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|Address:||212 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PJ|
|Tel:||020 7768 1140|
|Price: £45.00||Wine: £18.00||Champagne: £52.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sat 5-11pm Fri-Sat 12N-3pm Sun 12N-10pm|
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I was visiting an old friend at his flat near Fulham Road when he suggested we try the Penny Black for dinner as he had heard lots of the local residents talking about it. I usually go for oriental cuisine but I thought a restaurant serving traditional English food might be a refreshing change.
Upon entry to the Penny Black, I noticed the elegance of the interior, its' discreet decor and fused red and black background. While in the restaurant, it took no more than a couple of minutes before a friendly waitress approached to lead us to a table, handing over a food and drinks menu. Whilst browsing through the food and drinks menu for around five minutes, the same waitress approached our table and asked the pair of us what drinks we would like to order. With the wide selection of drinks on offer, we opted for something simple, which was the Schiehallion beer. Being a non-lover of beers, I truly have to admit that this beer was enjoyable for its crisp freshness. With that being so, the friendly waitress departed and returned after a few minutes to take our food orders, quickly suggesting that the beers we were drinking goes well with seafood and chicken dishes. Being a fan of seafood, my mind was made up and chose the scallops, fried potatoes, crispy bacon with mixed salad and my friend chose the monkfish salad, grilled baby leeks with celery hearts as starters, and it was a wise choice as the scallops were very soft and tender, it felt like it melted in my mouth, truly enjoying it, as for my friend, he also enjoyed his starter for its' softness.
Wanting to try something unusual and new for the main choice, our selection was the Duo of roasted corn-fed chicken, stuffed new potatoes, broccoli with lemon-tossed salad. The meat was gorgeous together with its' additions and the beers, resulting in our conversations only chatting about the food we were consuming.
After finishing the main meal, our friendly waitress mildly stated that we should try the desserts, but with no further space in my stomach, I refrained from desserts and so did my friend.
Overall, the Penny Black restaurant is a British restaurant like no other and I definitely will visit again very soon with other friends.