A good gastro-pub, particularly popular with the younger crowd.
The kitchen uses carefully sourced items, with provenance given to some of the main ingredients. Starters such as 'Deep-Fried Crotin de Chavignol Goats Cheese with Watercress, Onion & Red Currant Marmalade'; 'Frittered ½ pint of Whitebait with Cayenne Pepper, Lemon Aioli & Petite Salad'; 'Skillet-Baked Peeled Tiger Prawns with Chorizo, Garlic, Chili & White Wine' and 'Tomato & Cardamom Soup with Home-Made Bread ' set the style.
With maybe 'Beer-Battered Haddock with Marrow Fat Peas, Tartare Sauce & Hand-Cut Chips'; 'Five Spice Slow-Cooked Duck Confit with Sweet Potato Mash, Grilled Pak Choi & Tamarind Jus'; 'Char-Grilled Beef Burger on Brioche with Smoked Bacon, Relish, Mature Cheddar & Chips' and 'Grilled Sea Bream Fillet with Wilted Brussel Tops, New Potatoes, Piedmont Pepper & Saffron Sauce Vierge' to follow.
If you still have room, you might finish with the likes of 'Poached Spiced Pear with Salted Caramel Ice Cream'; 'Crème Caramel with Blood Orange Salad' or 'Baked Treacle Tart with Clotted Cream'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30, Sun £12.00-21.00; mains about £12 to £19
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 12.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-21.00; mains about £12 to £19
- Seats: 70
- Wine: a list that travels the world has modest mark ups
- Children's portions: Short Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Highgate (10 minutes)
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon, check Christmas openings
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating