SquareMeal Review of
Pig & Goose at The George
The upstairs room at popular post-work boozer The George is now home to a smart restaurant serving up a selection of Brit-themed favourites. Dark wood, soft grey banquettes, vintage illustrations and friendly service create a welcoming space away from the bustle of the bar below, while the private Horace Walpole dining room has the added appeal of views over the Royal Courts of Justice. A French-leaning wine list and British craft brews lend support to the one-page menu, though inconsistent cooking sometimes lets the side down. A warmly spiced starter of razor clams with chorizo, broad beans and sherry won full marks, but watery shepherd’s pie made a sad foil to the rich and softly braised neck of lamb it was served alongside. To finish, we wish we’d avoided the dry and lukewarm spotted dick in favour of cheeses and digestifs wheeled in on the trolley.