SquareMeal Review of
The Approach Tavern
Couscous on the menu, contemporary art on the walls of the upstairs gallery, a heated terrace & trendy punters sipping Pinot Grigio – The Approach, near Victoria Park, is a thoroughly modern
boozer. But neither the pub nor the local residents who use it are ready to call time on the more traditional features: namely, the jukebox, pub quiz & real fire in winter. The venue is now
under the wing of Remarkable Restaurants, a London pub company, & has jazzed up its act in other ways. Sunday roasts are still the big favourite, but chilled gazpacho, pints of prawns, rib-eye
fries & horseradish cream, & flourless chocolate cake, indicate a renewed pride in the kitchen. Order a sausage roll (made in-house) & pair it with a pint of real ale – Ossett’s
Yorkshire Blonde or Gales Seafarers from Fuller’s, say. Continental choices include Litovel & Hoegaarden.
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