Food and drink
The something-for-everyone menu is a roll call of esteemed British producers – Elwy Valley lamb and beef, Buccleuch venison, and Loch Duart salmon among them. It’s the same when it comes to drinks, with Meantime beers, Weston’s cider and English wines from Chapel Down, Three Choirs, Ridgeview all worth a sip. Vegetarians have some lovely options – I really enjoyed the braised barley with mushrooms and Cornish Yarg cheese. Our mains were good– richly flavoured steak and ale pie and a more restauranty stack of haddock fillets with mushrooms and curly kale. The burgers look fantastic too, but the desserts need improvement: I struggled to finish even half the starchy Cambridge burnt cream.
The faux country décor is cheeky rather than corny, with expanses of apple-green tiling keeping it modern. Depending on the time of day you might be surrounded by groups of friends on the cocktails, families in for fish and chips, or couples reading the newspapers over eggs benedict. Most will be dressed casually but expensively.
Preppy, peppy and prompt, even under pressure.
On a Kensington strip well known for its cafes, bars and restaurants.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Stag / hen parties
- People watching