Hadley House in Barnet brings together the best of British cooking, all under one roof. This High Barnet dining establishment strikes the perfect balance between casual and elegant, making it ideal for nearly any dining occasion you can think of. The service here is friendly and knowledgeable, and the restaurant space is so comfortable that you’ll feel right at home – combined with excellent food, we’d say that’s a winning combination. Found on the High Street close to London’s Hadley Green and King George’s Fields, Hadley House London is the type of restaurant that’s worth going out of your way for.
Hadley House is one of those restaurants that just works. A combination of atmosphere, service and cuisine come together to create an experience that’s tough to beat. With an all-weather garden perfect for rainy days, a children’s play area and space for groups big or small, this London British restaurant ticks off all the right boxes. It’s perfect for a family gathering or a first date, and it’s close to High Barnet underground for those travelling there from another part of town. What’s not to love?
Now, let’s move on to the best part: the food. Hadley House on the High Street offers a range of British favourites as well as Italian pasta and pizzas, salads and decadent desserts. We recommend beginning your meal here by splitting one of the restaurant’s sharing platters with your tablemates or diving straight into one of Hadley House’s salads. Next, it’s time for the main course. Our recommendation? Go for one of the massive steaks like the 8oz sirloin or 16oz T-bone with sauces like peppercorn, garlic butter or chimichurri. But don’t just take our word for it, instead, book a table at Hadley House in London's High Barnet and see what all the fuss is about for yourself.
So my partner and I moved to the area over a year ago and have tried many bars and restaurants in the area. The ‘bar and restaurant’ sign outside Hadley House had actually put us off going here as it makes the place look cheap and tacky (in our opinion that sign should go). You can’t really see inside when you walk past either and it is not clear what kind of place this is. However curiosity got the better of us and we booked a table for Saturday night. When going onto their website I was surprised to see it advertising itself as a fine dining restaurant. I would never have thought. Before attending the restaurant my partner walked past the place in the day and saw a sign outside advertising a DJ. Is it a fine dining restaurant or a pub/club??? To be fair we love both so it didn’t put us off. Our booking was early. When we arrived we were very surprised with the decor. It was beautiful!! The place was empty. The food was nice. Some better than others. I ordered the pate for start which was nice except for the chutney. It wasn’t a chutney, just a piece of fruit put in a bowl. I had to cut it up myself just so I could eat it with the pate. My partner had the salted beef which he said was nice but a bit too much mayo. For main my partner had the confit duck which was amazing and I had the sea bass which was nice but needed a sauce or something to accompany it as was a bit of a dry dish. Deserts were nice. The service was excellent and even though we were the only people there we were not bothered too much. The manager was very nice and made himself known. He made us feel welcome. Throughout the evening we were reminded a few times that there was a DJ on at 9pm and we said we’d stay and give it a go. After our meal we moved into a sofa area. A few more people had come in to eat or kid to drink although still quiet. If I’m honest the DJ was a little disappointing. For the first half hour I didn’t recognise any of the music then later every other song was something I knew but they were a bit random. The DJ looked bored. At around 10.30 we left and went to a nearby pub. I’ve given this place four stars because I actually loved it but I have no idea what it is. Is it a fine dining restaurant? Is it a bar? Is it a club? A family with two kids came for dinner later in the evening and I don’t think they were expecting a DJ to go with their nice meal. If the DJ played modern pop music we would have stayed but it was too quiet and the music wasn’t good enough. Also the DJ wasn’t well advertised in the area. Finally this place isn’t very welcoming from the outside. My partner and I would never have walked in there on a night out as it seems so closed off. We now know that you can just walk in and we will definitely come in for a drink or two in the future. We would also come back to eat. It just needs to work out what it wants to be and advertise itself to High Barnet.
Excellent food, service, ambience, background music and staff. This is a very well organised and run restaurant. We have been here four times now in the last year and will keep coming back. Thank you everyone at Hadley House. It was my 66th Birthday today and my Sea Bass was cooked to perfection. My wife had the Lamb Shank and thoroughly enjoyed her meal too. See you again soon, Mr & Mrs J & D Richardson
Very attractive décor and pleasant surroundings were let down by average food quality and value for money. My Sunday roast lunch of roast beef consisted of one average sized slice of over cooked meat with a large piece of fat attached, four small roast potatoes, one small Yorkshire pudding and a garnish of carrots and broccoli. Although this meal included a pint of lager, it was still poor value. It could be a great venue but changes to the food quality and quantity need to be addressed. The service was generally very good.