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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Heartwarming French bistro fare in an old timbered house

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Occupying a 500-year-old timbered building in Betjeman's suburban Metro-Land, the decor is intimate and rather romantic, with a low-beamed ceiling and contemporary black seats at linen-clothed tables. Still going strong after 25 years in business, Friends’ devoted local fan base turns up for top-grade meat and fish handled with skill and sound modern thinking. Seared scallops with parsnip purée, black pudding crumble, crispy bacon and truffle foam opens strongly, then cod supreme is boosted by steamed spinach, poached egg, mussels, caviar and saffron sauce. A delightful summery finale brings yoghurt parfait with pistachio crumble, meringue and fresh strawberry with basil & lime.

What's on offer?

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Stelian Scripcariu

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 41
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • Starter from: £5.75
  • Main course from17.95
  • Dessert from: £6.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £19.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £23.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • Off-site parking available: Nearby car parks

Getting here

M25 junction 17 then via Northwood to Pinner. 2 minutes walk from Pinner tube station.

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