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About The Old Dairy

The Old Dairy is literally just that. Built in 1890 it was originally the site of a dairy and certain features within this huge pub such as the exposed brick walls, the steel girders and the magnificent etchings on the Crouch Hill side are evidence of its previous life. It has been restored into a quite magnificent pub with a new room to discover at every turn.

The Old Dairy
1-3 Crouch Hill
London, N4 4AP
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
English

Hours of Operation:

Lunch
Mon - Fri: 12pm - 5pm
All Day Menu
Mon - Sat 12pm - 10pm
Sunday Roast
Sun: 12pm - 9pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7263 3337

Website:
http://www.theolddairyn4.co.uk/

Public Transit:
Crouch Hill overground station

Finsbury Park tube station then W7 Bus

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Treat your mum this Mother's Day

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Specials

Treat your mum this Mother's Day

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Details

Happy Mothers Day

The Old Dairy Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
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Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (4)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice pub :) I recommend it to everyone who wants to have a nice night :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Friendly local pub with tasty food and wide range of choices including good vegetarian options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The dairy is consistently a good place to dine and the menu offers something or everyone. I really like the choice of wines on offer and there is a good selection of beers to choose from

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 (London)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great local pub. Lots of different spaces to sit. Although it's a big pub it still has a cosy feel. Good food and attentive service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always have a good night out at the Old Dairy. Nice mix of cosy and space to move and the wine and food are great.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A busy venue where one had to avoid the large sports screen showing football. The Sunday lunch was mediocre. As a starter, I had a portobello mushroom that was surrounded by wilted vegetables. By wilted, I make no reference to the culinary process involved. They were old, as was the radish that sprawled alongside my dining companion's harissa hummus. I had chewy beef that consisted of far too much fat and gristle. Not to be recomended.

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 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a very enjoyable evening here - nice food and service. We’ll go again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Sunday roast and wider menu was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Friendly people, nice space, good food - sorted! B--)

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Highly recommend Sunday roast! Was delicious! Amazing food and great value! Chicken and beef were cooked to perfection!
And super delicious desert!
Would definitely come back again

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Awesome! One of the best Sunday dinners I've had. Didn't mind the price at all. There was football on in the bar but nobody was being loud and we didn't hear a thing while eating. Love this place

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Lovely pub with really good food and in a friendly setting. Nice for an occasion or just a few drinks. Very cosy inside. Friendly stuff. Good choice of various drinks. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We ate in the restaurant as on Monday evening you can take your own wine. It had not been explained to me beforehand although I had spoken to them twice about the booking that you have to take one bottle between two and all eat main courses. In fact it as was fine as three of us shared one bottle, one person took a bottle which was less than half full and the other two took their bottle home unfinished. As long as you have the right number of bottles on the table it doesn't seem to matter. (This seems as if we are not drinkers - we had already sat in the bar with purchased wine!)

The people who had fish and chips were disappointed - apparently it was not as good as remembered. The mushy peas were just a sloppy purée in a bowl. One person had fish with spices - very good. Two others had spa salad - delicious with lots of fruit, crunchy chickpeas, avocado.

The waitress was a bit officious to begin with over the wine but then was very charming and helpful throughout the rest of the meal.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Booked a table for 6 people for 6pm on a Thursday, post matinee at the Park Theatre. Was rated by all as excellent - the spacious pub, spacious separate dining areas (with chandeliers!), the friendly & efficient staff, and the well-presented and very tasty food! Highly recommended.

Tags: Live Sports, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Simply the best. The Old Dairy never disappoints. Food is great and so is the wine list!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had starters which were nice but the main steak meal was not great. The potatoe brick was unappealing as was the marrow bone ( the dog enjoyed that later).
The steak was not great quality.

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 (London)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We wanted great fish and chips and got great fish and chips.
The Old Dairy is a staple go too place when you want some good, wholesome, well prepared and presented food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2016

our evening was lovely- the food was outstanding and would definitely go back again - hopefully very soon!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Maybe just a bad night...but it was a bad night. Hopelessly slow, mediocre food. Waitress did her best and it wasn't her fault. Won't be back.

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 (London)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The dining room here has just had a refurb... its really lovely. the food was fantastic, lovely service, great place... and there was a DJ on the Sat night playing the best 70's 80s and 90s stuff, so we danced off our meal after!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Unfortunately I didn't get to eat at The Old Dairy as by the time my table became available (6:00pm on Sunday evening) I was told that there wasn't a guarentee that my family could be fed as they had run out of almost everything on the menu!!!! I thought the barman was joking when he told me this when I arrived at 4:00.
This is a great place to meet for drinks but I wouldn't trust the restaurant again as they obviously don't order enough food to cover the bookings they accept. Also, just to warn you one (rude) member of the staff informed me that all bookings via Open Table have been suspended, even though you will receive confirmation and will be on their table plan.
The upside to my visit was a very helpful member of staff telephoned and booked us a table at the Italian restaurant a few doors away. I recommend you go to after a drink at The Old Dairy this place as food and service was absolutely perfect

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Love coming here with friends for a relaxing time with delicious food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on October 2, 2016

The Old Dairy is a good pub, the roast is good but they sell out too quickly which is annoying when most people seem to book!

The roasties are also hit and miss, I've been a few times now and they have been great but also sometimes they've obviously been sitting around for a while.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 25, 2016

I enjoyed my lunch at the Old Dairy. There was an issue with us being overcharged on the bill for a meal belonging to another table, but it was rectified without difficulty once we pointed it out to our waitress.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Great food!! This place never disappoints!!

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 (London)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Tasty sunday dinner. Not too noisy in the restaurant.

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 (London)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Really happy with this restaurant food and service always really good

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 (London)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Food is always amazing as is the service. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Consistantly good choice of food and friendly amiable staff. Great wine list and delicious desserts.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on January 9, 2016

A friend of mine recommended a visit to Old Dairy a while ago and I was so looking forward when we finally decided to try it out.
Entering the venue, the atmosphere is really warm and welcoming and I was looking forward to a nice dinner, but unfortunately I was let down.
The starter was quite nice. For my main I ordered a sea bass risotto and it was the blandest risotto I have ever eaten. The rice was overcooked, drowned in oil, no flavour at all. The sea bass was over-done, and dry. I did not finish my meal, and I was sorry when I was not asked by our waitress how come my plate was still full when she came to empty our table.
All in all I was left feeling deflated and I will not be going back.
I would recommend the venue though, if you are looking for a nice place to have a drink or 2 with your friends.

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 (London)·Dined on January 9, 2016

The Old Dairy consistently stands up as the best gastro pub in this area with great food and drink. A beautiful building with a welcoming restaurant area which has very comfortable, large booths - my favourite, and good for a six person party. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. I'd definitely recommend as a the place to go to for a special meal out, or just a good pint.

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 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Spacious, speedy service and friendly staff all made for a lovely sunday lunch with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 17, 2015

I love the decor and size of The Old Dairy so was keen to try out their dinner menu with some family who had come to stay. Our first choice wasn't available unfortunately and then when the food came it was slightly disappointing. The burger was good but the cod was very plain and the duck salad had hardly any duck in for a main. Overall, wasn't impressed by the food but would return for drinks in the bar as I like the size and space of the venue.

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 (London)·Dined on September 27, 2015

They called in advance to let us know that they had run out of something in the menu, and when we arrived early they let us sit immediately and were very friendly and helpful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 27, 2015

The food was nice and the staff were very attentive and polite.

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 (London)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Excellent food, much better than expected. Let down only slightly by occasionally confused (but well intentioned) service and our table being rather too close to a busy staff doorway.

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 (London)·Dined on July 31, 2015

I love The Old Diary and it never disappoints! Have been for dinner many times with family and friends, the food is always delicious and the service always friendly.
Beautifully decorated - you can sit in the back which is quieter or in the long booths out front. The menu is always changing and everything I have tried has been great from the huge fish and chips, smoked haddock fishcake and the absolutely yummy lamb.
Great choice of reasonable wines and craft beers and a good selection of desserts to finish things off....if you have room!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on June 13, 2015

Another faultless meal at the Dairy, thank you very much!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 5, 2015

Very much worth a visit, it might seem a little more expensive than some pubs in the area but there is a good reason for that, the food here is really very very good

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 (London)·Dined on May 7, 2015

Very nice food and pleasant service. I dislike places that automatically add tip, however, but that is the only real negative. Would go back definitely.

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