Food and drink
Gastropub classics with high-end touches – smoked haddock for example comes with white asparagus, poached egg and lemon and herb sauce, macaroni cheese is made with Mrs Kirkham’s unpasteurised traditional Lancashire cheese. There’s a great choice of beers – draught as well as bottles, including my favourite Innis & Gunn, which is aged in oak whiskey barrels.
Lively and welcoming to large family groups. The décor is modish rather than traditional and a conservatory dining room makes the most of natural light.
Staff cope very well given how busy it gets though on booking you may be given a restricted time in which to eat.
A nondescript residential street, but once down the stairs you’ll see the appeal: a unique view of London.
The early supper menu is £22 for three courses, but go à la carte and mains alone cost £11.50-£17.50. Bar snacks are inexpensive.
Gordon Ramsay Holdings also runs The Warrington in Maida Vale, which has a similar menu and beer list – see website for details.
- Families with teenagers
- Seasoned travellers
- Great views / scenery