London’s leafy rural village of Highgate houses the worst-kept gastropub secret, which is the Red Lion and Sun.
The Red Lion and Sun has been the site of a pub since the sixteenth Century and has earnt a reputation as the neighbourhood ‘go to’ for great food. The pub is a melting pot of local’s who can’t be bothered to cook, alongside those looking to have a blow-out on oysters and wine from their extensive list.
The pub has dubbed its menu as “rustic modern British pub food” with all meats supplied by Highgate Butchers with all other produce carefully sourced from respected producers, locally wherever possible.
Takeaway fish and chips is also offered every day from noon until 10pm, meaning locals always have somewhere to grab some great grub, no matter what time of day.
The daily changing menu relies heavily on a team of chefs that work with the freshest ingredients to produce a wide range of staples.
An all-season pub, you’ll either be looking to secure a place near the wood burner inside or a comfy spot to relax in the garden with some seafood and explore what is widely recognised as one of London’s best wine lists.
The pub’s interior is refreshing, some would say a New England boathouse feel with white walls and light wood furniture.
On a Sunday you’d be forgiven for thinking that the whole of North London descend on the pub. Sunday’s have become something of an institution at the pub, it’s the busiest day of the week, with tables scarce and the four types of roast dinners taking the lead role.