The Area

On Winchmore Hill Green you will find a good selection of restaurants, including Samdan Turkish Restaurant, Buckle and Vaughan, and Winchmore Tandoori, In addition, The Kings Head pub has an excellent restaurant, open for lunch and dinner.  In nearby Green Lanes, there are several Italian restaurants, as well as Chinese and Thai restaurants.

Also on the Green, there is a traditional tea shop, ‘Treacles’, where the cakes are highly recommended.  There are also several excellent places to have morning coffee or light lunches, including ‘The Larder’, ‘The Deli’ and the ‘Cycle Boutique’.

If you prefer to eat at home, just over the road from the Old Bakery there is the excellent ‘Deli-on-the-Green’, which sells, fruit and vegetables, bread, cheeses and cold meats, as well as a good selection of groceries. The Deli serves light lunches and is a friendly place to have your morning coffee or breakfast. ‘The Larder’ sells high-quality specialist food and wine and is an excellent cafe with great coffee. A large supermarket (Sainsbury) is within five minutes’ walk.

Farmers’ Market:  Winchmore Hill has its very own Farmers’ Market every Sunday.  Stall-holders bring fresh produce from farms in the Counties around the Capital.  Local bakeries supply wonderful bread, pastries and pies. A cooked breakfast is also served.

The Green has a number of shops where you can buy gifts, most notably the wonderful Agha Home. There are several hairdressers and a Wellness Centre, ‘The Green Room’, where you can enjoy a relaxing aromatherapy massage.

‘Winchmore Hill has a beautiful park, Grovelands, with two children’s playgrounds, a lake, and a cafe (not open in Winter). Grovelands was designed by the renowned landscape architect, Repton.

The Community

Winchmore Hill is a thriving community. In June 2012, The N21 Festival marked the centenary of the publication of “Winchmore Hill: Memories of a Lost Village” with a revival of the 19th century Fancy Fair; an Edwardian Tea in the garden of the Old Bakery formed part of the celebrations. In December 2012, The first St Nicholas Festival brought a lively Christmas market to The Green, with events for children, rides on a horse-drawn omnibus, and a surprise appearance by St Nicholas himself.  The 2014 St Nicholas Fair was celebrated on 13th December 2014.  Stalls sold food, decorations and presents of many kinds. In July 2017, there will be the third Summer N21 Festival.