‘The focus on British food and drink is a joy’, enthuses a reader who also loves the no-frills, white-walled interior of this converted butcher’s shop. The menu may change each day, but everything else at this neighbourhood haunt remains reliably consistent, with chef/proprietor Tom Pemberton beavering away in the open-plan kitchen. There are shades of mentor Fergus Henderson (St John) in the heroically seasonal repertoire with its terse dish descriptions and big, earthy flavours – consider lamb sweetbreads with green beans and mint followed by wood pigeon, lentils, peas and lovage, or plaice with cucumber, kohlrabi and samphire. Desserts such as gooseberry ice cream also follow the calendar. Prices are eminently reasonable, and the one-dish ‘express lunch’ for £9.50 (with a glass of wine and coffee included) is an absolute steal in this part of Notting Hill.
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