A good restaurant giving a modern twist to what might be considered to be old-fashioned British dishes. Whilst many of these never in fact existed in their offered form, combinations seem to work with great success.
While the menu changes with the seasons starters such as 'Rare-grilled Haunch of Venison with Beetroot & Pickled Walnuts'; 'Potted Devon Crab with Toast' and 'Spanish Ham with Stewed White Asparagus' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Rabbit Leg Confit with Baby Vegetables and Aioli'; 'John Dory with Peas, Lettuce and Bacon'; 'Thinly-sliced Pig's Head with Pickled Red Cabbage and Fried Potatoes' and 'Roast Rib of Longhorn Beef, Dripping Toast, Spinach and Meat Juices'. Some of the most successful dishes, such as 'Venison and Trotter Pie' need to be shared between two.
Desserts might feature 'Green Apple Sorbet'; Chocolate Pot with Preserved Cherries' and 'Treacle Tart'. While the more savoury-toothed might find Montgomery Cheddar and Stichelton among the offerings.
- Food Style: British Traditional
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30; set L £16.50 (2 courses), £19.50 (3 courses); mains about £17 to £23.00
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-22.30; mains about £17 to £23.00
- Seats: 90
- Wine: an interesting list, based in France (with some Iberian nods) kicks off at around the £20 mark, and has some interesting Sherry
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: London Bridge Rail & Undergrond
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: L Sat, all Sun; 23 Dec to 3rd Jan.
- Air conditioned