully decorated for Christmas. We enjoyed the venison casserole and cod with artichoke orzo, and especially the roasted artichokes. Desserts were also very well put-together and delicious .

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Pinner1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday lunch at a good price. Very good service and an enjoyable atmosphere

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff.
The menu is always great seasonal plates

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Sangi
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service from the staff. The food was delicious and I would anyone to try their brunch.

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RickS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food, good wine list and good staff..what more do you need

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thenineone
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will become a regular. Service was fantastic, food was amazing and selection of drinks was, the good stuff.

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TeresaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb pre lockdown brunch. Piping hot and very tasty food. Friendly service. Very much our ‘go to’ place!!

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Cliveygee
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable breakfast and look forward to a return visit

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girlsintown
London
51 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I wanted to find somewhere nice to have a healthy breakfast. The options on the menu were good. I ordered a Benedict royale and my companion ordered an eggs benedict. The service was good to begin with. The food and drinks arrived in good time. Unfortunately when we asked for a further drink we had to wait for a time.

I would visit again as this is a lovely restaurant and has great food.

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HenriettaP
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavours, great service. Excellent meal in every way.

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TeresaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Sunday lunch. Excellent ambience. Staff really friendly and helpful. All very COVID safe.

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JaneS
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing - looks too good to eat . Lovely surprise to also get nibbles between courses ! Staff great. Thoroughly recommended

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Nors
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service is excellent the only things we had issues with were
The food portions are very small I ordered the monkfish is is delicious and would recommend but I only had two small pieces of monkfish
My husband ordered the steak and received 6 chips
The other issue was both meals were not hot more tepid I think they waited for my chips that I ordered as a side as they were hot
No we did not complain as mentioned the food we did receive was excellent all three courses were really tasty as were the little tasters we received
The other issue was we ordered Irish coffees and only received less than half a glass. That is taking small portions to another level !
Would recommend but would say please take note of portion size

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KenC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch - lovely food and excellent service. Will definitely return!

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Mephisto
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service outstanding - veal was to die for. Excellent service from the young waitresses and will definitely be visiting again.

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SandipJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This family run business is a true gem within the Pinner and surrounding areas. We don't go often, however, whenever we do, the guys at the restaurant NEVER disappoint.

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ThomasM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic meal on Sunday afternoon. Such friendly staff, delicious food and because there was six of us, we had a semi private room.

Overall a great experience.

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Annonymous
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food fab staff fab fab

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sonalT
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch! Good quality food served with a smile. The porridge is AMAZING and a must try. My only one suggestion would be to introduce a small bread basket (croissants etc) for those that may not want something substantial. But overall great food and service will be back :-)

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AndrewP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friends is a good neighbourhood restaurant. The food is well thought through .
I particularly enjoyed the pigeon , properly cooked medium rare , and it’s accompanying vegetables. My wife had venison loin , also well presented.
The cheese course was also very good as was my starter of cured salmon . My wife’s starter ,a beetroot based salad ,was also tasty .

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ZaraK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary lunch. The staff are lovely and made some great recommendations - in particular the new blackberry and brioche dessert, which was amazing! Food was excellent and we felt relaxed and unhurried. We'll definitely come back for dinner or brunch at some point.

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Naqiyah
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. A little pricey but quality food.

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KerryT
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very lovely food but extremely small portions for you pay! Enjoyed the meal but wouldn’t go again.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Felt very safe good food good service. Will eat within the next 6 weeks again.

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KarenW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubbies birthday and wanted to start the day off a little bit special . Because of Covid restrictions could only do things with the two of us . A lovely breakfast , with a linen table cloth and nice cutlery etc , how nice is that . And not overly expensive too !

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Setwar
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked this for a special occasion and let the restaurant know in advance about a dessert preference which they accommodated. The food was outstanding. A very fast and efficient service. The staff are all very helpful and friendly. I was concerned about the social distancing in the restaurant as it is quite small but it was all in line with advice and we felt safe. I have no hesitation in recommending Friends. My young son promised the staff a 5 star rating so here it is. We will definitely be booking again.

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TimeaS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food a bit pricey but it is ok on special occasion. We definitely will be back.

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NinaB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Really lovely restaurant. Staff were wonderful. Good very good. Overall great experience. Would highly recommend.

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NikkiC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to friends restaurant for brunch, it was really delicious and the service was excellent. We definitely recommend the restaurant.

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vipRav18
London
70 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service good food and seemed good value for the price.

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AlisonD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for relaxing brunch. Beautifully cooked food and excellent value. Will definitely be returning.

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LetsEat
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I'd visited the week before to sample new breakfast menu- food was tasty and fair portion, however kitchen forgot to add all the items on my plate - no mushrooms. Also the latte was a mess - spilt onto the saucer and over the sugar cubes, but I didn't complain as the waitress seemed new and still learning the ropes.

Took hubby to breakfast this week - food was not great, portions were reduced (got half the sourdough, half a tomato instead of roasted juicy cherry tomatoes on vine like the previous week. Also baked beans were cold.

Staff were friendly.

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vipXxxxxxxxx
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at this lovely restaurant. The new chef is doing so well- much more modern and exciting menu. Lovely evening with friends. E will be back soon

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catherinep
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal. Lights over the tables are too bright, quite clinical. Think a wine waiter is required, lovely waiting staff aren’t up to a wine waiter standard. More show than substance not keen on goats cheese ice cream think my friend burnt her tongue on the liquid nitrogen. But that all aside a lovely evening.

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Pinnergourmet
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The new look Friends is a welcome addition to Pinner’s very depleted range of eateries. It’s smart and upmarket with a friendly welcome and good service. Brunch was very good. The evening menu looks adventurous and interesting but certainly on
the expensive side so hopefully it is special enough to deserve the price.
Customers will keep coming if the food is delicious and generous and they are warmly welcomed so let’s hope it stays that way.

MB
MauraB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely local restaurant. Visited Saturday evening, good spaces between tables. Great service and tasty food. Menu could have more choice. Smallish portions, but overall just about right, maybe more vegetables.

FAQs

Friends Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8866 0286.

Friends Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.