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Breaking news

May 24, 2023: I could write this message with a heavy heart, but instead it’s filled with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and accomplishment.

To the people of Crouch End and anyone who has walked through our doors over the past 30 years – Banner’s will be closing in September.

Yesterday, I made this announcement to the staff. It won’t surprise you that their collective reaction was emotional. It was a pure representation of the character of this wonderful group of people, who have self-styled the vibe of the restaurant over the years.

I was 27 when I bought the old kebab shop that then became Banner’s. It’s been 31 years of darn hard work for everyone, innumerable laughs and lifetime friendships formed. Very importantly, it’s still hugely enjoyable. A good point to exit!

But it’s certainly not cheerio yet, just a heads up to you, our truly exceptional Banner’s customers, that we are here until sometime in September.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With an all-day menu that bounces happily from the Caribbean and Mexico to the Isle of Man and Thailand, Juliette Banner has provided up-beat service in Crouch End for more than 30 years. “A Banners breakfast is the perfect cure for a hangover” – and you can also earn one with the “great cocktails”. The “authentic American-style burgers” must have attracted Bob Dylan, the bard of Americana, whose 1993 visit is commemorated with a plaque – you can even book the table he sat at!

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Juliette Banner’s “lively unpretentious place” in Crouch End celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, basking in the “relaxed vibe” it provides regulars, who keep coming back for the “interesting cheap menu” of world food. It “can be clamorous, but in a good way – and the food couldn’t be more child-friendly”. Top Tip: you can book ‘Bob Dylan’s table’, the very spot where the Nobel Prize-winning beatnik bard dined during his legendary 1993 visit to Crouch End.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perfect for breakfast” – Juliette Banner’s “very family-friendly”, neighbourhood diner has been a treasured staple of Crouch End life since it opened in 1992 (and chef Tim Peterman has been in charge of the stoves all this time too). By contrast, its wacky mix of world food cuisine makes it “a bit of an unreliable option for dinner” though.

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Restaurant details

Entertainments,Highchair,Menu
No dress code
60

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.90 £18.50 £5.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.50
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
21 Park Road, London, N8 8TE
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑9:30 pm
Tuesday9 am‑9:30 pm
Wednesday9 am‑9:30 pm
Thursday9 am‑9:30 pm
Friday9 am‑10:30 pm
Saturday9:30 am‑10:30 pm
Sunday9:30 am‑9:30 pm