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The Clissold Arms, London,

The Clissold Arms

4.5
4.5
56 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Clissold Arms is a family owned local Gastropub with a longstanding history within the community. We have a wonderfully loyal local clientele and take pride in rewarding them with a reliably warm welcome and our delicious menus designed around our “Food Comes First” philosophy.

From our famous Greek specialties to our lighter bites and fish dishes, fresh from our local fishmonger, our Chefs are always challenging themselves to create new, inspired dishes. Our varied A La Carte menu offers a wide choice of starters, main courses and desserts, carefully put together by our kitchen team.

Our large selection of beers, ciders and wines change regularly to compliment both the menu and the season. All can be enjoyed in any of our five unique spaces within the pub. An inviting place where you instantly feel at home.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British, Greek

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 11:00–00:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 10:00–00:30

  • Phone number

    020 8444 4224

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    From planning an intimate celebratory meal in The Shed to helping you arrange an exclusive hire for your wedding reception and for everything else in between, we have a dedicated team that will help you every step of the way.

  • Area

    Muswell Hill

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Public Transit

    East Finchley - closest tube station or Midhurst Avenue - bus stop (2min away with 102 or 234)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Outdoor Eating

  • North London

    Child Friendly

  • North London

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lots of extra dishes. Very good service in sunny garden area.
  2. Y

    Yukihapi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly. Good food. Good service. I have been to this venue many times.
  3. R

    Realfoodie1

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with the family to have dinner after a long busy day of moving. It was late in the evening. It was still busy and lively. It took a while for our meal to come but when it did it was lovely. Warning; portions are massive.
  4. BO

    BronOli

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly service from waiter who answered all my questions. They now serve Retsina.
  5. JL

    JanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely attentive service. My starter (chicken keftedes) was delicious. The main course of roast beef was a huge portion, which we could not eat all of it. The waiter was concerned that we had not enjoyed the food. When we explained that it was a lot of food, he offered to do a takeaway of the remains. We were so full, that we could not manage a dessert. We will definitely go back to try the Greek menu.
  6. ST

    SarahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service at Clissold Arms could not be faulted. Staff were attentive, efficient and friendly. The food was amazing, my guests and I love Greek food and this was cooked with genuine authenticity. The only slight disadvantage when we ate was that there was a private function going on, so music was a little bit intrusive, but that aside, it was a very pleasant dining experience. Would definitely recommend, and will be going back there for sure.
  7. t

    toucheturtle

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and food as always and the garden was quiet and perfect on a hot night (was Monday so maybe busier other times)
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The service was very slow and inattentive. There was very loud Greek live music playing. Had trouble having a conversation. This used to be a great pub , such a big space with outdoor dining, a shame that service and ambiance are so poor.
  9. R

    Realfoodie1

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant place to catch up with friends or spend time with family. The people here work so hard to provide the best!
  10. E

    Eleanor

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Staff were pleasant and it was nice to be able to eat outside on a hot evening.
  11. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great friendly service. And fantastic fresh food.
  12. J

    Jodo

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with very friendly service, would definitely recommend.
  13. JL

    JackieL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really great lunch. Generous portions, delicious food and good value the service is attentive.
  14. EN

    EllieN

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mainly Greek fare. Lovely manager who served us with bonhomie. Great venue, sitting outside on a good day
  15. OL

    OwenL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and very friendly staff - our only quibble was that we had to wait a very long time between starters and mains. However, they were very apologetic and gave us free drinks to compensate.. so it seems a little harsh to be too critical. Delicious Greek food - and the roast potatoes served with my kleftiko were by far the best that I've had in a pub (usually a major disappointment even in the best gastropubs).
  16. LL

    LLKK

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A decent place for some casual dining. Service was a little slow when we were there and food took a long time to come. Otherwise, we had a pleasant meal
  17. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food, very attentive service, attractive surroundings
  18. j

    jordenc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice family setting and the drinks and food are lovely. The staff are so friendly and accommodating and I also loved the live music from the band that was taking place on Friday. Would definitely recommended and I will be returning back very soon to hear the love music again
  19. LC

    LesleyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Excellent food, great service but we booked a table inside but sadly this was spoilt by another group eating there. This was not the fault of the restaurant but meant we had to sit outside which looked a little shabby and in need of some TLC. Apart from the aforementioned, it was a nice evening
  20. K

    Kwick709

    London

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So impressed - I have not been to this pub for years but was so pleased we chose to try it again. The outdoor area is really improved, the Greek menu is such a nice change from typical pub fayre and the staff were all so friendly. We had a lovely Sunday lunch sitting in the sunshine.
  21. BB

    BernardB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been a few years since the last visit but really most impressed. Great choice of dishes. Service could not be faulted. Plenty of parking close to restaurant. They only have a small carpark.
  22. JC

    JoannaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food always fantastic can’t wait to return.
  23. E

    Evan

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant experience-haven't been at the restaurant for over 3 years. Polite service, ample portions, like the expanded menu and the food was very good. All in all looking forward to return.
  24. MI

    MICHELLEM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We arrived to a warm welcome and our table was ready and waiting. Food was delicious and in abundance, probably could have shared one platter between two. Definitely would go back
  25. H

    Happydiner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Generous portions of delicious food. I had the seabass which was cooked to perfection. We had the mixed Greek starters to share, and they were so good!
  26. J

    Jodo

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  27. g

    goldilocks

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a quiet lunchtime so we had excellent attention from the waiter and manager. Food was great. A complimentary hummus and flat bread, was lovely. We chose prawn cocktail and giant prawns with chilli, as starters followed by cheeseburger and chicken kebab with rice and a small side salad. Had a complimentary plate of mixed fruit slices - very fresh and most welcome as too full for a dessert. It was all delicious and large portions. Very nice and will definitely go again when in the area.
  28. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A very nice Sunday lunch - good value and portion size. It was a nice surprised to see that the food menu was now Greek but still did a Sunday lunch for traditionalists! The service was a tad confused - the waiter struggled a few times to understand what we were asking and he had to come back twice to confirm what he'd written down. But this was a small issue. Overall - I'd definitely go back as it's such a great pub.
  29. U

    Unanonimous

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and attentive service A bit pricey though
  30. JN

    JamesNeo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant space. Lovely food. Attentive service. Top place to meet friends and chat. Really cool rooms. It’s the place where The Kinks played their first gig. They lived nearby and the walls have records and images in their honour. Also a private room for parties and meetings. A gem on the border of East Finchley and Muswell Hill.
  31. M

    Martin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little birthday gathering was perfect ! Will be back !
  32. S

    Smith

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Food average - could be a really nice gastro pub but would need a much better menu
  33. L

    Laura

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Really enjoyed the lamb shank from the Christmas menu. We decided to come here because the food we have enjoyed in the past but unfortunately none of the desserts we enjoyed from the Xmas menu. The music was drum n bass and club music which kind of killed the mood considering it was for a Christmas meal with my family. The members of staff were lovely.
  34. D

    Denap1

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service - very friendly staff and the Sunday roast was delicious.
  35. F

    Foodie

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Nice food in its majority but very bad service as we waited for mains for 45minuttes
  36. HM

    HelenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Clissold has never let me down. The food is very good value for money and the service friendly, even when it get's busy.
  37. MW

    MicaelaW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, would recommend. The Sunday roast was lovely.
  38. GJ

    GracieJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, well worth the wait! The service was great too and definitely will come again.
  39. AW

    AlisonW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Went on Sunday. The roast dinners were delicious and very generous portions. The service was sporadic and we were left after our meal for some time with no offer of more drinks, desert menu or even the bill
  40. C

    Clippy2000

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food although on the expensive side. Good service and lovely venue

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Clissold Arms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8444 4224.

The Clissold Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Clissold Arms

105 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill, London, N2 9HR

Additional information

  • Area

    Muswell Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 11:00–00:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 10:00–00:30

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British, Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Public Transit

    East Finchley - closest tube station or Midhurst Avenue - bus stop (2min away with 102 or 234)

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 8444 4224

  • Private party facilities

    From planning an intimate celebratory meal in The Shed to helping you arrange an exclusive hire for your wedding reception and for everything else in between, we have a dedicated team that will help you every step of the way.

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