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The Junction Tavern: festive menus launched at the refurbished pub

Fortess Road's pioneering gastropub has had a makeover - and launched its exciting festive menus

We’ve always loved The Junction Tavern. One of Kentish Town’s genuinely pioneering gastropubs, it’s been serving up top quality food and wine for the last 20 years. And it’s handily located, just a short stroll from either Kentish Town or Tufnell Park station.

You might have seen it’s undergone a few changes recently – and its newly freshly white exterior marks the next chapter for this warm and welcoming venue housed within a grand Victorian building dating back to 1885.

Junction Tavern
All white: The Junction Tavern. Photo: PR

Now the newly refurbished watering hole has flung open its doors and is ready to welcome locals (and, of course, out-of-towners).

If you’re a regular you’ll know all about the high ceilings, wood-panelled walls and crystal chandeliers, all which capture a glimmer of grandeur from a bygone era with an art deco edge. The bustling open kitchen looks out over the elegant dining room, while the long bar and soft leather upholstered seating provide the warmth and comfort of some of the best well-worn watering holes. Anyway, without further ado, here’s what’s happening at the Junction over the festive period.


The elegant dining room. Photo: PR

Christmas Set Menu

With a kitchen that serves up freshly prepared food and a bar pouring handcrafted drinks in inimitable style, The Junction Tavern is back open just in time to take away all the stress of cooking this festive period. If you’re looking for the perfect spot for your annual festive gathering, or still in need of booking the Christmas party, gather the troops and head in to celebrate in style.

The Festive three-course menu, priced at £44.50 per person, kicks things off with starters such as roasted celeriac and mushroom soup with truffle oil, pumpkin seeds and sourdough, or goat’s cheese mousse with honeycomb, roasted plum and sea salt crackers. For mains you’ll be enjoying the likes of chalk stream trout with tartare garnish, cavolo nero, crushed new potatoes and chive beurre blanc, or braised beef bourguignon with smoked cheddar mashed potato and tenderstem broccoli with herb butter.

Top it all off with walnut & brandy Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, or winter cheese with quince, sea salt crackers and truffle honey.

Christmas feasts at The Junction. Photo: PR

Christmas Day

If you’re looking for a change of scenery on Christmas day then settle in with a three-course feast, priced at £75 per person. There are starters of crispy pork belly with pineapple, mustard sabayon, and pickled onion, or roasted sweet potato velouté with truffle oil, sourdough, and toasted pecan nuts. Showstopping mains include Holly Farm bronze turkey with pork and apricot stuffing and all the trimmings; and Aubrey Allen dry-aged beef with triple cooked chips.

Boxing Day

If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up on boxing day after all the festive frolics, then settle in for the Boxing Day menu. How do you like your eggs in the morning? Well, there’s Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale or Eggs Fungi to choose from. If you’re after something bigger then tuck into The Full Story – poached CackleBean eggs, Butler’s sausage, streaky bacon, confit tomato, portobello mushroom, baked beans, Clonakilty black pudding and Bovril butter on toasted sourdough, and vegans have no chance of missing out either with the plant-based version.

So, whatever your festive plans are, make sure you take some time to turn off at The Junction Tavern.

Book a table here. The Junction is at 101 Fortess Rd, London NW5 1AG, follow @thejunctiontavernnw5 on Instagram.

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