St John’s Wood locals are flocking to the refurbished New Inn along Allitsen Road for a taste of gastropub refinement just a short walk from the High Street and Regent's Park. Visitors from across London are finding that a swift half or a full pub lunch at The New Inn is the perfect way to start or wind down a day at Lord’s Cricket Ground. But there’s more. The New Inn also hosts regular live music and jazz afternoons, and the determined can even stay the night in this modern British pub’s five elegantly furnished boutique hotel rooms.
The new New Inn began life in 2011, when former Savoy Group landlord Nick Tyrie
and a few plucky lads decided to take over this classic British corner public house
along Allitsen Road in St John’s Wood and give it the gastropub refit. The result is a
superior drinking and dining establishment, convenient to London’s Lord’s cricket
ground and the beautiful Regent's Park. Classic pub fare like burgers and fries, and
fish and chips, are here in abundance – though several notches above average. The
New Inn’s Sunday roast is a local fixture, with lamb, beef, pork, and chicken matched
with a selection of fine old and new world wines. Spicy types get their fix midweek
with the Wednesday Curry Night, while the expert chefs mix it up every Thursday
with a weekly special menu.
The New Inn has, naturally, a reliable selection of beers and real English ales on tap, ready to be hand-pulled and savoured in this refurbished pub’s warm interior or outside on sunny days. The luxurious selections on the menu are best matched with a glass or two from the extensive wine list, but this St John’s Wood gastropub’s best kept secret is its ever- expanding cocktail menu. Upscale London cocktail bars are not the only place that do a mean mix, and The New Inn’s signature rivals Soho’s best – a float of Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Koko Kanu, Cambord, peach puree, and pineapple juice. Feeling like you’ve got ahead of yourself? No problem – The New Inn’s Allitsen Road premises double as a boutique hotel, with five stylish rooms here for you, complete with a continental or English breakfast when you wake.
Friendly services and decent food. Live jazz was amazing! Dog friendly. Spent a pleasant Sunday afternoon having Sunday roast and a couple of drinks there.
Really good food and drinks, lovely staff and we had a great time on New Years. Would recommend and definitely go back. Also really cute dogs!
Very delicious restaurant . I can suggest this restaurant to everyone. The food tastes amazing
excellent as always. Great staff, very attentive, dogs are great, lovely atmosphere, would definately recommend for lunch/dinner for all the family. Sunday lunches are the best with the jazz band
This little gem of a breakfast spot a five minute walk from either Primrose Hill Park or St John's Wood, and very dog friendly. You are welcomed by the pub dogs but after initial greetings they settle into the background so you can enjoy your meal with friends and other dog folk alike. Really cosy ambience...leather sofas, tables, chairs, benches, heaps of space to enjoy yourself, your friends, your dog, their dogs. You get the idea. Breakfast plates are ample...lots of menu options for both the carnivore and omnivore. But don't be in a hurry when you order...this is why I rated lower because the food was a good 40 minutes from ordering. Thankfully we had two coffee rounds to keep stomachs occupied. When the food arrived the initial assumption was that it may have been cool-ish, but instead all breakfast...eggs, meat, toasts, cooked and still warm and delicious. As you would expect from any self -professed surrounding "gastro" pub. Go, enjoy, eat well, hey...bring your dog, and friends.
The New Inn had their full menu plus a Christmas special menu available. Unusual for this time of year when many restaurants vastly reduce their menus. Food and drink was very good indeed. All ten of us were very pleased. Many thanks for a very enjoyable afternoon and evening.
- The staff were useless. I rang three times to confirm my booking and each time they struggled to find it. - When I turned up I sat at the bar for 30 mins waiting for the rest of my group, no one once asked if I was ok or wanted a drink. - The massive table near the sofa was a mess and the staff were just standing around at the bar doing nothing. - When I walked up to the other side of the bar to let them know I was there, there was three of them standing there talking to each other, one was eating crisps and they completely ignored me. - They had allocated me a huge table because there was supposed to be 6 people coming but we only ended up with three, when I asked to move to a smaller table the girl was like 'what's wrong with that one?' I was like we don't need such a big table for the three of us. She finally agreed to move us to a smaller one. We went and sat on the sofa while we waited for her to setup the new table. We waited half an hr and she still didn't come over to tell us it was ready. We eventually went to her and it was ready the whole time. - The food was nice but overall the service was really bad.
Relaxed and welcoming lunch, good food and portion size. Staff were great. They were very accommodating for 3 families together with babies and children ranging in ages up to 4. There are some resident dogs, in case you're not a dog person. My only improvement would be that they sort out the tipping for when paying by credit card, it seemed to get very complex with instructions from the staff on what to do with the machine which took some shine off the end of an otherwise great visit.
We made reservations for Sunday so we could assure ourselves of a table for the Sunday Roast ,,when we arrived there was no table reserved for us and the bartender had no idea what we were talking about , fortunately the place was not busy and we were shown to a table for 4.The bartender told us that there was no roast beef left but assured us that there was plenty of chicken available ,we ordered drinks and our companions ordered a cheese tray of appetizers first ,when we went to order our roast chicken (about 30 minutes) later we were told that there was non left ,,If he had told us they were going to run out we would have ordered the chicken ahead of time ,and the staff knew we were going to order the chicken in the first place as I said the only reason we went there was for the Sunday Roast. His attitude was that he could not care less, we all ordered the Bangers and mash which was very good (the only good thing about the evening)!!! I will not be back, your head bartender the one with the blue hair had a bad attitude and used the minimum amount of service that he could.
The food was excellent. The choices of the food in the menu were very appealing. The chef brought what the high end of cuisine in current and modern life capital city like Budapest or Vienna should be to very heart of North London. I wish the atmosphere of the restaurant part of the place and the clothing of the staff reflects the chef's contemporary identity and philosophy to what modern restaurant should be. Thank you and best regards. Hiroshi Kato (7th April, 2016)