SquareMeal Review of
t’s a shame the terrace of this lively gastropub faces directly onto noisy Abbey Road; otherwise it would be perfect for supping pints of Camden Pils, Lagunitas, Côte Breton or NZ Steinlager from an international line-up. Still, the noise doesn’t deter the regulars on a sunny day, and they’re perfectly happy in the casual, woody bar at other times. Head through to the dining room and things take a sophisticated turn, with sleek furniture and linen-clad tables. One “reasonably priced” menu fits all: you could go for some hand-cut charcuterie followed by beer-battered haddock and chips, or up the ante by ordering pan-fried scallops with sauce vierge and crispy kale ahead of rabbit and pancetta ballottine with savoy cabbage and celeriac cream. For afters, desserts such as treacle tart with popcorn ice cream are always a treat. A separate daytime menu (12N-6pm) specialises in cheap deals.