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The Bald Faced Stag, London,

The Bald Faced Stag

3.8
3.8
574 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The great ​British pub is back and it's right at the heart of East Finchley.

The Bald Faced Stag pub, on the corner of High Road and East End Road and only a 2 minute walk from East Finchley tube station, is a beautiful pub with hints of old and new creating an amazing contemporary atmosphere throughout the week. With a menu filled with seasonal specials, pub classics and Sunday roasts to knock your socks off, our dining room is a must-visit for foodies around East Finchley and Muswell Hill.

We take pride in our huge pub garden, which is available all year round thanks to our heaters and covers. Our beautiful mother tree stands proud in the center and makes for a romantic spot.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:45 am Food served Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 8442 1201

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining in our Thomas Grub function room for 20-30 people and in our dining room for up to 120. We can cater for functions from Christenings to Christmas Parties and are happy to create bespoke buffet and canape menus for your event.

  • Neighborhood

    East Finchley

  • Cross street

    East End Road

  • Parking details

    <br>We have a car park to the rear of the building.

  • Public transit

    <br>Tube; East Finchley<br /><br>Bus; 263, 143, 214, 102, N20

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 574 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Sunday Lunch

  • North London

    Great for Lunch

  • North London

    Outdoor Dining

  • North London

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Apart from not being able to offer any starters as they had run out the food was delicious and exactly as described. A great local gastro pub with warm friendly staff. Really enjoyed our evening thank you.
  2. HD

    HappyDiners

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Pleasant evening. Enjoyable meal. Particularly enjoyed the burrata starter
  3. R

    Rebekah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I personally thought the whole dining experience was great. All staff were friendly and attentive. I know it can be difficult managing larger group bookings, they did really well taking our orders and even had a laugh with us. The trio roast had run out unfortunately but we did book at 6pm so guess its understandable, went with the roast beef and it was delicious, the horseradish sauce was amazing! Really enjoyed the food and would def recommend. The layout of the pub was really nice too, we were in the dining room which was beautiful, the outside area was really pretty too... Thank you for having us!
  4. AM

    AMMm

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Unfortunately one of the worst roast dinners I have had and very expensive.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on September 8, 2022Hi AMMm, I'm sorry to hear you have had a bad experience. Could you please contact me on info@thebaldfacedstagn2.co.uk to discuss this matter further? Kindest Regards, Adele

  5. C

    Chewie

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Worst Sunday roast ever. Waited 1hr 40 mins. Alarmingly. But we did get the meal free perhaps because they knew how bad it was themselves.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on September 8, 2022Hi Chewie, I'm sorry to hear you have had a bad experience. Could you please contact me on info@thebaldfacedstagn2.co.uk to discuss this matter further? Kindest Regards, Adele

  6. NK

    NatalieK

    London

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Uninspiring, limited menu which was not well executed. The veggie burger was ok but the fries were overcooked. I didn't complain as I was with my parents and didn't want to stress them but it was not cheap, not good and we won't be going back. The waiting staff were friendly but let down by the kitchen.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on August 18, 2022Dear Natalie Than you for taking the time to leave a review. Please could you contact me on louisefawcett.gm@greeneking.co.uk Warmest Regards, Louise Fawcett, General Manager

  7. MP

    MagalieP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Enjoyed sitting in the garden. Friendly service but food just OK.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on August 18, 2022Dear MagalieP Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Please contact me on louisefawcett.gm@greeneking.co.uk Warmest Regards Louise Fawcett, General Manager

  8. JL

    JackieL

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We had 3 starters as snacks - whitebait ridiculously small portion. 9 small ready peeled prawns in Garlic Prawns @ £1 per prawn. Artichoke bruschetta was smothered in mayonnaise and lettuce like a well known burger with accompanying cheese that was off. All in all shocking food. Will not return. On the plus side, our waiter was fantastic!

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on August 5, 2022Dear JackieL, I'm so sorry to hear about this experience. I would like to discuss this with you further if you could please contact me at louisefawcett.gm@greeneking.co.uk. Warmest Regards, Louise Fawcett, General Manager

  9. L

    Lascoboy

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Decent food let down by chaotic service. Service was a bit slow to start but nothing to be concerned about. However, 2 desserts were ordered a brownie with ice cream and 2 scoops of ice cream. The pub wasn’t very busy and those desserts needed ice cream being taken from the freezer and a ready made brownie microwaved- 30 minutes later and only after saying we’d cancel the order and get the bill were desserts provided. All the individual waiting staff were very pleasant and very apologetic and without asking, removed the desserts from the bill. It seems therefore that the management is lacking. I’d go back for the quality of the food but I’d hope that the service will have improved.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on August 3, 2022Dear Lascoboy, I'm sorry to hear about this experience, I believe the manager on duty did have an issue in the kitchen on this particular night which caused a delay to the table. My Manager Adele has tried to contact you to discuss this matter further but no joy. I will continue to try and contact you or if you would like to contact me, you can reach me on louisefawcett.gm@greeneking.co.uk Warmest Regards, Louise Fawcett, General Manager

  10. D

    Disappointed

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    we booked for 7pm. First course came 40 mins after ordering. Mains arrived over an hour later. The plated food was dry, unappealing and inedible.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on July 27, 2022Dear Guest, I'm so sorry to hear of this experience, Could you please forward your contact details so that we can discuss this matter further? Warmest Regards, Louise Fawcett, General Manager louisefawcett.gm@greeneking.co.uk

  11. M

    Mefi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely Sunday roast with my partner last weekend and everything was outstanding, from service to food!

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on July 13, 2022Dear Mefi! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Sunday roast! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest Regards, Louise Fawcett, General Manager

  12. PS

    PaulS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked a table outside in the garden but when we got there we’re told we can’t sit outside even though we had a booking confirmation from opentable. Had to sit I still stead food was excellent and staff were friendly and provided us a good service.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on July 11, 2022Hi PaulS, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry you couldn't get a table in the garden when you booked. We are working to make sure this doesn't happen again. We are glad to hear that the staff were able to give you a good experience and you enjoyed the food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Adele

  13. q

    queenjo

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Birthday lunch in the sunshine. Virtually the only people there but service was super friendly efficient and food was great

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on July 8, 2022Thanks for the lovely review, queenjo Will

  14. DK

    DyanK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, staff very friendly, wouldn't certainly recommend

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on July 6, 2022Hi Dyan Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest Regards, Louise Fawcett, General Manager

  15. D

    Dave

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Unfortunately poor experience on Father's Day. Was very busy though staff looked unable to cope. Took 30 mins to get drink order (and had to ask for service) and 90 mins for food when only two of us. Food was nice and we were given 25% off without asking which was appreciated. Had better previous experiences

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 22, 2022Hi Dave, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food, and apologise for the wait. If you would like to discuss this more please forward your contact details to info@thebaldfacedstagn2.co.uk Best Wishes Adele

  16. C

    Cherrytree

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Pub for drinks is super. First time booking a table for food. Really busy, we waited 2 hours for our main courses, food was nice but cold, luckily our waitress was really nice and attentive despite the mess. Her kindness was appreciate. I think her name was Carla.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 22, 2022Hi Cherrytree, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I will pass this on to Carlla. If you would like to discuss the wait and food please don't hesitate to forward your contact details to info@thebaldfacedstagn2.co.uk Best Wishes Adele

  17. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was cold and lacking any taste, we had the Sunday roast

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 22, 2022Hi NickS, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sorry to hear that your food was cold. If you could please forward your contact details to info@thebaldfacedstagn2.co.uk so we can discuss this further. Best Wishes Adele

  18. EL

    EmmaL

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This was our second trip to the BFS for a Sunday roast, and we were definitely let down - last time was absolutely a 5* experience! Unfortunately the bar staff struggled to place our order and set up a tab (I ordered a wine by name and she couldn't figure out what it was...) and we waited well over an hour for our mains that needed to be sent back for adjustment. Everything is really tasty when it arrives, so we'd definitely be giving this a third try! Would definitely recommend sitting in the dining room if possible because the staff were all lovely.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 22, 2022Hi EmmaL, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food. We apologise for the wait on placing your order, we are currently training up new staff. If you would like to discuss this further please don't hesitate to forward your contact details to info@thebaldfacedstagn2.co.uk Best Wishes Adele

  19. KM

    KateM

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Charcuterie board arrived with several items missing, warm sour dough bread was toasted sliced white bread, food arrived in a disjoined manner and chips never arrived. Very poor service.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 21, 2022Dear Kate, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Could you please contact me on louisefawcett.gm@greeneking.co.uk to discuss this matter further? Kindest Regards, Louise Fawcett, General Manager

  20. SS

    StuartS

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely environment and decor and polite and attentive staff

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 14, 2022Dear Stuart, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Warmest Regards, Louise Fawcett, General Manager

  21. m

    meredithb

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Friendly efficient service at a busy time of day. Lots of choice on menu. Food very good and atmosphere relaxed and lovely for a leisurely Sunday lunch.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 14, 2022Hi Meredithb, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Adele

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Wedding reception happening. Didn’t realise and no notice given. Extremely loud inside and out.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Guest, I'm sorry you felt disappointed with the atmosphere at the time of your visit. Being a community focused business, we do host local weddings and gatherings from time to time. If you would like to discuss this matter any further,Please don't hesitate to contact me on louisefawcett.gm@greeneking.co.uk. Kindest Regards, Louise Fawcett, General Manager

  23. n

    nl18

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Girls Sunday lunch. Fab Yorkshires, roast beef fine, lovely gravy and nice roasties. Wasn't the hottest when it was served but service was good (kids meal came quickly). Apple crumble for dessert was disappointing, overly sweet with not enough crumble. However, the "kids table" crafts was perfect and entertained the three year old for an hour!

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 6, 2022Hi nl18, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed you girls Sunday lunch with us. We look forward to see you again soon. Best Wishes Adele

  24. DO

    DerekO

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been past a number of times and fortunately booked for Sunday lunch. Lovely staff good food overall excellent

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on June 6, 2022Hi Derek, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Adele

  25. NY

    NYLON

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Really love the stag as a neighbourhood gastropub but have to say a bit let down last night in the service. Quite slow to get our orders despite only a few diners in the dining room. Food was nice when we finally got it though.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on May 28, 2022Hi NYLON, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear your experience with us was not good. Could you please forward your contact details to info@thebaldfacedstagn2.co.uk so we can talk further. Best Wishes Adele

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    When there for a Sunday roast which I would recommend. Staff were lovely service was great!

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on May 26, 2022Hi There, I'm sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't great. If you could forward your information to info@thebaldfacedstagn2.o.uk so we could talk about this further. Best Wishes Adele

  27. l

    lamiller

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food but the portions are enormous so we always seem to waste food.
  28. AB

    ABal

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Dog friendly. Kids club available on Sundays for children over 3 years old. Good food and portion sizes.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on May 18, 2022Hi ABal, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review, We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Adele

  29. CK

    CarmelK

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was overall good- small portion size though. Service was dire. Had to seat ourselves and it took over half an hour to order our main dishes. Not sure why the service was so poor as the restaurant wasn’t that busy. I guess most staff were in the pub part as that was very busy.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on May 16, 2022Hi CarmelK, Sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't great. If you would like to talk about this more, please forward your details on to info@thebaldfacedstagn2.co.uk so we can talk further. Best Wishes Adele

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Over priced, poor quality. Ordered Steak and chips, received a limp overcooked steak , four chip. My partner ordered prawn linguine and 2 glasses of wine and the bill came to £78.00!

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on May 18, 2022Hi There. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. If you would like to discuss this further, please forward your details to info@thebaldfacedstagn2.co.uk Best Wishes Adele

  31. J

    Jessica

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for a large family group of varying ages and two dogs. Staff were extremely accommodating and welcoming. Noise level was perfect for general conversation and it's the Best roast we've had in London!

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on May 13, 2022Hi Jessica, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Adele

  32. c

    crazu4

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The roast trio was soooo good! Can't wait to come back here and have it more.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on May 12, 2022Hi Crazu4, Thank you for taking the time to to leave a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Adele

  33. JG

    JackG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Mains were great, desert wasn’t the best but overall great night.

    The Bald Faced StagResponded on May 13, 2022Hi JackG, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Adele

  34. E

    Emma

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I have been to the pub on several occasions, but on Monday, it was by far the worst experience. Food was overpriced for the portion sizes, service was terrible. We waited 45 mins for a starter and an hour and a half before the mains came. When the main food came out, it was not worth the wait and not worth the amount of money you charge for them.
  35. AB

    AlanB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great place to have Sunday lunch. Excellent portion of beef very nicely cooked pink.
  36. S

    Spongebok

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love the Kids Table. The king prawn starter was excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was slow and had to remind waitress after waiting 40 min for our mains to be served. Food quality was good But the shortage of staff let the experience down. This was in contrast to our previous experience where the food and service had been excellent. Hopefully this is a one off due to staff shortages
  38. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    In the past I’ve felt that the Stag dining room was let down a bit by friendly but slow and inattentive service. On this occasion we were served by Agnes who was excellent. The food is usually pretty good, proper roasts on Sunday, although during the week I would like to see the regular menu change a bit more often.
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    cfaulkner

    London

    123 reviews

    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Bald Faced Stag is a nice pub which serves good food. Their Sunday roasts (although there are other tempting dishes also served) are good value for money and not too large. Our waitress, Agnes, was very helpful
  40. RC

    RachelC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, good service, Amir was a great. It was a shame that, even when the restaurant was near empty, 2 dishes were unavailable

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Bald Faced Stag offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8442 1201.

The Bald Faced Stag is rated 3.8 stars by 574 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Bald Faced Stag

69 High Road, London, N2 8AB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East End Road

  • Neighborhood

    East Finchley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:45 am Food served Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    <br>We have a car park to the rear of the building.

  • Public transit

    Tube; East FinchleyBus; 263, 143, 214, 102, N20

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 8442 1201

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining in our Thomas Grub function room for 20-30 people and in our dining room for up to 120. We can cater for functions from Christenings to Christmas Parties and are happy to create bespoke buffet and canape menus for your event.

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