This Saturday was family lunch day…. … .!
Smack on Fulham Road just a stone’s throw from Parson’s Green tube it’s the ideal meeting spot. Plenty of parking too Mummies.
So, the basics – the interior is cosy & comfortable. It has a modern more upscale touch than an old codger’s pint n’ peanuts sort of place. It fills that nice gap we had in this area – between the very pubby White Horse and the smarter Fulham Wine Rooms.
The crowd here is easily defined: Sloane Rangers on downtime. Q: What does this mean? A: It’s dress down time, they’re casually entertaining family, or perhaps they’ve stopped for their infamous scotch egg whilst walking the dog(s), and most definitely a large percentage are obviously feeling the post-Maggie’s backstab.
So when it comes to getting served – be patient ok? These guys have a lot to do, and they also, were in Maggies last night so bear with. I would say that the staff were friendly but slightly distracted, perhaps there’s some inter-team-cow relations going on – they’re a good looking bunch. But seriously, I really felt like I was burdening them with my order, it was awkward. My only criticism stops here.
So, food in this rustic restaurant is wonderfully traditional. All the classics are available – burgers, steaks, lamb chops & mackerel. However very disappointing (there was nothing) for anyone vegetarian, I doubt they get away with that without a bit of ear-ache. You’re call BC.
I (apologetically of course) ordered the Cider-battered Haddock, mushy peas, triple cooked chips and tartar sauce, it was the winner! Crispy batter, fresh fish and chunky soft chips. Consensus: I would re-order.
They have a cracking wine list, heavy on the French (never a problem), and some juicy Italian bottles. You can see the list, and food specials written up on blackboard dotted about – nice rustic touch.In sum, this feels like a perfect modern take on gastro pub that meets the needs of a plethora of young (ish) Fulham dwellers whist serving the traditional purposes of such an establishment. Well done!!
x The Whistler x