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500 Restaurant

782 Holloway Road, London N19 3JH, England
+44 20 7272 3406
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“rabbit” (24 reviews)
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“antipasti” (10 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
782 Holloway Road, London N19 3JH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was small and quite since we visited on Friday evening. Candles on the tables (no tablecloth though) and we love candles, but the lighting overall was very poor. Service was friendly and attentive enough, but as I said there were less then 10...More

Thank bloomfieldroad
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Booked online using their app which was very useful and they emailed to confirm the reservation. On the day itself they sent a SMS to reconfirm. We availed of the early bird menu options which was a pasta and starter or starter and main course...More

Thank KerryGirl_14
Reviewed 5 August 2017

As soon as the bread board arrived I knew this was going to be poor. Dry, tasteless bread . Taste wise The food was OKish but nothing outstanding, The main dishes however let the place down. Portion sizes are fairly small. This used to be...More

7  Thank ekyfalcon
GiorgioPili, Owner at 500 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear about your disappointment. However, our way of working hasn't changed since April 2008, when we opened. Our chef still comes early every day to prepare the bread (I'm sorry you find it "poor", dry and tasteless) and the whole mise en place...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

I've been to this restaurant many times and can say it is consistantly excellent in all respects. The quality of food, the friendly service, the excellent wine list, it's one of those places that I will definitely visit over and over again. The menu is...More

Thank zoothornrolo
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I took my partner to 500 for the first time and he loved it. Great food, great service and the chef came to ask if we had enjoyed our dishes. My gnocci with shaved truffle was outstanding.

Thank mirandap870
Reviewed 21 July 2017

It is very difficult to see from the outside as it is mostly hidden by a tree from the road and the outside is very bland. But once inside you find yourself in a very busy restaurant. The tables are fairly close to each other...More

Thank Tony_Glazier
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The food was really good and the usual pasta and pizza dishes absent from the menu. I had lemon sole after sharing a starter platter.The wine list is quite extensive for a small on street restaurant in Archway and the staff are very helpful providing...More

Thank hedleyk
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The place is small so you need to book in advance and preferably find a time that isn't too busy. The food is seasonal and freshly cooked, not your standard Italian restaurant menu. Good for tasty Mediterranean food, particularly specialities from Sardinia. Trust the advice...More

Thank Roberto-Battista
Reviewed 28 May 2017

As soon as the bread board arrived I knew this was going to be poor. Dry, tasteless bread that looked vey unappetising and was unappetising. Main pasta course was over cooked and really not vey pleasant. One would expect an Italian restaurant to get the...More

2  Thank 449Louise
GiorgioPili, Owner at 500 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We do honestly take into accounts complaints when they are constructive. This becomes an offence to our hard work though. Chef comes early every day to prepare the bread which you describe as unappetising. Bear in mind that at 500 you get our fresh made...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Finding ourselves in Archway one Friday late afternoon having enjoyed an extended ramble from Muswell Hill through Highgate my partner and I searched known food guides for a restaurant to end a pleasant day. The 500 restaurant was mentioned by several and following a quick...More

Thank Michael M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 Holloway Road, London N19 3JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7272 3406
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