Friends Restaurant

4.5
1067 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Welcome to Friends, we are Pinner’s landmark AA Rosette restaurant.

We believe that our dishes should be created from the finest, seasonal and where possible, local ingredients. Our food and our service are a reflection of our passion for quality and excellence.

Friends is nestled in a 500 year old Tudor building on historic Pinner High Street. Our house may be old but our culinary heart is very much of today. We serve the very best of British and French cuisine.

Friends was founded over 25 years ago by Savoy trained, Chef Patron, Terry Farr. Today Stelian Scripcariu is Head Chef of Friends. Stelian has over 10 years experience and has worked at the Dorchester Hotel, Gordon Ramsay (Maze) and Bearnard Louiseau's Group.

Chef Stelian continues the standards of excellence laid down by Terry.

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1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 12:45PM
Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM

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LH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit, and it will not be the last, from the moment we walked in, until the moment we walked out, it was just perfect, it's not a cheap or mid priced place but you definitely get what you pay for, the only slight annoyance was the tip / gratituity was automatically included.

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VH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal - would certainly go back !!
Good service and nice environment

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Pleasant staff, good atmosphere but very mediocre food.

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F
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be going again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food

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Y
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was meant to be a quiet dinner for 2 and we enjoyed our food very much.

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PT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere and fine dining ... a perfect combination.
Unless you're willing to travel to Central London 'Friends' is the only restaurant for miles that prepares and serves food to this standard.
We've eaten here on a few occasions and every course served has been fantastic.

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WR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I made an oh-so belated, but most welcome return to Pinner's not-so-best-kept secret on Friday; the place was bustling with diners, clearly elated to be sampling the delights of uber-talented chef Stelian Scripcariu. Old favourites, revamped to tempt the most staid of palates, alongside innovative and novel dishes make decision making a tough call. Why can't they offer a smorgasbord of the whole lot?! Thank goodness for the option of half carafes of a number of great wines to ease me through the angst. The scallops were succulent cushions, reminiscent of many a Mediterranean enchanted evening, and the ensuing steak was as tender as an F. Scott Fitzgerald night. Now, I'm not a pudding gal, but the yogurt parfait is not to be missed in favour of an early cab home. I'm not much keen on yogurt, I don't eat blackberries, and I positively despise basil, but this little objet d'art, complete with honeycomb, is something I'll remember if I live to be 100—which is most unlikely if I keep eating as heartily as I did on Friday! Congratulations, Stelian and team (led by Maria, Pinner's second hidden gem). Keep doing what you're doing, and they will come.

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FM
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visited for mother’s day and all throughly enjoyed our visit. Food was very special and service very nice.

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k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food and great wines too. The service is absolutely spot on. In fact the chef actually comes over too!!

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friends Restaurant is in a class of its own - it has no real competition. A rare and welcoming oasis.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We hadn't been back to Friends since the change of ownership. As strangers we were greeted warmly. The menu choices had me drooling and the food was delicious. Presented in a TV Masterchef way but more meaningful portions. The chef came round to chat to customers later in the evening, a charming man and clearly an inspiration in the kitchen. Although we no longer live round the corner we will be dining there again.

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal. Food was outstanding in quality and flavour. Lovely atmosphere and good service. Highly recommend.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really fantastic service. The duck was delicious, cosy intimate atmosphere.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Well worth a visit. Service and food very good. Will go back!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had lunch with a friend. A really lovely restaurant (with tablecloths which I think really makes it) set in a lovely old Tudor style building in the beautiful High Street of Pinner. The ambiance was good, the food was good, the service was good - what's not to like about it? Nothing!

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D
London
82 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent menu, tasty food beautiful surroundings, very highly recommended

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RS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good and the service was great. The chef came out especially to greet us at the end of the meal which was a lovely touch that made our experience special.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

After finding this gem on a Google search I was excited to try it out. And it didn't disappoint. Cosy and friendly surroundings, attentive staff - although towards the end of the evening when it was busy they were difficult to come by, but it was a Sat night - and amazing food presented beautifully. Well worth the £££ for that special occasion. I'll be returning for my birthday celebrations!

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TA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit to Friends,
Food was excellent waiting staff were great and Chef came to make sure we were happy.
Will definitely return to Friends with friends.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Freinds for late Valentine’s Day dinner on Friday everything was excellent especially the wine thanks very much we will definitely be back

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GM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pre-starter was a lovely surprise and beautifully presented on a black slate plate. The bread rolls were nice and warm still and delicious. The starters of salmon and beetroot with goats cheeses was beautifully presented and delicious. The mains of spinach, pine nuts ravioli was lovely and filling. We did not have any space left for dessert. We met chef Stelian and got offered after dinner liquors which was fantastic palate cleansers just what we needed. We most certainly go back again.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

beautiful ambiance and amazing chef with a team. Loved this restaurant and the food!!!!
I will be going back.

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SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked this restaurant for Valentines dinner. The restaurant itself is lovely. The rich history of Pinner can be seen from outside and inside throughout, with low ceiling and original beams etc.
The menu was great, the food tasted awesome and the chef himself went round to each table to ask how the food was. The staff were extremely pleasant and attentive but not so much that you felt rushed at all. A beautiful meal and evening and the fact that I live around the corner from this (almost) hidden treasure means that I will definitely be back again with the wife.
Thank you so much to all at the restaurant for a lovely evening and meal.

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LD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much to the lovely staff at Friends for making our Valentines dinner so special! From the moment we walked the service was great, amazing food especially the lamb and the heart dessert. Will be come back next year for sure!

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LD
London
40 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great, classy to high end restaurant. I had a very delicate salmon starter... "fusion" style. Fantastic stone bass main. Rich and full of flavour.
Wire, reasonably priced wine list.
We were there for very busy Saturday when they struggled a bit with speed ofv service, but everyone was nice. Lucky, we were not in any hurry.
Recommended

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ND
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took a client for dinner and was extremely impressed with the quality of the food and the service.

For a lunch time meal everything was cooked fresh and to perfection.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food and service were really good. Certainly a bit pricey, but, the food was really top quality. Very disappointed that the choice we opted for wasn't on the menu, it's a limited menu but should cater for everybody. We were seated close to the stairways and could hear a lot of noises from the kitchen, so felt a bit bothered by that - if not would have made for a wonderful dining experience.

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JO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was an enjoyable meal but it was quite expensive at £144 for 4 people for lunch. Maybe that's why we were the only customers.

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and wine and friendly and attentive staff

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AL
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole evening exceeded our expectations.from front of house,who were so welcoming and professional,to the kitchen who delivered great and well thought out dishes.a lovely evening indeed.an unexpected visit from the chef at the end of the night to get feed back from us and convey his thinking and conceptions behind his dishes,was a nice touch.it is very refreshing to meet someone with so much passion,for what they are doing.we will definitely go back again.

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G
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the very beginning of entering the restaurant, my fiance and I were greeted with a friendly face. The staff at Friends restaurant were helpful friendly and added a special touch for my fiance and I's anniversary.

The food was great especially the lamb. 100percent recommended.

The atmosphere in the restaurant was peaceful and conversational. Great place to take a friend/date/older family members.

I have no complaints about the restaurant and a personal thanks to the staff and the chef's at the restaurant.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Christmas Lunch

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent and imaginative food beautifully presented. A wonderful meal celebrating birthday. Thoroughly recommend.

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JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

We wanted a great fine dining experience to celebrate a birthday. The starters were reasonably nice but the main courses were largely really tasteless. I was very disappointed with the Turkey dish and ended up leaving half of it. I thought the restaurant was extremely expensive so will definately not be recommending it.

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KE
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb service. Friendly yet discrete. Food to die for. Definitely a special place for special occassions.

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Ideal for my lunch with old friends - fantastic food, quiet although the restaurant was full, and charming service.

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A gem of a restaurant and the lunch menu is very good and at a cracking price considering the quality of the food. I guess for the young trendy lefties who would want to sit with their phones stuck to their faces then this would not be the place for them. For food boffins who want a cozy warm atmosphere with great tasting food then this is.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing service all together a lovely experience

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PB
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and the food were excellent. The starter was was outstanding. We all had the salmon main course which we quite often have when we eat out this was one of the best we have ever had. Thank you

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