Nothing short of an institution in North London: Established in 2001, Haven Bistro & Bar in Whetstone beckons with fine modern European cuisine and smart and beautifully decorated rooms. Come and try the lunch – the set menu is changed daily, making every stay at the Haven a pleasant culinary experience. Being the perfect host to your guests, the Haven Bistro & Bar offers a function room and options covering finger food or sit down as well as a buffet. And there’s good karma to spare: Haven Bistro & Bar has most recently made news for hosting a cancer fundraising event.
Julius can look back on a long and more than successful career as chef and manager of restaurants,
in England as well as abroad. His latest stroke of genius is the Haven Bistro & Bar. Situated in
Whetstone North London, his restaurant excels in all major areas of hospitality and culinary areas.
Offering you a variety of delicious modern European cuisine, the Haven Bistro & Bar is the perfect
choice for a fine night out in North London. Their lunch and dinner set menu changes every day,
thereby making every trip to the Whetstone restaurant more than worthwhile. And their tasteful
interior decoration ought to finally win them some awards.
Take a seat in their newly refurbished cocktail lounge , stay for special events such as the Jazz Dinner. Or have your own very special event at the Haven Bistro & Bar in Whetstone: The restaurant takes pride in offering you function rooms you may use for your event or celebration. The friendly and helpful staff will gladly assist you with every question you may have. The Haven Bistro & Bar also offers disabled facilities. The bar makes for a great place to have a few drinks with colleagues after work or catch up with friends.
Excellent service and delicious Saturday lunch celebrating our friend’s birthday. Fabulous floral display. Friendly staff and relaxing ambience. Great menu and good wine list. Reasonable prices.
The food is amazing and the set menu is such a bargain. But even the normal menu isn’t expensive for the quality that you get. The staff are friendly and attentive and always recognise you and make a point of coming over to say hello. The interior is outstanding and the atmosphere is relaxed. The cocktails are great and to sit in the little bar listening to the singer makes you think you are somewhere abroad.
The prices are central londonmproces but The food is excellent, the service is very good and so is the ambiance ! The only thing it’s not easy to part on a Saturday night but it’s worth going
We were very pleased with everything! Great table service and food. We all had the set menu and the portions were huge. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Took my mum for lunch at The Haven yesterday along with several other family members. Staff were friendly, polite and helpful. Restaurant decor is lovely - very spacious with high ceilings and very pleasant to be in. The food was excellent and my elderly mum (who can be extremely hard to please food-wise) said her dish of calves liver was the best meal she had ever had in a restaurant; that is a huge compliment coming from someone who is so fussy about food. The rest of us also all enjoyed our meals and we felt the food to be of a much higher standard than other restaurants we have been to. The lunch set menu is extremely good value. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will be bringing my mum back there soon.
The service was impeccable, from a lovely meter and greeted to everyone else who treated us beautifully. The menu was varied but it would have been welcoming to see some salad starters (there were two as sides) The food was really delicious, although my salmon a tad overlooked and dry, but with a little help from some olive oil, it I,priced. The one thing I was not happy about was paying £2:50 for filtered water which is from their own kitchen. I have a water filter at home and trust me it's not expensive to use. I don't mind paying for proper bottled water, but this was an insult The toilets are rather horrid. Very old fashioned and in need of modernisation. It's ghastly. The whole area does not fit in with the rest of the restaurant Is an important area which has been neglected. All in all, a pleasant evening
Very disappointed with Haven Bistro & Bar, our table was booked for 6pm, when we arrived at 6pm the restaurant was still setting up for the evening and it feel very much like we were an inconvenience. The restaurant become very noisy with a xmas party half way through our booking, it would have been appreciated if the waiting staff had advised us of the group booking or the restaurant contacted us before the day of the booking to let us know. Whilst service was good, both the starters and main course were luke warm, in all honesty I've had better food elsewhere and do not understand why the Haven receives such good reviews.
THE RESTAURANT ITSELF IS LOVELY - VERY SPACIOUS AND AIRY. UNFORTUNATELY THERE WERE A FEW ASPECTS THAT WERE NOT UP TO THE USUAL STANDARD. WE WERE THERE FOR SUNDAY LUNCH - FIRSTLY THE BOARD WITH THE SPECIALS WAS AT THE FAR END AND ONE WAS UNABLE TO VIEW SAME DUE TO THE LARGE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS COVERING SAME - WE WERE NOT TOLD OF SPECIALS - IE SUNDAY ROASTS. AS WE HAD THE TWO LUNCH SET MENU WE DECIDED TO SKIP STARTER AND HAVE A DESERT - THE WAIT WAS JUST UNDER 1 HOUR TO GET THE MAIN COURSE - WE WERE NOT TOLD POTATOES WERE NOT ACCOMPANYING THE CHICKEN WHEN THE ORDER WAS TAKEN SO HAD TO WAIT AGAIN FOR EXTRA VEG. PLEASE NOTE THE RESTAURANT WAS NOT BUSY SO ALL IN ALL IT WAS A BIT OF A LET DOWN.
The 5 of us had a fine lunch. We chose from the set menu but one guest was able to have a large portion of one of the starters for her main course. Lambs were "medium" and "medium-well" as requested. Chicken livers particularly good. Everything appropriately hot and nicely garnished. We only had 2 courses each and no alcohol but were treated with entirely polite service throughout.
Great friendly atmosphere and staff, food really terrific, although the restaurant is busy (because of its popularity) there is a definite "BUZ" in the air and it is not intrusive and adds to the atmosphere. Our second visit was on a Saturday my previous visit was a weekday, still great but not so busy. Will eat there regularly. Good value for money. Ken F