Popped in here last week for a quick bite with a work colleague and a nice lunch was had by all. I've been here before many years ago and remember the food being good. It's a Youngs pub so I know the beer will be top notch. The speciality here is pies so I went for a classic steak and kidney whilst Dave went for the chicken pie. We settled down to enjoy our pints and about 15 minutes later out came our pies, properly cooked through with a nice helping of chips. My pie was great loads of meat and kidney, a tasty gravy and perfect chips. At just under a tenner for a pie of this quality I thought it was great value. Dave was less convinced by his pie which he felt had too much tarragon but he admitted it was a generous helping with no shortage of meat.
This being a mayfair pub the clientele is very much suited with a bias to the older punter looking for a slice of yesteryear. It is perhaps not the most attractive boozer in the West End but it is clean and the food is great. It certainly gives some of the more expensive restaurants in the area a run for their money and this is the best pub food I have had in a while. The bar staff were friendly and the food when ready was bought to us promptly. I will definitely pop back though you need to go early as it was full by 13:15 on the day we went.
Monday, July 04, 2011
Food 9 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 9