A deservedly-popular brasserie offering a Mediterranean-based menu. Seasonal menu's, including both locally-produced & organic items is the name of the game.
Expect bare boards, and long wooden bars - which make up most of the seating.
A winter snapshot brought 'Jerusalem Artichoke & Almond Soup'; 'Williams Pear with Cashel Blue with Sprouting Broccoli & Balsamic Honey Dressing'; 'Guinea Fowl, Duck Foie Gras & Ham Hock Terrine with Pickled Fig Dressing'; 'Pan-Fried Mackerel with Pickled Cucumber, Fennel, Apple Salad & Yoghurt Dressing' and 'Braised Oxtail with Parsnip Purée & Slow-Cooked Egg' amongst the starters.
Mains, such as 'Gnocchi with Goats Cheese & Chive Sauce'; 'Sillfield Farm Park Belly with Pig's Cheek, Celeriac, Apple & Sprouting Broccoli''; 'Roast Cornish Monkfish Tail with White Beans, Peas, Pancetta & Capers'; 'Breast of Free Range Duck with Rillette Croquette, Braised Red Cabbage & Caramelised Endive' and 'Daube of Beef with Horseradish Potato Purée with Baby Onions, Pied de Mouton & Spinach' might follow.
Pizza's from their wood-fired ovens are highly regarded.
Interesting puds might include 'Almond Cake with Roast Pear & Mandarin Sorbet'; 'Crème Brulée with Apple Sorbet & Apple Salad' and 'Hot Chocolate Fondant with Dark Chocolate Mousse & Tonlka Bean Ice Cream'.
Friendly, helpful service.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 10.00-15.00 (Sat 16.00); Pizza's from £7; mains about £12 to £21
- Dinner: all week 18.30-22.30 (Sun 22.00); Pizza's from £7; mains about £12 to £21
- Seats: 80, plus about 20 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Arsenal Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec