SquareMeal Review of
Hanger & Cellar
Having taken over a difficult site, Hanger & Cellar has grown into one of Fulham Broadway’s most accomplished restaurants – an easy-going, steak-centric set-up that is serving some of the best cocktails in South-West London. Tarnished metal tables, cork floors and an open-plan kitchen make for an airy, industrial-chic vibe, while a new tapas-inspired menu leans heavily into all things meat. We started with a tomato bruschetta accompanied by roasted bone marrow; some crunchy, unctuous and enormous pig’s head croquettes; and a ceviche topped with piquant pistachio crumb. The steak, though, is the main draw. We’d heard good things about the signature hanger cut but opted for a Chateaubriand to share - a gorgeous slap of beef from Hixton of Smithfields. The tapas set-up means you can bypass the bloating carbs, leaving space to head downstairs to the in-house cellar bar, where the owners have unearthed a mixologist of near-wizard-like powers. Be it a simple Aperol Spritz (as good as we’ve had in Naples); a thyme-scented mix of vodka, Chambord and raspberry; or a an old-fashion infused with a gentle touch of smoky bacon and served with a giant pork scratching, we were overawed with the originality, subtle flavours and value for money.