Barnet is named for the Old English ‘baernet’, meaning ‘land cleared by burning’. It’s now a modern suburb of London, but Barnet certainly has a history. The Romans really dug it up here in what is now known as Barnet, scattering bits of pottery everywhere and carelessly leaving spare change all over the rolling hills that underpin the district. Contemporary residents are no longer too bothered – they’re more concerned with finding places to eat in Barnet. Geographically, Barnet forms part of Outer London, and is flanked to the north by Hertfordshire, while south towards the city Barnet gets denser. Barnet is also ethnically diverse, and this is reflected in the types of places to eat in Barnet.
If you’re looking for restaurants in Barnet it’s a safe bet to start on Barnet’s High Street, where some of the best restaurants in Barnet are to be found. To the south, High Street passes High Barnet tube station – a convenient way to visit from London – and becomes Barnet Hill. Keep going and you reach Western Parade and Greenhill Parade, where another crop of Barnet restaurants can be found. If you’re keen to explore further afield East Barnet Road takes you, unsurprisingly, to East Barnet and its excellent selection of places to eat. Restaurants in Barnet and the surrounding area, plus bars and pubs, are many and varied – Indian, Chinese, Thai, and more.