An excellent brasserie-style restaurant, specialising in British food, under the same ownership as the Sand End pub (q.v.).
As with many restaurants, nowadays, the aims are seasonal food - but here this is combined with provenace, which more often than not is fairly local.
An autumn snapshot brought the temptation of an aperitif of 'English Sparkling Wine with Quince Purée (thoroughly recommended) then starters including 'Celeriac Soup with Mint Oil & Hazelnuts'; 'Turbot with Pig's Trotter Sauce'; 'Apple-Wood-Smoked Cornish Mackerel with Apple, Celery & Horseradish' and 'Caraway-Cured Sea Trout with Pickes, Cabbage & Dill' set the style.
To be followed by the likes of 'Roast Mallard with Salsify & Orange'; 'Herdwick Mutton Suet Pudding with Glazed Onions & Turnips'; 'Rib of Galloway Beef with Roast Bone Marrow, Chips & Green Salad' (to be shared between two) and 'Root Vegetable Pasty with Onions, Chicory & Wigmore Cheese' amongst the mains.
Finish with 'Toasted Rice Pudding with Apples & Praline Ice Cream'; 'Apple Tart with Clove Ice Cream' or their selection of British Artisan Cheeses.
Friendly, helpful service from young staff in butchers aprons.
- Food Style: British Traditional
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-15.00 (Sat Brunch 10.00-16.00), Sun 12.00-18.00; set L £13.50 (2 courses), £17.50 (3 courses); mains £15 to £28
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-22.30; set D (Mon-Fri 18.00-19.00) £16.95 (2 courses), to £18.95; mains £15 to £28
- Seats: 62, plus 8 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list, travelling the world, kicks off at around the £18 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Parsons Green Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Air conditioned