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About Friends Restaurant

Take the freshest possible ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible – even supplied by our own customers on occasion! Prepare with care and cook to mouth watering perfection. Accompany with wines from a varied and ever changing list of carefully selected New and Old World labels. Last but not least, enjoy in the warm, friendly atmosphere of Pinner’s landmark restaurant, Friends. Isn’t that what dining out should be about? We think so.

Under the guiding hand and palate of Savoy trained, Chef Patron, Terry Farr, Friends has built an enviable reputation for delivering affordable fine dining in a uniquely friendly ambience. Though we may be nestled in a 500 year old building, our culinary heart is very much of today with, a choice of a la carte or fixed price menus that combine the best of British and French cuisines, enlivened with modern combinations.

11 High Street
Pinner
London, HA5 5PJ
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, Modern European

Hours of Operation:


Tuesday-Friday

Lunch: 12pm - 2pm

Dinner: 6.30 - 9pm

Saturday Dinner: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Sunday Lunch: 12pm - 3pm

Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8866 0286

Website:
http://www.friendsrestaurant.co.uk/

Catering:


Party catering in the nearby, Historic West House for up to 50 people, subject to availability.

Parking Details:


3 car parks within 3 minutes walk, plus street parking from 6.30pm.

Public Transit:


3 minutes walk from Pinner Metropolitain Line station.

Executive Chef:
Terry Farr

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 2:00PM 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Friends Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
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Cozy (32)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Good for a Date (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Romantic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Local Ingredients (12)
Seasonal (12)
Authentic (11)
Casual (10)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food complemented with great customer service. I will return when I'm in London.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It is a fantastic boutique restaurant with just 6 tables in the main dining room. It’s very small but the food is really good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was easy to book a table at Friends and the dining experience was excellent, as expected from previous occasions. The dishes were creative and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Just the fact of going to Friends makes it a "special occasion" I eat out regularly but when I want something a bit special I choose Friends Its a bit like saving the best chocolate in the box until last !!! The staff are always excellent , the owner Terry is always discreetly attentive and very amiable and above all the food is superb . This restaurant is a little gem in the plethora of eateries in Pinner, for something a cut above the rest choose Friends

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Faultless. Warm welcome. Attentive but not too attentive staff. Great food. Great attention to detail. Great location. Really happy with everything

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was average. Food presentation was very good. Service was average nothing special considering you pay michelin prices. No wonder there were only 7 customers including us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very nice restaurant. The only issue was the rolls were not cooked.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing food, service was great. Waiters were able to answer all questions. Slightly cheaper prices than central london, but some of the best British food we have eaten! Scallops and desserts were fantastic. 3 courses and soft drinks for 2 a la carte is approx £90. Can't wait for their winter menu!!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

A very good meal. Particularly good value as we had the early evening reduction.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very enjoyable evening with good food and excelent service
Would ask for another table next time not on top of a service station
However ,seemingly it was the last booking
Would make an earlier reservation next time

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Lovely evening in this local venue. Goats cheese salad was delicious. The Terry's chocolate orange just melted in the mouth .Will definitely be coming here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Nice hot food, lovely waitress and waiter. Enjoyed the experience in a nice, cosy, mature and peaceful environment . Exceptional cuisine without the London prices! 😀

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Cosy restaurant with excellent food. Good for a peaceful evening out in pleasant surroundings.
A couple of minor points where improvements could be made.
The restaurant is needing some refurbishment, the wall next to our table was stained as was the carpet. Also our table was adjacent to a service area so I spent the evening facing fridges and a noisy dish washer. My wife was seated against a cutlery drawer and a waiter was trying to obtain knives and forks behind her, almost leaning over her while she was eating. He did try not to disturb her but this was probably the worst table in the establishment and probably should be removed.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My past experiences of eating here with my family and friends were always excellent. On this occasion it was below par and was okish. The welcoming and service was very good, food ok and options of beers limited with no larger; the two beers I tried out of the 3 were good though. We will return and hopefully return to its excellence again.

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 (London)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food with real attention to detail on the menu. Slightly disappointed that the waiter failed to recommend which wine to select with a particular dish when questioned but overall a good experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

This was a first visit to this restaurant. We were very impressed with our lunchtime food, well prepared and very good in quality and with pleasant courteous service. We will return for evening dining on another occasion.

G.V. C.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good service. Tasty food. Reasonable amount of choice on menu. Nice touch by kitchen to recognise birthdays by piping happy birthday in chocolate around desserts without prompting

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great restaurant. Went for dinner with a friend. First time and will certainly be back.
Great welcome, staff very helpful and friendly. Food was fabulous. Great selection of wine
A Must. Thank you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The Friends Restaurant was very good, the food excellent & the staff were friendly & very helpful. The only drawback is the early closing, although they did not rush us, but the closing time was always at the back of our mind. The starter of scallops was Devine & the loin of pork was tender & excellent in taste. Most of our party had dessert & enjoyed that too. Overall the dining experience was just fantastic & David the manager was very helpful. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Both members of staff that we interacted with were very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and drink that were being served. The food was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

I love this restaurant and have always had excellent food and service. The only small criticism this time was not being able to choose from the al a carte menu at lunch time

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food and friendly service from the proprietor, Terry. We come here regularly and will come again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We booked for our wedding anniversary meal, mentioned this when they rang me back to confirm the booking - and they decorated our dessert plate with 'Happy Anniversary' which was a lovely finishing touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our food, t he menu was very varied. Taste and presentation of the dishes was wonderful. And the service, very attentive, not intrusive and we really like the fact we had some time between courses (maybe because they were busy? But whatever the reason it was lovely). The wine list is very good, we enjoyed a Picpoul at £24.95 which we thought very reasonable. We sat upstairs in the lovely listed building (husband banged his head more than once on nails/hook in the black beams, will ask for a different table next time lol!). Will definitely visit again and hope to take advantage of their 25% off (book by 7pm Tues - Sat, or Sunday? - great value).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very good unplanned night out. The food was excellent and added up to fine dining

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent evening.Only critism was that service was slightly too wuick

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent restaurant, great service and brilliant food

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Amazing place that was recommended by a friend. Food was delicious, staff very welcoming
Highly recommended for those special moments you want to celebrate.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Friendly welcome and immediately shown our table, which was just what we wanted in a quiet corner. Vert attentive service and advice given when asked on the menu. Good and interesting choice. The meal was excellent - hake for my wife, pork for me. The most interesting was the pudding. Delightful presentation, almost too good to eat! My advice - leave room for everything it really is a treat.

Value certainly and I am so pleased to visit somewhere outside of London were the pace of the life is much gentler, the quality of the food amazing and most of all the owner and staff are superb.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Absolutely perfect in every way! Excellent service and amazing food. Will definitely be returning. Cannot fault it in any way - a little gem!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Never disappointed with the service or food. I always feel well looked after, tastebuds have been stimulated and I come away feeling relaxed and having enjoyed the time. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food and service was very good. When they asked if we wanted water as well they included the option of tap water which was excellent. The waiters are knowledgeable about both the food and the legislative requirements. The only thing we disliked is the 12.5% service charge added to the bill. Although payment of it is not compulsory it would be much preferable if it were omitted and you pay what you want.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Overall we had a lovely meal there were small elements that were not consistent with the general standard such as defrosted doughy rolls and frozen carrots that were very soft and spongy. As the ret of the mal was excellent these were our only faults.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on July 14, 2017

the only fault I could find was that steak was not cooked enough it was too chewey I could not eat it all

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent. Great service and great food. Was my first experience of haggis as it's not normally on any menus and for me even though it was a starter was the star of the show

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A lovely place to eat, with family and friends on a lovely Sunday afternoon

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It was a very warm Saturday lunchtime when we visited Friends for the 1st time, but they had the fans on and were keeping it as cool as possible. We were the only customers at 13.00 but by the time we left there there were two other tables of guests. It is a delightful old school restaurant but our waiter was very polite and easy going. It was the set lunch menu only but to be fair with plenty of options and good value food. However be warned as with every other restaurant who offers a cheaper set menu that the xtras virtually double the bill. In our case one cocktail a glass of red wine and two coffee's double our bill to over £80.00!! But the food is very good!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on June 9, 2017

A very good friend spent the day with me on Friday, 9th June for the specific reason of her visiting the new William Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner and following that visit, there was no debating as to where we might have lunch - of course Friends' Rest in the High Street. We had a splendid time, 1st class service and food and of course a return visit is a "must" in the future. My friend has written her own review on Trip Advisor.. One little suggestion: we felt the overall experience would have been even more enhanced with some very discreet background pleasant music.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Pre-FA Cup Final lunch.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We went to Friends on a week night. The food was lovely - especially the desserts, which were not only the best we have had for a while, but also beautifully presented. The service was friendly but still gave us the space to enjoy our meal peacefully. A lovely experience.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Absolutely delicious lunch. As always! Lovely choice of food. Beautiful restaurant for everyday and special occasions.

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