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The Bull & Last

4.3
4.3
711 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

On Sunday September 30th 2018, we will be closing our doors for a extensive refurbishment


We have secured planning permission to add six bed and breakfast rooms to the top floor of the building. We expect to have completed the building works and be up and running by early Autumn 2019. This project has been in the works for a very long time and we can't wait to finally get stuck in, building the next chapter in our journey.


For bookings of more than 6 please contact us directly on info@thebullandlast.co.uk


We are dog friendly but only on our ground floor. If you are intending to bring your canine pal please call the pub directly to insure that we can accommodate you.


Sunday roasts are served from 12.30 -4pm only. Bookings for Sunday evening will be dining from our daily changing A la Carte menu.


If you would like to book in for our Sunday evening quiz please contact us directly.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday: 9am-11am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12.00pm - 3.00pm Saturday & Sunday: 12.30pm - 4.00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6.30pm - 10.00pm Sunday: 6.30pm - 9.00pm

  • Phone number

    020 7267 3641

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Oliver Pudney

  • Catering

    <br><br />We offer Hampers and Ice Cream to take away in the summer time, and take-away fish & chips in the evening (subject to availability - please call ahead). We also do canapes to take away for a taste of The Bull & Last at home.

  • Area

    Kentish Town

  • Cross Street

    Woodsome Road

  • Parking Details

    <br><br />Parking after midday is free from Monday - Friday in the surrounding streets, and un-restricted all weekend.

  • Public Transit

    <br><br />Kentish Town Tube is a ten minute walk away, and the overground at Gospel Oak is a five minute walk. The C11 and 214 buses stop right outside.

  • Entertainment

    We have a pub quiz on Sunday nights, starting at 7.30pm.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wine

What 711 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. f

    foodluva

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely first rate in every way! Spacious, casual shabby chic dining room upstairs. Great service and the food was delicious - every single dish!!

  2. HR

    HelenR

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely roast dinner. On the expensive side but one of the best tasting I’ve had in London. Lovely neighbourhood pub in a fab location. Will miss it whilst it’s being refurbished!

  3. C

    Clairehodge87

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Sunday lunch, lovely staff and really decent Bloody Mary too! The whole family loved it xx

  4. SM

    SarahM

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will miss our Sundays at the Bull and Last very much while they are under renovations.

  5. DH

    DanH

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was informal but very attentive. Asked if we had any food allergies- that’s never happened in a pub before. When offered a tip was told that service was included! That’s never happened before either!!

  6. M

    Maya79

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been going here for years - it never disappoints! Love it.

  7. d

    debsn6

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food as always, never disappointed when go here.

  8. JD

    JohnD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Real shame that the Bull & Last will be closed for refurbishment for a year as it is such a great place. Hoping it comes back better than ever!

  9. AC

    AmberC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

  10. P

    Pon80

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Still my favourite pub for eating breakfast lunch or dinner

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! Delicious lamb

  12. BT

    BeeTee

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Bull and Last was quiet enough at lunchtime for conversation without strain. Staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Mushroom linguine was sublime. Meal was somewhat overpriced, £66+ for one course, three soft drinks and two coffees.

  13. B

    Bobby

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was immaculate - especially the linguine with chanterelles and truffles. And the fish board had amazing brown crab meat, a delicious mackerel pate and probably the best soda bread we've ever had. The service was easy, laid back but the waiters were also incredibly knowledgable and could answer any questions, food- or drink based.

  14. SA

    SusanaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food took some time to reach the table but it was so delicious we didn't care any more. Nice place and very good food.

  15. d

    deegeepee

    London

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A delightful and welcoming place for a lovely Sunday roast.

  16. CM

    CheryllM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great in all ways except I’m not keen on dogs and food . were some big ones blocking women’s toilet !

  17. DS

    DavidS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and super service. The Bull and Last is a North London food jewel.

  18. JW

    JohnnyW9

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently good. Great place if fancy a good Sunday lunch.

  19. L

    Ladwholunches

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    We live locally but haven’t been here since a disappointing birthday visit about 3 years ago when we were relegated to a sticky table in the empty upstairs area. All is forgiven though. This time we sat downstairs amid the action. I had the onglet with triple cooked chips and bernaise sauce while my other half feasted on the fish board. Both dishes were superb. Too full for desserts. Nice buzzy vibe and hard working staff.

  20. FS

    FeliciaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    To me the Bull and Last is one of the best value dining propositions I've encountered in London. I go there a lot and the menu always has some seasonal creative surprises. The only issue is what to order as everything is so good. I've never had such good hand made pasta outside of top Italian restaurants by the way ! And last comment : the panna cotta we had on our last visit was out of this world good ...

  21. C

    Catnat

    London

    82 reviews

    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Bull & Last is a classic gastropub. Worth the location, the stunning interiors and yes the food too. But there’s too much of it. I found the portion sizes unnecessary, and walked out feeling overwhelmed.

  22. M

    Maxrock

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    absoutely excellent in all respects. Wonderful food and service, as always. Thank you

  23. S

    Stevenjf

    London

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The B&L is one of my favourite go to places. It always serves high quality food in a relaxed atmosphere. I went for a joint birthday recently and had another excellent meal. Lamb ragu parpedelle to start followed by a shared entrecote for main and a refreshing sorbet for dessert. The fish is also excellent. Good wine list and excellent beer & lager. Value for money but its not a cheap place. I look forward to my next visit.

  24. IM

    ImoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Gorgeous food, relaxed but attentive service. Much better here on a weeknight than at a weekend.

  25. AS

    AndrewSwann

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    15 years and i finally got to go to you guys for a sunday roast and it did not let me down the roast was easily the best in town

  26. I

    Inchedark

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The steak is consistently excellent, Love the Bavet, medium rare, charcoal grilled on the outside and red in the middle.... Sorry vegetarians...

  27. SG

    SamanthaG

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Starters, great options and very well executed Mains, a bit uninspiring Dessert, one very good and one a bit bland Staff are lovely but food not as good as it used to be.

  28. d

    debsn6

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful meal, delicious food and fantastic service.

  29. MS

    MelissaS

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at Bull & Last is terrific: we had the burrata salad, fish and chips, and another fish dish. Service was also welcoming and efficient!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A perfect place to meet friends for a Sunday roast! Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and staff who are chatty and knowledgeable about the menu. We found out that the gravy is made up of 20 different ingredients...seriously good gravy! The desserts were v special too! Will be visiting again very soon

  31. KN

    KNAEats

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must stop every time I'm in town! Food is AMAZING!

  32. LT

    LoanT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    All the staff made us welcome as soon as we walked in. The bar man took the time to explain what a virgin mary was even though it was a super busy Saturday night. It's fantastic to be able to get such top-notch food locally. My lamb dish was meltingly tender, the red wine from Puglia superb and panna cotta fresh and full of different textures with it's basil leaves, strawberries and shortbread. We left late and I thought how hard the team work and how good-humoured they are. A big, warm THANK YOU to you all.

  33. HS

    HayleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic venue - I absolutely love it here. Great quality ingredients, delicious good, great service and good bar. Always a nice buzz. A neighbourhood gem.

  34. JW

    JeanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had two fantastic and memorable dinners at the Bull and Last while traveling in London in May. The food was delicious and expertly prepared, while the wait staff was well-informed though completely unpretentious. The location and the building itself is charming. The ales on tap and the dessert served as bookends to an overall great meal, twice. You ill not be disappointed.

  35. h

    hellsjbells

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Worth the wait - have been wanting to try there famous roasts for ages but always fully booked. Roast lamb was delicious and cooked to absolute perfection. Great wine list and yummy ice creams on the dessert menu, too full to sample anything else. The roasts are pricey but such amazing ingredients it is definitely worth it for a treat!

  36. d

    darreng031

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolute gem of a pub with outstanding food, wine and beers. We've been a few times and each as good as the other!

  37. H

    Highbury

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We often go to the Bull and Last for Sunday lunch, which it does really well. The staff are very pleasant. The menu is varied 3nlugh to suit most preferences..

  38. BR

    BrodieR

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Bull and Last is a cute little pub near Hampstead Heath. The down stairs area is busy and loud with dogs and children alike. The upstairs area is much more quiet and reserved. Service was okay, however they forgot a few parts of the meals and gave us the wrong bill (£100 more than ours). The sunday roast was okay, but i was expecting more, as the reviews were quite good. They also only had 2 roast options (both red meat), whereas for most sunday roast lunches you at least get 3 or 4 options. Overall experience was good, but i wouldn't rush back.

  39. M

    Maxrock

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent, as ever. The sercice and the food were fantastic

  40. MM

    MargoM

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2018

    overall3food5service3ambience1

    The food was first class - well done! The ambience however was busy, busy, busy. felt bustled and it was SUPER loud. Couldn't really talk unless you shouted and then of course you were adding to the noise!

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The Bull & Last is rated 4.3 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Woodsome Road

  • Area

    Kentish Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday: 9am-11am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12.00pm - 3.00pm Saturday & Sunday: 12.30pm - 4.00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6.30pm - 10.00pm Sunday: 6.30pm - 9.00pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    <br><br />Parking after midday is free from Monday - Friday in the surrounding streets, and un-restricted all weekend.

  • Public Transit

    Kentish Town Tube is a ten minute walk away, and the overground at Gospel Oak is a five minute walk. The C11 and 214 buses stop right outside.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Oliver Pudney

  • Entertainment

    We have a pub quiz on Sunday nights, starting at 7.30pm.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7267 3641

  • Catering

    <br><br />We offer Hampers and Ice Cream to take away in the summer time, and take-away fish & chips in the evening (subject to availability - please call ahead). We also do canapes to take away for a taste of The Bull & Last at home.

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