SquareMeal Review of
This sympathetically restored Victorian gin palace is worth the trek out to W12, according to impressed readers who love its “great gastropub vibe”, top food and “amazing” wines. Dark parquet flooring and a striking curved bar help to create a “lovely” drinking area, while the chandeliered dining room offers intimacy for those hankering after some jazzed-up British nosh. There are excellent boards of charcuterie and smoked fish to share, or you can kick off with lemon arancini, Gorgonzola and beetroot salad before getting stuck into a char-grilled steak, a pie or Loch Duart salmon with sour onions, celeriac purée and piquillo pepper mash. For afters, perhaps order dark chocolate pot with blackberry compote. Drinks also merit serious attention, from homemade lemonade and regularly changing ales to a stupendous 300-bin wine list with a fondness for Pinot Noir and boutique vineyards; you can also buy bottles at shop prices to take home.