The entrance to The Queens reveals its history as a hotel with its high ceilings, reception-turned-bar and stage-turned-kitchen. The listed building has original Victorian features and, with two large rooms and a garden, can cater for the crowds it draws in.
The wine and food menu show attention to details and the construction of someone with a sensitive and lively palate. The food is reasonably priced at around £8-£15 for a main and sources all ingredients locally. The menu ranges from traditional pub grub sandwiches to a slightly flashier côte de boeuf and includes recommendations from the wine menu.
The drinks menu comprises of cocktails, digestifs, coffee / tea, beer and a full wine list and shows the same attention to detail as the food menu. The service is relaxed, but attentive and don't be afraid to ask for a recommendation; the staff seem passionate about their wares.
The pub has great transport links from Finsbury Park, Archway, Crouch End and Hornsey but it is a tribute to its popularity that it was bustling with customers on a cold, windy, snowy day.