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GK Chesterton coined the phrase, which was clearly too much for the owners to resist – although the quirky moniker fits nicely with the oddball feel of this Kensal Green fun palace. From the wildly
decadent interiors (marble busts, swirling drapes, chandeliers, grandiose paintings) to live bands and DJs, there’s a lot going on here – although the kitchen also puts plenty of effort into the
food. Sit in the lavishly attired restaurant and enjoy bright, jazzy dishes based on ingredients mostly from these shores: the hog board is hard to resist, or you might fancy the crispy duck-egg
salad before tackling melting pork belly or sea bass with pancetta, yellow beetroot and cauliflower purée. With a great roof terrace, karaoke room, ‘cheeky Sunday roasts’ and more besides, this
place has good-time distractions at every turn.
‘One bowl, two spoons’ may just be the biggest mistake I make this year. Two reasons for this. Let me explain.The first is that my lady has a sister and three brothers. So whilst I may think I know my way round the plate, she’s trained and positively owns it. It was pudding time and immediately I was scolded for ‘mixing’ the crumble with the custard. Mon fucking Dieu!I was afforded the luxury of no more than three mouthfuls. ‘another bite and you won’t get a massage later’ etc. etc. This was some machiavellian dining...
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Private dining room
Stylish private room with elegant chandeliers and an original look and feel. For the summer months the double doors open out on to the roof terrace. Enjoy a private dinner for up to 22 guests or a drinks-and-canapé party for up to 70. Available to hire seven days a week.
16 dining, 35 drink & canapés. Located at the front of the pub, the Reading Room offers two separate areas for reservation or an exclusive private hire with a view of the bar. This is a private room with plenty of atmosphere and a great view of who is coming and going – perfect for people-watchers.
Music Room – 60 dining, 150 drinks & canapés
The entire venue can host up to 140 for a dining party, or 300 for a drinks & canapés party.
Hire the private karaoke room for your friends and family. Powered by Lucky Voice, the karaoke room can accommodate up to 30 guests. Prices from £30 per hour Sunday – Thursday with a minimum booking time of 2 hours. Friday and Saturday evenings are £40 per hour with a minimum booking time of 3 hours.
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