Local Eats: The Bull in Highgate, London

16 August 2015


Last Saturday night me and the fam headed to a pub very much local to us for dinner. We've eaten at The Bull many a time and the food is always delicious and the front pub garden always Instagram-worthy. It is the first in a long line of pubs that run up North Hill in Highgate, and they brand themselves as a gastro pub and brewpub as they have installed their own microbrewery in the building - believing that the heart of a great pub is amazing beer. 

So we grabbed ourselves a beer when we got there and sat in the beautiful garden. With a drool-worthy menu it was quite difficult choosing what to eat, so we took our time outside before taking up our reserved table inside. Underneath each dish is a recommendation of which beer/ale/cider would best accompany it... how nifty is that? The pub always seems to be buzzing, and was a especially busy that night, so if you want to head down there on the weekend for a meal I'd recommend booking a table. 


The service there is impeccable and we were well looked after by the staff. The decor inside is also very homely and welcoming. Unfortunately here is were the quality of my photos goes a bit downhill, as we were sat by candlelight in the low-lit eating area. 

To eat I opted for The Bull Burger, which was served with bacon, smoked Applewood cheddar, chorizo jam, homemade chips and a side of mayo. The more you read this blog, the more apparent my love for chorizo will become, and I have to admit that this is the best burger I've had in a long while (and that says a lot as I order burgers 75% of the time when I eat out). The homemade chips were also divine. 

My dad and sister both opted for the Rib-Eye of Angus Beef which came again with the heavenly chips, garlic and herb better and cress. My mum chose the Beer Street battered haddock and chips, and this is served with minted mushy peas, tartare sauce and lemon. Now she has this every-time she comes here, so I think that's a testament in itself for just how good it is.

Me and my sister split the Whole Roasted Peach dessert that comes with lavender syrup, Bo-chi lycée sorbet. This was an interesting and refreshing dessert, and quite different from anything I've had before. 

Overall it was an enjoyable evening filled with great food, so if you are ever in North London or nearby, I'd strongly recommend giving The Bull a visit. 

Charlotte x

64 comments

  1. Wow! The Bull Burger looks incredible!!

    Mary Kate

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    1. It really was amazing! I need to go back again soon because the burger was so so delicious :) x

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  2. this looks awesome! and now i'm hungry cx

    hannie,
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    1. ah glad you liked this post! I was partially drooling over my keyboard as I wrote this post - so I know how you feel haha xx

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  3. I been following your blog for a while now and I love it !!! You are doing an amazing job keep it up :)

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    1. Aw that's lovely to read Jade! Thank you for your kind words :) x

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  4. That's a lovely place to have a cosy dinner. I'd surely visit next time I'm there.

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    1. It really is such a cute place to eat! I want to try out their Sunday Roast next - glad to hear that you'd love to visit :) x

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    1. It really is as lovely as it looks! I can't recommend the pub enough, definitely give it a visit if your ever in North London :) x

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    1. I made myself so hungry just by writing this post! I didn't try any of the steak, but if the beef in the steak was anything to go by, I'm sure it was delicious :) x

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  7. Such a cute little place! The setting looks so pretty and when paired with delicious food, there is little to complain about <3

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    1. It really is such a cute place with all its fairy lights and flowers outside, and cosy interiors! You're right there is so little to complain about this place. Thanks for reading Georgia :) x

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  8. Wow what a pretty restaurant! I love the flowers everywhere. And that food looks delicious :)

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    1. It really is such a pretty pub! I always seem to take endless amounts of photos of the flowers and fairy lights when I'm there. The food really was delicious as it looks :) x

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  9. wow. that pub looks pretty and the food does too. some good pub food is always a winner.
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    1. The pub really is the prettiest in my area and the food is so so good! I agree, sometimes a good gastropub can beat a fancy restuarant for food. Thanks for reading :) x

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  10. Very nice. Would love it if you could check out my newly launched Holiday Style Diary!
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    1. It really is a little gem in Highgate! Thanks for stopping by :) x

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  11. This place looks beautiful! Will definitely keep it in mind net time I'm down in London x

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    1. It really is the prettiest pub in my area, so when you are next in North London I'd really recommend you go! Thanks for reading Ruby :) x

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  12. The food does look good, but I am so impressed with how this is decorated. So not like a typical pub!

    Annabel ♥
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    1. It really was delicious! It definitely is prettier than your average pub - I definitely recommend checking it out :) x

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  13. Great photos and the food looks absolutely delicious!! I'd most likely go with the rib eye of Angus beef :D x

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    1. Ah thank you! The food was amazing and I'm getting hungry just thinking of the food. Thanks for reading Jenny :) x

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  14. This looks and sounds amazing, yum!

    xx Kelly
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    1. It really is such a pretty pub and the food was so so good! Glad you enjoyed this post :) x

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  15. How & I supposed to eat healthily when bloggers post delicious looking food like this??! Looks like a nice place too, I like it when places recommend the type of drink to go with the meal. It’s a nice effort.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Haha well I think its important to balance food, and have days were you don't think about how healthy food is and eat what you enjoy! It is such a lovely place and it is so nice that they recommend a drink for every dish. You're welcome and thank you for reading :) x

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  16. Wow that burger looks delish! This place looks really nice, I'd definitely go there if it was in my neighbourhood.

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    1. The burger was amazing, I'm craving it now just thinking of it! It is such a lovely place to go for a meal or drink. Thanks for stopping by :) x

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    1. It really was! I feel like I'm craving it again already :) x

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  18. Oh my god, the burger looks heavenly. Literally love food posts. Keep em' coming haha.

    Zoha xx - Zoe and Tima

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    1. Haha ah I'm so glad that you enjoyed this! I have another restaurant review/food-based coming on Sunday so stay tuned if you like that sort of thing Zoha :) xx

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  19. That flower wall/arch is so absolutely stunning! I just adore those colours. This place looks so charming. The food looks delicious, but my goodness, nothing beats superb service, huh?! x

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    1. The flowers really are beautiful and I loved how they've wrapped fairy lights around it as well! The place really is charming and the food was incredible. So true, you really can't beat good service :) x

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  20. This sounds really delicious! (and your photographs look great too!).
    Interesting that you say it's such a good burger because they're what you normally order - it must be a good one! I had my best ever burger in Cambridge, but I'm a bit of a connoisseur too! ;) (Or so I like to think!).

    Your dessert looks so interesting...i've never heard of anything like it! Lovely!

    Flora
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    1. It really was and thank you! It definitely stood out amongst all the burgers I've had and I am starting to consider myself a bit of an expert by now... oops. Yeah, this was the first time I've tried anything like it. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this post :) x

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  21. What a sweet little place! There are plenty of places like this to eat in my local/surrounding areas as well - the cosy vibe is perfectly to enjoy dinner at. Wonderful review! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. It really is such a cute place and you're so right, it seems to make eating out so much more enjoyable with a relaxed and homey vibe. Thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed this review :) x

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  22. Looks like a lovely spot! I've never had a whole roasted peach before, that sounds delicious! :)

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    1. It really is such a lovely spot! This was the first time I've tried it and I really enjoyed it, so I would definitely recommend this desert. Thanks for checking out my blog :) x

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  23. This is so helpful, I am coming to London in September and I was looking for good places where to eat, I'll probably try it, the food looks delicious!

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    1. Ah its so nice to read that you want to try out this place! Its a little out the way from the hustle and bustle of the city, but its nearby the famous Hampstead Heath and Hampstead is a lovely area to explore too. The food really was delcious and I'm so glad you enjoyed this post :) x

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    1. It really is a cute little place! Thanks for reading :) x

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  25. I love heading to cosy pubs at the weekend and this one sounds and looks lovely! I'll have to pay a visit when I'm next in London :)

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    1. Me too! Ah I'm glad you like the look of it enough to go, I couldn't recommend it enough :) x

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    1. Aw thank you so much, that's so nice to read :) x

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  27. Love your photos! This place looks so pretty and the food looks delicious x

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    1. Thank you so much Alina! The food was amazing and I don't think I've been to a prettier pub. I'd really recommend it, if you are ever in the area :) x

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  28. Great review, it looks really pretty there and the food looks delicious! x

    Summer, The Twins Wardrobe

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    1. Thanks you so much Summer! I think its the prettiest pub I've ever been too and the food was so good :) x

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  29. this place looks adorable!! and nothing beats homemade chips <3 xx

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    1. Ah I'm glad you think so too! You're so right, I love homemade chips and these were amazing. Thanks for taking the time to comment on and read this post :) x

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  30. it looks like a really cute place, love all the flowers!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. I think its the cutest and prettiest pub I've ever set foot in! The flowers and fairy lights outside are just gorgeous aren't they? :) x

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  31. The food looks gorgeous! Loved this post! :)

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    1. That's so lovely to read - I'm glad you enjoyed this post! The food was amazing, if only you could capture taste in a photograph haha :) x

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  32. Oooo!!! I really like the look of this restaurant, the food looks pretty yummy!!xx

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    1. Ah I'm glad you like the look of it! The food was delicious, I couldn't recommend it more :) x

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