In 2007, deservedly voted one of London's top ten gastro pubs.
Although some of the dishes (plus a few lighter ones) are also offered in the ground floor bar, the main dining room is upstairs.
Flavours and dishes are bold, even 'rustic' - but none the worse for that, although some with delicate palates may think the dishes too manly. Starters such as 'Goats' Cheese Pannacotta, with Hazelnuts, Red Wine Pears, Watercress and Dandelion'; 'Pickled Root Vegetables, Bok Choi and Toasted Sesame Seeds'; 'Roast Marrow Bone' and 'Steak Tartare' set style for starters.
While, depending on the season mains might include 'Cornish Crab Thermidor'; 'Aged Longhorn Sirloin Chop, Grilled Black Pudding, Watercress and Red Cabbage Coleslaw' or 'Tamworth Pork Belly with Cabbage, Carrots and Apple Purée'. Game figures prominently during darker months.
Desserts are more delicate, with maybe 'Baked Valrhona Chocolate Torte, Blood Orange and Pistachio Ice Cream' and 'Mandarin and Grand Marnier Sorbet' among the offerings. While the more savoury-toothed will be tempted by their selection of artisan cheeses.
Children are allowed access to the dining room, but, unless they're little gourmands, the style of the menu might not be suitable.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week, 12.30-15.00 (12.00-16.00 Sat & Sun); mains about £16 to £25; set L £10 (2 courses), £13 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-22.00 (19.00-21.30 Sun); mains about £16 to £25
- Seats: 35
- Wine: an interesting, but concise, list kicking off at around the £20 mark - concentrates on Europe
- Children's portions: See above
- Wheelchair access: Dining room upstairs
- Nearest station: Sloane Square (15 minutes)
- Directions: Between the Kings Road and the river. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned