Food and drink
The menu changes daily, but this should give you the right idea: salad of English blue cheese, hazelnuts and blood orange; Dorset crab risotto; poached bacon shoulder; Duke of Berkshire pork belly with roast quince; rose veal with anchovy butter. Desserts (treacle pud, seasonal fruit fool or crumble, grilled figs, home-made ice creams) are proper scrumptious stuff. I’ve had some note-perfect fish and chips here too. The approachable wine list offers 20-or-so bottles of each colour.
Cosily ultilitarian, with bare brick walls, simple wooden chairs, zinc-topped tables and a big vase of colourful flowers on the bar.
Friendly, prompt, knowledgeable and as comforting as the cooking.
On traffic-heavy Parkway, about 5 minutes from the tube; it’s also walkable from Regent’s Park.
If you don’t mind a limited choice of dishes, the weekday set lunch is brilliant value at £10 for two courses. Otherwise expect to pay £30-£35 a head for three courses without drinks. Wines start at £16 a bottle.
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- No fuss