Food for FoodiesWent to Friends with my wife and had a great experience, shown to the table by the owner who spent time to explain the wines and ended up choosing the English white which was great (nice to see English restaurants stocking English wines). The food was amazing and cooked to perfection. This restaurant is all about the food and drink, what a good restaurant is all about, the service is also of the best quality.17/05/2013 00:00:00Greeeeaaaat PlaceFriends is a lovely place if you want fine dinning. Who think of putting a poached egg on top of a Haggis cake surrounded with whisky source. Yummy! And their menu is always changing. Peter14/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely restaurant with beautifullyLovely restaurant with beautifully presented food that tasted lovely. Could not fault the service at all. Perfect venue for a birthday treat.14/05/2013 00:00:00A Must for Foodies!!Fantastic food at Friends in Pinner!! Fresh produce..wonderful combinations of flavours...beautifully presented..desserts are a AMAZING!!! This restaurant should not be missed & the service is first class!!10/05/2013 00:00:00Fabulous placeFound the place on the Michelin guide website and wasn't disappointed. Both my fiancé and I had a lovely time, and the service was simply very good, without being over intrusive.
Waiter was most helpful in finding us a local pub for a 'cleansing ale' afterwards.
All in all, a fabulous place.10/05/2013 00:00:00what a great placehave been to this restaurant many times before but as always the food and servive are excelent07/05/2013 00:00:00Friends restaurant is a littleFriends restaurant is a little gem. The ambiance and the service combine with the quality of the food to make for a very special evening.03/05/2013 00:00:00FriendsGreat food and atmosphere, lovely old building in very beautiful old high street of Pinner. Highly recommended.27/04/2013 00:00:00Brilliant as alwaysI go to Friends for special occasions & celebrations, and it is always wonderful. Great choice on the menu and food & service are always first-class. Excellent value for money.27/04/2013 00:00:00amazing food and friendly staff!Wanted to go somewhere special for my birthday and Friends didn't disappoint. This was my first visit and I will definitely be going back. Lovely attentive and helpful staff. Would especially recommend the duck main which was amazing. I read reviews saying that the food was just as good as at any restaurant in town and its true!27/04/2013 00:00:00A terrific findHad a fabulous 3 course set menu in a party of 4. Excellent service, confident but not over the top. .great menu and atmosphere.27/04/2013 00:00:00Good service and valueExcellent lunch in this cosy restaurant. The special risotto starter with seafood was excellent24/04/2013 00:00:00Treated like friends at FriendsReturning to dine or lunch at Friends is always like meeting dear friends after too long an absence, because that is how you are treated. The welcome is warm and sincere, the service impeccable, the food superb and the value beyond compare. And all in a beautiful, historic building that radiates warmth and charm.
If you have never been, you are denying yourself a real treat.24/04/2013 00:00:00ExcellenceSecond time at this restaurant and as good if not better than the first. A truly pleasurable dinning experience.20/04/2013 00:00:00Lovely venue for a special occasionWe booked Friends for a 50th birthday meal.. Having visited before I knew the food would be excellent and is was. The restaurant itself is one of the older original buildings in Pinner with low ceilinged cosiness which lends to its ambience. We had the three course menu at £33.50 a head which in itself is very good value for food of this standard. However be warned that with the addition of two coffees and two bottles of wine the total bill was nearly £220 for four.13/04/2013 00:00:00Fabulous Lunch at FriendsWe were welcomed by a familiar face so I knew immediately that the service would be fantastic which it was. There was extensive choice & special offers like a 3 course set menu for £15 & 25% off so it was fantastic value for money. We shared a seafood risotto which was gorgeous. We then both had Pork Belly with a cider Jus with a side veg (included) which had the most fantastic flavours. We finished our meal with the most DEVINE desserts of a white chocolate Beverois & a milk chocolate tart - Absolutely Delicious. I recommend Friends highly as the best 'Foodie restaurant' in Pinner. Many thanks to Phil Terry & all the staff - see you SOON!09/04/2013 00:00:00The whole experience was veryThe whole experience was very well pout together and the service outstanding. Very polite staff without being to in nyour face but always there if required. Excellent resturant and food was very well received. Will definately be visiting again and will recommend this resturant to others. Well done03/04/2013 00:00:00A great Easter Sunday lunch.A great Easter Sunday lunch. Something for everyone.31/03/2013 00:00:00Another outstanding experienceHaving been visiting this restauant for many years I am never disappointed. Yet again another great meal with service to match.30/03/2013 00:00:00Birthday bookingFabulous food, great service, lovely intimate atmosphere, and very attentive but discreet staff.23/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent food and serviceBooked a table for a birthday meal. Everything was excellent. Particularly liked the chill squid starter and the scallops. The main course duck was excellent. Service attentive as usual. The food is definitely better than most West End restaurants. The coffee came with some delicious macaroons.13/03/2013 00:00:00Charm in PinnerBy a long way one of the better restaurants in this area. Family owned and operated. Excellent food and personal service. Constant award winner - not surprising12/03/2013 00:00:00Wedding anniversaryFood service and atmosphere all excellent,swarm a friendly place to celebrate.09/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent Restaurant !I have only ever had lunch here, but on all occasions , it has been just perfect. I highly recommend this lovely restaurant to anyone who really enjoys good food. They have a wonderful chef, and the service is just how one likes to be looked after too . A most pleasant experience . I look forward to my next visit.09/03/2013 00:00:00Just as good as usualI went there for lunch (rather than dinner) because they were offering a series of set menus to celebrate National Pie Week, and I fancied a steak and (English) red wine pie. The pie (with which I drank a glass of the same wine as the pie contained), was superb, and the rest of the meal came up to the same standard.05/03/2013 00:00:00FriendsPleasant lunch with interesting menu options, well presented and tasty. Very friendly service. Will go back.27/02/2013 00:00:00This is one of the few restaurantsThis is one of the few restaurants in NW london which offers such good food. The service was speedy
and non-intrusive; food was cooked to perfection - nobody in our party had complaints.
We have visited before some years ago and the standard has remained good - I would highly recommend this
restaurant to anyone who enjoys 'fine cuisine'23/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent food, attentive service!I dined at Friends in Pinner with my family on a Friday night, and we all had a wonderful time. Owing to a slight mistake (on my part) when making the booking, the restaurant had no notice that two members of our group were vegetarians with specific dietary requirements. The kitchen and hosting staff were quick to come up with some delicious off-menu options, and an excellent experience was had by all. There was an extensive wine menu on offer and delicious coffee and desserts rounded off a very enjoyable meal. The restaurant is in a quaint little building in Pinner, with good parking and transport connections. I would highly recommend Friends and will be dining there again.22/02/2013 00:00:00Party timeThis was our first visit to 'Friends' and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute from the look of the builidng as we approached, to the very friendly welcome as we arrived, followed by very attentive service and excellent food. We have already booked our return visit but for lunch instead of evening meal this time. I'm sure it will be just as welcoming as we introduce new friends to 'Friends'. Thank you to everyone.22/02/2013 00:00:00fabulous as alwaysLove this restaurant, the food is always wonderful, the building is quaint and charming, the staff are super friendly and accommodating to your requests. If you're looking for great food in a cosy setting you can't go wrong.22/02/2013 00:00:00Great Sunday LunchOne of our group (my father) was a coeliac. Friends restaurant were obviously experienced and knowledgeable in dealing with gluten free, telling us confidently what he could and couldn't order. They even cooked some home made gluten free bread for him and provided gluten free petit fours.
This really was excellent service, big thank you.17/02/2013 00:00:00Saturday Night at FriendsStaff were very welcoming and friendly. We booked online four weeks ago requesting vegetarian options which we'd totally forgotten about but our waiter reminded us and offered us a couple of choices not on the menu. Menu is not extensive but has some unusual dishes and combinations. If you have special dietary requirements, tell them in advance and they will prepare something suitable. All the food was delicious. One of our party had a glass of Kenton red wine, from South Devon, UK. Delicious! Staff were attentive without being intrusive. Only five tables downstairs (didn't go upstairs). No music playing and very relaxing. We were not rushed. Could chat away without shouting! Would definitely go back. Lovely for a special occasion.16/02/2013 00:00:00Friends of FriendsI have been to Friends before, but not for a while. It's housed in a very old half-timbered building, with tables on two levels, so space is a little tight. The fixed-price lunch menu had good and interesting choices for all courses and, with the exception of some slightly dodgy olives, everything we ordered was very good, the service friendly and efficient.14/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent - as usualI've been eating at Friends with a fair degree of regularity since the mid-90's, and I don't ever recall being disappointed. The food is uniformly excellent (although I can't speak for the vegetarian options, never having tried them), and the menu is nicely varied, and changes regularly. Service manages to be both friendly and efficient, which must be the perfect combination. The restaurant is very comfortable, but can sometimes feel a little cramped, particularly when it's busy. It's not cheap, admittedly, but you expect to pay for quality.13/02/2013 00:00:00A cut above the restPinner is gifted with a large array of popular chain restaurants, all of them reliable and affordable, but Friends stands out as the only restaurant with a real personality, serving excellent cuisine at a fair price. The regularly updated menu is small but well-chosen, providing a good range of seasonal dishes. There is an emphasis on locally-sourced produce, including some excellent English wines. The atmosphere is intimate and cosy, which may not be to everyone's taste. If you need buzz, look elsewhere, but if you enjoy good food, confidently cooked, then Friends is well worth a visit.13/02/2013 00:00:00Early ValentinesThe restaurant had not caught my eye before driving past but will stay in the memory now. Very enjoyable experience with good service.10/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent in every wayThis was our first visit to Friends. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was superb. I had succulent scallops with a delicious black pudding salad to start. I tasted the soup which was heavenly. My main course of seared salmon with beetroot mash contained a generous perfectly cooked salmon fillet and the mash was velvety red, peppery and delicious. Others had the rosti veggie option which was declared delicious, and the duck dish which could not have been bettered. Puddings were good. We were offered our remaining half bottle of wine to take away without asking. The Harrow area is lacking in good dining but we will return here as only two stops on the Met line!30/01/2013 16:00:00FantasticWhat a great meal - really lovely staff and great food. Faultless25/01/2013 16:00:00Lovely food and placePerfect for a romantic meal out. Great resturant, very busy but the tables are well laid out so you are not sitting too close to the next table. Food and service excellent. Pricey but worth the money. Would recommend25/01/2013 16:00:00This was our first visit andThis was our first visit and will not be our last. The staff were attentive without being overbearing, friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and the ambience was very relaxing and pleasant.
This was a recce to see if we wanted to add this restaurant to our list of possible venues for our after wedding dinner. We were so impressed we booked it there and then.24/01/2013 16:00:00FriendsSuperb as usual - highly recommended for great food & service alike24/01/2013 16:00:00Friends Romans and Countrymenlend me your ear, friends is a very good resturant, atmospher, food, very high quality of service, prices resonable, parking ample, what more could one ask for, my female friend and i had a wonderful evening and will definatly go back.
i would like to see the resturant go for a michelin star, as they have many many rosettes21/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent VenueBrilliant meal and we were well looked after. Will definitely be going back sometime very soon. Perfect place for a special occasion.11/01/2013 16:00:00Friends with friendsHad a really lovely meal with friends at 'Friends' restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Service was lovely and attentive, charming restaurant and the food was inventive and delicious with fantastic presentation. A really lovely find along the main high street, highly recommended.05/01/2013 00:00:00High quality, very thoughtfulThis is a high quality restaurant with a lovely ambience. The food is really excellent, with very interesting combinations, exquisitely presented. Staff were very welcoming and helpful, and the place is genuinely friendly, living up to its name! Our vegetarian guest wasn't suited by the main menu option, but even with limited prior notice, the Friends chef came up with three more mouthwatering options! The wines are unusual and very good indeed, especially the English wines.04/01/2013 16:00:00Took the family for a birthdayTook the family for a birthday dinner. Service was excellent and food,although little pricey,was delicious.02/01/2013 16:00:00Post Christmas treatDelightful relaxed lunch at the end of a busy Christmas. We were able to choose food that felt festive but was still light enough to be enjoyable! We both started with a game terrine spiked with deliciously tart redcurrants, then chose different fish dishes to continue. My companion had a creme brulee for dessert, but I opted for coffee and mince pies.27/12/2012 16:00:00Perfect for a romantic dinnerI took my wife for our third year anniversary. The food and service were exceptional. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone in a similar position.18/12/2012 16:00:00Another fine mealWe were at Friends to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The food was excellent the new menu was impressive with lots of interest for everyone. We love the fact that they have English wines on the wine list which are well chosen. The service was excellent attentive while not overbearing. We would certainly recommend Friends.14/12/2012 16:00:00Great food and great serviceGreat food and great service made our night out wonderful.
Thank you so much. We will definately be back.12/12/2012 16:00:00