The New Inn @ St John's Wood

4.1
74 reviews
£25 and under
International
Hidden Gem,
Beautiful restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of St. John's Wood, located within walking distance of Lord's Cricket Ground, Regents Park & Primrose Hill.

Our head chef is young, driven and leads his team of professional & experienced chefs to prepare & cook amazing food and our friendly floor team deliver each dish to your table with a smile.

We recently expanded our menu to include International & British summer dishes.

Our mixologists create incredible cocktails & we have live singers while you dine on most Friday evenings, Saturdays for our Bottomless Prosecco Brunch.

Stunning interior décor with nice chilled atmosphere and outdoor seating under canopy with blankets for those chilly nights.

We work hard to give you the best experience & ensure you enjoy your time with us.

After such a difficult year, we are thankful for still being here & look forward to welcoming you...

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 74 People Are Saying
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RS1234
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff and good food.

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AnthonyH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there as Sammie Jay Music was playing live. Then found that the place and the food were excellent. We love a decent pub/restaurant with great live music. Will be going again.

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danielm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like this place, been trying something different things, the ribs where really good.

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vipWill
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My expectations where high following its refurb. Unfortunately the experience was disappoint. Food was just OK

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GrahamC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Modern restaurant and bar with good service and food

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Sgrev
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience2

We had a Sunday roast but they had run out of chicken (at 1.45pm) so we ordered a beef and veggie option and both were disappointing for the price. Very basic, one very small yorkshire, small portions compared to other restaurants. However, the staff are always lovely and there was good service.

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WendyR
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a stunning venue with great decor and an amazing ambience! The cocktails are fantastic & the food is delicious! Great energy as Sammie Jay was performing, who has an outstanding voice! The staff team were friendly, and they seemed like one big happy family!! I will definitely be visiting again! AAA*

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Sophie
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

On the plus side, our food arrived really quickly, however it was bland and overpriced.

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trixxie123
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was lovely; honestly I’ve had better roast dinners but the service was absolutely 10/10 so will be back for that alone.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The refurbished New Inn is charming and welcoming - and looks beautiful. We had a a leisurely lunch of fresh tomato mozzarella salad, a perfectly cooked steak, and a halloumi burger with crispy thick-cut chips in a serving I couldn’t even finish. Service was phenomenal - attentive and warm, without hovering. It looks fancier on the inside now, but still has a warm and cozy vibe - will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were very attentive the food was good value and tasted great, just the music was a bit loud since we were sitting next to a live singer but can’t really complain about that too much either as its a LIVE performance ♥️

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vipClaireR
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Last Tuesday (9th June) was the second time that I had lunch at The New Inn. This time and last time I ate outside. Its a great setting as you have that pavement side eating without noisy traffic ridden streets. The waiter was attentive and we were so pleased that the lunchtime menu had been expanded. We ate the greek salad (nice and fresh but could have included lettuce to have created more of a full salad) and the rice risotto (really delicious and good sized portion). I met the manager, Christian, who was friendly and welcoming. The restaurant is so pretty on the inside. Outside is more "cafe" style. Inside is really quite luxurious. Smooth high-end table cloths and designer decorations. I look forward to returning and eating inside when the weather in cooler. Having cocktail bar area might also be a useful local amenity.
You should definitely try the New Inn if you are going to be near the area as it is a charming local high quality restaurant.

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danielm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It's a good pub, foods quite good and friendly staff.

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NashP
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and found that the food and service was of high quality. They catered for my wife who has an egg allergy and even discounted her food which is unheard of, in these times. The staff were very friendly and professional and although the Sunday menu is limited (understandable due to the pandemic), the food was great and good value for money. They also had a live musician - who was brilliant.
We will book again and try the more varied menu in the near future. Also the location is a few minutes from Regents park and ideal for a lovely stroll afterwards. finally,
thank you to the staff and management for making it a lovely experience at THE NEW INN.

The New Inn @ St John's Wood
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi Nash, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and we are delighted you had a lovely time. We do try to ensure everyone has a professional service and lovely food & drinks, but we also try to make it a little different with live music at weekends and other nights. Our menu is limited on a Sunday as we are focused on the traditional Sunday Roast feeling back into our community. We have created a new menu which is starting today, so please comeback soon.

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HazelG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My only negative comment is that the menu is rather limited. The decor is beautiful and the service OK.

The New Inn @ St John's Wood
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi Hazel, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, it is so important to us to see what we need to improve on. Our menu has been limited because we are still feeling the restrictions of the pandemic, regarding suppliers and staff shortages, which is felt by the hospitality as a whole at the moment. We have created a new menu, which is starting today and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you

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DeanC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff were all very friendly & helpful. Would definitely recommend

The New Inn @ St John's Wood
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and had a lovely time as that is what we try for. Please come back again soon and we look forward to seeing you.

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Bali
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very limiting menu, not a nice atmosphere just overall disappointed

The New Inn @ St John's Wood
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi Bali, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and i am very sorry you was disappointed. We take all feedback very seriously as we strive to improve everything we do week on week. Our menu has been limited since reopening, but this is due to restrictions from our suppliers and issues regarding staff in the hospitality industry not able to return from overseas. We have expanded our menu now and have made & continue to make improvements. Thank you & we hope to see you in the future.

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hannahs
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb and food was delicious! Can’t wait to return!

The New Inn @ St John's Wood
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your food. We try so hard to ensure you have a lovely time and seeing reviews like yours, just makes all the hard work, worth while. Thank you so much

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AmandaK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, however, the musician(guitarist) was too loud in my opinion

The New Inn @ St John's Wood
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and so pleased you had a lovely time. It was our first time back with live music and apologies it was a little loud. We are just finding our feet and I will make sure we watch the volume from now on. Thank you and we hope to se you again soon.

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MerveA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had late lunch at this restaurant and we had cocktails. Very kind and friendly stuff, quick service.. Definitely recommended

The New Inn @ St John's Wood
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so glad you had a lovely time and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Number8
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was pretty good although service was a little slow.

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GeorgiaS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem hidden in St. John’s Wood is absolutely amazing just round the corner from primrose hill. A wide range of cocktails. And the staff were so lovely and helpful they made the experience even better. And the food is perfection I cannot wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised given it was a last minute reservation for a Sunday breakfast. Food was good, service was friendly and location in a quiet area adds to the ambiance.

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Euge
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Couldn't fault it. Great food and 5 Star Staff!!! Perfect! 11/10! 😀

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JOEN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service highlighted by the prosecco rose recommendation which i imbibed with relish. Lovely location and nice ambience to boot. i think i will frequent this place

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HilaryK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch sitting outside - looking forward to getting back in next week! Food was very good and served attentively

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing roast!

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GeorginaV
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was terrible meat was very dry veg was not honey glazed Yorkshire pudding was hard

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simonf
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Sunday lunch and staff couldn't have been more attentive

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CarolineB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday brunch outside in the sunshine. Simple short menu. Relaxed vibe.

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UglyAmericanWerewolfLNDN
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be able to eat out again and The New Inn provided a perfect neighborhood atmosphere for a quiet brunch, despite being on the corner. Their brunch menu wasn't huge but every option we chose were fantastic. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service and in a quiet area with well spaced tables. They didn’t have the full a la carte menu only brunch and light bites which isn’t clearly advertised. Nice cocktails! Generally good. No heaters for outdoors and minimal canopy cover for rain

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional and tasty! Absolutely perfect service with no delay at all. Cocktails are gorgeous.

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Binno
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A bit pricey but food was great and service was excellent.

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ThomasF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice setting and had a pleasant feel. Staff were very attentive, polite and helpful.
Recommended if you're in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to the New Inn just for after work drinks. Everyone was very professional and the service was very speedy and efficient. The hostess was extremely kind and welcoming and made us these fabulous drinks! Highly recommend them 👍

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vipLilly
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent food and excellent service

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Lovely service and location, but the food and wine were very poor. We had the chicken and the cauliflower steak - both were very bland. It's a pity because the staff were lovely and friendly, but we won't be back here again.

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MarcusE
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Simple as that. Lovely to see a local place in St Johns Wood working so hard to overcome the obvious challenges of Covid. Lovely sitting outside, perfect people watching spot. We’ll be back!!

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Oliver
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, with really good service.
Blankets were helpful, given the inclement weather!