Review on The Clissold Arms

Fans of the Kinks will know that the legendary rock band played their very first live gig in this Muswell Hill boozer, The Clissold Arms - although they probably wouldn't recognise the place now. Following a major overhaul, the Clissold Arms has become a dedicated follower of food fashion, morphing into an up-to-the-minute gastropub serving unpretentious food to a clued-up young crowd.

The kitchen sends out hearty starters such as carrot and wild garlic soup or pan-roast quail with Puy lentils and caramelised onion, ahead of mighty fish pies, pot-roast poussin with black pudding and barley risotto, Middlewhite pork loin and fillet of wild sea bass with shaved fennel, Jerusalem artichokes and roast vine tomatoes. Desserts are mostly hits of yesteryear - rhubarb and apple crumble, lemon meringue pie and such like. Tip-top real ales and some gluggable wines satisfy the thirsty hordes.

The Clissold Arms is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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Gastro pub


Reuben Gould

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.00pm Mon-Sat (9.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Clissold Arms

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 135 covers
  • Family Friendly


WiFi is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Clissold Arms
115 Fortis Green
Muswell Hill
North London
N9 9HR

Nearest tube station: East Finchley

Customer Ratings on The Clissold Arms

5  / 5

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  • avatar
    January 2018

    4 people found this review helpful
    Excellent food lovely decor great service !

    Went to the Clissold Arms with a party of 60 people the food was amazing from our starters to the main course and desserts. Nothing but compliments from all my guests who attended the party, i was amazed to see some England footballers who play for various premier league clubs with their wife's and kids enjoying their food and having fun ! Great atmosphere and great service i recommend to everyone having a party , family going for a bite to eat or even if your going for a quiet drink decor is very nice, the outside garden brilliant and all staff and management were very dedicated and very polite very well run restaurant thank you for a great time i will recommend to all my friends and family and all my guests that attended will also recommend and we will all be coming back their more often Great Place !

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