The Maynard Arms
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We ordered white bait and squid as a starter and received half a boiled egg lettuce, half a boiled potato and no squid and 6 white bait. Dont know what the hell happened...
Hi Kevin, I've looked into your booking and you were with is for 2 hours? Sorry that the food didn't meet your standard, it was a little chaotic that day as we were closing down. Would have been great if you'd have let us know on the day, because we would have happily replaced your food or given you extra food. It's a shame that if you are regulars you haven't chosen to review us based on your many other positive experiences here. Right now pubs need all the support they can get! Cheers, Nick
Amazing, helpful and accommodating staff. Great food, drinks and considerate service.
This pub is fantastic for food and drink. It’s a safe and cozy environment! I can’t wait to go back once we’re out of tier 3!
Absolutely fantastic roast. Great service, very friendly and polite staff
Hi Callum, Thanks for the words of kindness, that really is a great review to receive. Do come back and visit us when we reopen, we promise to continue to give you the five star treatment. Have a wonderful Christmas pal, Nick
Nice relaxing Sunday evening meal. Good service and a really nice diversion in these difficult times.
Hi Giles, It's great to know that the food and service met your approval and I'm really pleased that we could offer you some respite from the madness that this year has brought. We do hope that you will join us next year when, hopefully, we will start to get back to some kind of normality. Cheers, Nick
really great sunday lunch - very happy indeed!!!!!
Hi Olly, Really glad to hear that you left very happy and that you loved our Sunday lunch! Thanks for taking the time to review us and leave us some positivity, it's definitely what we need right now. Have a great Christmas, Nick
Great Sunday lunch! lovely staff, specially recommend the roast turkey and roast beef, as well as the camembert with sourdough
Hi Molly, Really happy to see you that you enjoyed everything about your visit here, so thanks for taking the time to gve us a shout out! Thanks for your custom, your words of kindness and your support. Here's to a much brighter and positive year next year, we do hope you'll join us for it! Cheers Nick
Fantastic evening at the Maynard as always! Pub looked all Christmassy and sparkly! The food and drink was fantastic, the whole team are a delight, and considering all the new measures of covid 19- they are exceptionally helpful and made it feel so safe and comfortable! Will be back for sure :-)
Hi Naomi, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. Needless to say; it's been a difficult few months, so having such kind things said about us all is massive to us right now, so thank you. Really pleased that you felt safe, we can't wait to welcome you back here again soon! Cheers, Nick
It’s dog friendly abs I have a dog but there was a very noisy dog that was a bit of a pain.
Hi Sarah, Thanks for the five star review, really glad that you enjoyed your visit here and that everything in our control met your satisfaction. Really sorry to hear that there was an over enthusiastic woofer in the pub, we do offer water bowls and dog treats to help owners appease their pets, rarely we get the odd one who just enjoys the place too much! Do come back and see us soon, please do feel free to bring your dog next time too! Cheers, Nick
Really good food at reasonable prices. Lots of different kinds of beers including a few craft ales. Staff really friendly and it's very dog friendly which is always a plus! They do really care about safety and all COVID rules which is a plus.
Hi D92Z, Really pleased that you enjoyed your time here with us, but most importantly that you felt safe when you joined us! We're trying really hard right now and it's proving to be more an more difficult with the various changes and restrictions, so kind words like these go an awfully long way with us! Thanks for taking the time to do this and please do visit us again soon! Cheers, Nick
Shame there was no heaters so it was freezing!
Hi Mydia, Sorry to hear that you didn't managed to be in the vicinity of one of our heaters; it's proved challenging to make six heaters stretch over 24 tables - we weren't expecting a garden full of people in mid-december, but it's proved to be quite the different year. That being said; I'm very glad that you enjoyed everything else about your visit and hope that the new year will allow us to have mixed households inside once more! Cheers, Nick
Friendly and helpful service. Delicious food. Only downside was having to eat outside because of Tier 2 restrictions.
Hi Martin, Thanks for such a great review! I don't think any of us envisaged having a garden full of people in mid-December, but it's a mad world that we live in right now! Hopefully the new year will bring us some kinder rules as we head back to normality, so you can enjoy your delicious food inside, but who knows? Thanks again for your custom and kind words, they go an awfully long way with us right now. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks again, Nick
Felt like they were making up their own tier 2 rules as they went along and had patchy enforcement of them between tables. Not a great experience but the food was nice. I’d stay away if you’re looking for a hassle free tier 2 family meal out. There are other places that have clearer and more sensible rules regarding substantial meals, and better service.
Hi Anon, it's unfortunate that our rules weren't clear with regards to Tier 2; we've actually printed them on the back of our menus to help out. This also means that all tables are treated the same when it comes to the rules. I feel that you are perhaps more frustrated at the restrictions as opposed to us - and we share this frustration - the government haven't exactly helped the industry this year. Hopefully 2021 will have less restrictions which should suit us all better! Cheers, Nick
The Maynard is always a great place to head for a catch up with friends or a family meal. We ate outside with heaters and large rain umbrella and despite it being 5 degrees and raining, we all remained warm and dry. Food was lovely and service delightful.
Hi Sarahmac, What a wonderful review - thank you so much! We've done our best to turn our summer garden into a winter one with zero budget, so it's great to hear that you guys still enjoyed your visit despite the elements! Really pleased that the food and service were all that you asked for, I'll feed that back to the team that will be absolutely delighted to hear your kind words. Cheers, Nick
Super friendly, professional staff, great atmosphere.
Hi Britt, Thanks for leaving us such a lovely review! Really pleased that we ticked all your boxes; it's always a pleasure seeing you guys here. Thanks also for supporting us through these difficult times, we value your custom more than ever right now. Cheers, Nick
Sunday roast was 100% better before, now we've got less things in the plate for the same price.
Hi John, It's a shame to hear that you're not a fan of our new style roasts, they've proved to be extremely popular since we changed our head chef. The spec on them is still the same, so it should still be the same amount of food, just the quality has improved! As you've obviously visited several times in the past I'm sure that you agree that this must just be a one off, so I do hope you'll return this Sunday to give us another try. If you do then please say hi, so that I can get you a drink!
Went for a Sunday roast and it was delicious. Proper big Yorkshire puddings and the beef was nice and pink. Their prosecco is excellent too.
Great service and great atmosphere!
Hi Maria, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review! Really glad that you enjoyed your Sunday Roast and our new style Yorkshire Puddings - they've proved to be very popular! Great to hear that the guys here looked after you so well, it's been a difficult time for them all recently, so such kind words go an awful long way right now. Do pop back and see us soon! Cheers, Nick
Lovely food and nice atmosphere. Grateful for the heaters outdoors.
Thanks to the nice staff member who fixed our bike too!
Hi NusUs, Thanks for such a great review, really glad everything was to your liking on Sunday. It was a pleasure meeting you guys and no problem re; the bike, think I got a bit lucky when it just popped back into place! Do come back and see us soon, hopefully in the new year when you can sit inside with your friends again! Cheers, Nick
Always nice environment (especially now in the xmas dress!) and outstanding Sunday roast
Hi Piera, Thanks for the kind words! Really pleased that you love us so much, it means the world to us right now. We have really tried to get the place feeling festive this year because I think we all need that bit of optimism that Christmas brings. Hopefully 2021 will be a much better year and we hope that you will join us for it! Cheers, Nick
Great night out with great food!
Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and to say such lovely words. We're so glad that you enjoyed your Friday evening with us and that we met all your expectations, please do come back and see us again soon. Your support and custom and valued more now than ever! Cheers, Nick
Very disappointing to see that only an expensive main meal could be ordered as a substantial meal at £15 or more. Plenty of other pubs finding ways to reduce the cost to their customers. Didn't stay in the end, went somewhere else.
Hi Yasman, thanks for your review. We took guidance on what a 'substantial meal' is and the definition is: Substantial: (adj) “Of considerable size”. Considerable: (adj) “Notably large in size or amount” With this is mind we have decided not to take risks with the law and follow the rules accordingly. Other pubs may be willing to take risks, but this can lead to heavy fines and job losses. It's of paramount importance to us to protect the business and jobs in these difficult times.
Pros:Good social distance, food is upgraded, service is good. Cons:could do with a better wine list,expensive for average wines, Maynard Arms get your act together on wine people will buy more! also got a bad table this time!
Hi Peter, Thanks for your review, really glad you enjoyed your visit here. It's a shame to hear that our wines didn't meet your expectations, these are chosen centrally by our wine team who tell me that they have tried to cover a broad selection at a reasonable price in order to cater for everybody. I'm not sure which wine you had, but when you do pop in again do ask for tasters of each wine, so that we can find the right one for your palate! Cheers, Nick
Waited a long time to order food and as you cannot have a drink without food we were sat around twiddling fingers. Eventually when order taken awaited along time for food to arrive. Food was cold and undercooked. Sent back to chef . Replaced with another but had lost my appetite and enthusiasm by this time.
Part of the replaced meal was missing. I just could not be asked to complain again, just paid my bill and left . I live in crouch end and visit the Maynard regularly. This has been my worst experience. I would recommend to anyone.
Hi Andrea, I'm sorry that this visit was not up to our usual standards. With it being our first weekend back it was exceptionally busy, with even more restrictions to deal with and an even heavier workload due to the food requirements thus making it extraordinarily difficult at the moment. With you frequenting us regularly you will know that this is a one off experience, so I hope that you will continue to visit us based on your many other regular visits that you obviously did find enjoyable!
Hi! Really glad that you loved your burger! Not sure whether you had the Rib and Flank, or the Festive Burger but we heavily suggest trying both which means that you'll have to come back and see us again to try the other one. It will be worth the trip, I promise! Cheers, Nick
Very well run, following all COVID rules but in a friendly and welcoming way.
Hi Ben, I certainly agree with you, but then I would because I run the pub! ;-) Really glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here and that you felt welcome, but most importantly that you felt safe. The staff here really do care about these things and it's wonderful to see how much it's noticed. Please do come back and see us again soon! Cheers, Nick
Lovely staff, delicious food! Great selection of beer!
Hi Faith, What a lovely review, thank you! We're ever changing our beer line up and will continue to do so in order to tick the right boxes, so do keep coming back and having a look at what's new. I'll also pass on your kind words to the kitchen and the front of house team, so that they all know what they are doing is great. Do pop back and visit us again soon! Cheers, Nick
Great atmosphere in this clean, nice ambience, stylish modern pub, very tasty good although not particularly cheap, but with very friendly staff.
The food was good, but definitely complicated than it should've been. Staff was great and drinks were good as well.
Hi SDaly, Sorry to hear you felt the food was more complicated than it should have been. The new government restrictions have caused the industry so many of these problems and we just have to step in line or face closure. I am glad though that you enjoyed all the other aspects of the business are these are things that we can and do control. Hopefully things will get better from now and the government will support us better so that we can make things easier for us and our customers. Nick
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Very happy with our experience overall. Looking forward to future visits.
Lovely food, great service
Amazing service , the staff were soo friendly and welcoming. We had lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and tastiness of the food.
Looking forward to going back.
Delicious Sunday roast! Good beer selection including a couple of local North London breweries. Staff were attentive and COVID guidelines had clearly been followed and safely implemented.
I really love this pub – the staff and the ambience are really lovely. Today we were served by Hattie who was incredibly friendly, efficient and charming.
I normally like the food – I recommend the pies – however today I had fish and chips and sadly the fish was very disappointing, tasting as if it was just deep fried mush. But the beer is nice and I’ve been there often enough to definitely go back - when everything reopens.
At first I thought the portion was a bit small, but by the end of it, it was actually quite right! With space for pudding!
*didn't have food but had to select to sub review*
We booked in advance following on from an IG Halloween post. Usually fond of the Maynard so we were looking forward to going (regardless of tier restrictions) for Halloween drinks. We even dressed up for the occasion! Ha!
I'd stated on our booking we were only going for drinks.
Upon arrival there was a relatively good atmosphere in the main area but we were led round & seated round in the quiet, soulless, boring part of the pub that's usually kept aside for diners. The main area or garden would've been much better.
We requested to move seats ASAP but our request was pretty much ignored as the guy who served us said he was going to finish his shift soon & seemingly didn't pass the message on.
We then waited an eternity for 2 over-priced mixers (the Halloween rum & ginger) to be brought over to us.
Gave it till the end of our drinks to see if we could be moved. We'd have stayed if we were...but we weren't, so we left! Yet to our surprise on the way out there were tables free (including one or two tables for 2...perfect) at the front where we asked to be sat/moved to!!
So in summary a disappointing visit. Over-priced, poor atmosphere due to being sat round the back (Zzzzz), poor service & poor communication between staff.
Servers were not attentive
Loveliest place for a roast with friends - love the lights and heaters outside as well for the colder days.
Amazing vegan roast, we will definitely come back!
Our local pub - we love it! The atmosphere, drinks and food are all great. The food is a bit expensive but good quality so we are willing to splurge every now and then. Highly recommend.
The Maynard Arms does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Maynard Arms also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8341 6283.
The Maynard Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 236 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.