Food and drink
A meal here can be a whistle-stop call of some of my favourite food producers – Inverawe smoked fish, white pudding from Clonakilty in Ireland, Laverstoke Park’s buffalo milk mozzarella, Shropshire blue cheese, and Flower Power City breads (which you can buy downstairs in the market). The breakfasts are renowned and perhaps first choice for any visit as the value-for-money is better than at lunch and dinner, when the kitchen tends to be over-ambitious. However, this is one of the best places to sample traditional dishes such as roast chicken with bread sauce, beef and stout stew with horseradish dumpling, game birds, and steamed puddings. It’s also a great opportunity to try England’s thoroughly modern still and sparkling wines.
Breakfast on Saturdays – when Borough Market is in full swing – is chaotic, so too the family-friendly Sunday roast; things aren’t substantially calmer when the city boys are lunching.
Not always as smooth as one would like.
Above Borough Market, one of London’s most popular tourist destinations and still a favourite with locals.
The sizeable full English breakfast is £15, breakfast special main courses £8.50-£19. Later in the day, roasts and game main courses are £18.50-£32. You can eat from a cheaper, shorter menu in the bar. Wines start at £19 a bottle but there are plenty of by-the-glass and carafe options.
There is a takeaway outlet in Westfield shopping centre Shepherd’s Bush serving roast meat sandwiches using the same esteemed producers as the restaurant – see website for details.
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