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The Landseer

by Krista

The landseer 

The Landseer
37 Landseer Road
N19 4JU 

Date of Last Visit: Sunday, January 18th, 2009

The Victims: Gerry, Ben

The Damage: Less than £20 for some beer and a bowl of French onion soup.

The Background: I wrote a while back about how I thought 2009 would be the year of playing games in pubs. So it was that I found myself on a Sunday afternoon at The Landseer in Holloway with my bag of tricks. I convinced Gerry and Ben to play Quiddler and despite Gerry's dislike of word games, she managed to kick all of our butts big time until I squeaked ahead in the last possible round!

The Entrance: The Landseer has a lot of big windows. On a chilly but sunny Sunday like the 18th, this really makes it the most perfect place to hang out it. Really, it was lovely.

The Service: Super congenial. Someone had definitely taken their happy pills.

The Food: I ordered French onion soup and some chips. The French onion soup was pretty bad. Gloupy in a bad way. And there were lots of little sticks in it. Like someone had thrown in the twigs from a lot of old bay leaves.The chips were nice though…nice shoe-stringy frites.

Landseer french onion 

The Verdict: Go back for the windows. And the frites. Also, they have pretty much ALL the Sunday papers, which makes it a nice place to while away a few hours.

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Tom H February 4, 2009 - 12:13 pm

Heh, you know Ben & Gerry. What are the chances. Actually, I’ve no idea, as I’ve no idea how I came across your blog. Could have been on Gerry’s reccomendation 🙂

The best thing I found at the Landseer was a rather excellent Bloody Mary – perfect for the Sunday morning after the night before. Makes dealing with the Sunday supplements a mite more entertaining too.

Lizzie February 4, 2009 - 12:54 pm

I thought of your blog when I saw a couple playing backgammon in a West London pub last Sunday…

Gourmet Chick February 5, 2009 - 10:09 am

What is going on with that French Onion soup? The crouton with the cheese just looks so wrong! At least you had board games to entertain you I suppose…

James Bliss April 30, 2009 - 12:41 pm

Rude staff.

Poor food.

Very expensive

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