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Monday, 23 April 2018


The fantastic LONDON PRO ARTE CHOIR have announced their summer concert.  More details are available in the FRIDAY edition of the May MH TODAY newspaper but here is the poster with all the ticket details.

An ideal way to spend a summer Saturday night - why not combine it with a visit to BOBs CAFE or HUDSONs or PIZZA EXPRESS before or after the concert.   We hope it will be a sunny day !


We are delighted to tell you that the brilliant local musical theatre group who have had recent hits with SISTER ACT and THE BOYFRIEND return in the Autumn in a new production of the brilliant FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

If you want to know more this weekends MAY EDITION Of MH Today will have all the infornation about the production. Expect a link here on FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

Sunday, 22 April 2018


ON Friday afternoon and again en masse on Sunday the legendary Mill Hill litter pickers took to Mill Hill Park to clean up the bins area which were chaotic and the general park and car parks environment. The children’s play area was also cleared up.

The group is voluntary and next official pick is Saturday 5 May at 11am in Daws Lane Car Park.  Everyone is invited.

Thanks to Mill Hill litter pickers for this photo showing a few of them at the end of the one hour pick today.

Like the group on Facebook and then get notifications about the picks.

Time for everyone to take action.

Thank you to everyone who cleaned up the park voluntarily in their weekend time to make the park lovely for the rest of us who enjoy using it. 😁

Thursday, 12 April 2018


This weekend there are several huge events in Mill Hill.  This has to be the biggest Saturday so far in 2018.


From 11 to 4 there will be food and other items on sale in the New Town Square. This is a new monthly market.  Make sure you come down.

Stalls coming include :

SILMASTE the local Portugese bakery with some of the finest pastries and baked goods in North London.  We have tried several and they are totally brilliant.

Remember the pizza oven and car that arrived for the Christmas Market !! Well they are back.  Loads of people enjoyed their amazing authentic oven baked pizzas.  We did !!   and we can say they are excellent.

There will be a bakery stall.....

Plus loads of favourites and new ideas for food and so on.   This will be a monthly market where you can get amazing food and will light up our Town Square through the year.  Please come along.


From 2p.m in the NW7 HUB and LIBRARY Building the second amazing ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR will be taking place with around 30 stalls selling everything from art stuff to beauty stuff to cupcakes !

Last time it was absolutely packed with happy people - not suprising because entry is FREE and so once you have visited the TOWN SQUARE then head over to the LIBRARY where you can enjoy even more amazing shopping.


Are playing at ALLIANZ PARK this weekend,  For more information visit the websites of Saracens or Mill Hill Rugby ( Links in MILL HILL TODAY - see our links list on the right ( web version ) )

Please add your events below.

Remember BOBS CAFE is open for BRUNCH all day and their amazing main menu.  So why not come down to BROADWAY this weekend and make a real day of it.  Our shops and businesses are waiting for you.   Support these new SHOPPING INITIATIVES and then we will see more of them and better shops arriving into the few empty premises on the Broadway.

Unlike most shopping streets in London - Mill Hill Broadway has been improving over the last 5 years and now is more vibrant than ever.  Regular street markets - new indie restaurants and some established chains have all come to make their home.   With the new TOWN SQUARE and its monthly market - plus the ARTS AND CRAFTS fair on a regular basis - the shopping centre is catering for most needs.   Use it !  Keep it local.


Wednesday, 11 April 2018


This Saturday a new monthly market starts in the new Town Square on the Broadway.

Featuring tasty food and loads of things you can buy like pastries and real bread.

Make sure you visit.  The square will also have its benches and planters in place from this week. So all we need is the sun.

Spread the word.

Why not combine it with a visit to the arts and crafts fair at the library /hub in the afternoon..... And brunch or dinner at Bob's Cafe.

Broadway is the place to be this Saturday!!!

Monday, 9 April 2018

REVIEW | BOB’S CAFE Launch Night + photos

We first read about Bob's Cafe coming to the Broadway on Instagram. After checking their website it was obvious that this was a top quality restaurant which would bring a new vibe to our lovely High Street.

Therefore we were very excited to be asked to come along to the launch night the day before the official opening.

The Launch April 9 2018

The first thing we noticed is that Bob's is welcoming. The branding, colour schemes, menus and ambience are all modern but with a homeliness. On arrival we were welcomed with smiles like friends into what was an already busy and buzzing venue.

Service was excellent, with attentive and helpful staff.  However, nothing could prepare us for the food. It was simply awesome.  We all had different dishes from the menu. Every single one looked lovely and tasted better. Bobs Cafe really do know what they are doing and their rave reviews on the internet sites are not hype... This is the real deal.

The Food

The Tiger Prawn starter was delicious and the spicy Korean chicken starter was hot and spicy, and both had dips.

The main courses are huge!  The Chicken Snitzel burger is a must have, a stunning burger with bacon which comes with fries. The steak frites was a superb dish with a large thin steak done perfectly, and the peri peri chicken kebab literally melted in your mouth served with Israeli salad and lemon spiced couscous.

Deserts likewise were large, and the carrot cake was very yummy. All looked fantastic.

Drinks are served from the attractive bar area. Wine is quality, from the cheapest on offer.  The coffee smooth and strong. Cocktails are fun and there is a good selection. There are also several beers and lagers available as well as smoothies and soft drinks.

Waiting staff were attentive all evening and made sure you were looked after. Not only that, they were obviously happy with being part of the Bob's Cafe team.  The standard here is high and anyone who visits can expect both food and service to be excellent.

We spoke to several others who were present and it was great to see local community leaders and councillors as well as the Neighbourhood Forum social media and litter picking leader Caroline seated nearby.  All were having a wonderful time.

Our Verdict

So in conclusion we think that Bob's Cafe will be a smash hit. Mill Hill Broadway is building a reputation for good restaurants and coffee shops. Bob's brings a new and unique flavour to the Broadway.  The verdict from everyone was a massive thumbs up.

So we can happily say that Bob's is a must visit restaurant.  It has all day brunches, plus a fixed price menu, and drinks offers between 5 and 7 on weekdays.  Dogs are welcome. There is outdoor seating for when the weather improves as well. See photos below for more.

Check out the menus on their website, and follow their Instagram, twitter and Facebook social media pages. 

Finally 500 lucky Mill Hill residents received a small plant and invite on their doorstep this week..... Showing that this restaurant wants to be part of our community and is willing to directly invite us to come along.   The Broadway is a better place this week because of Bob's Cafe, and it helps the street continue to improve and develop as an eating and shopping destination.  Please support Bob's and all our other businesses.


We are very pleased to tell you that the legendary Bob's Cafe are opening their superb cafe on the Broadway.

Featuring all day brunch,  celebrated steak frites and the best veggie and vegan food in North West London... As well as a fixed price menu plus half price drinks offers from 5 until 7.

The Broadway already boasts some amazing eateries and Bob's cafe is destined to add to why people travel to Mill Hill for food, shopping,  beauty, and great coffee shops.

Make sure you visit this week and welcome our New neighbours.