SquareMeal Review of
The Hampshire Hog
Hammersmith’s main drag isn’t hogged by many quality bars or restaurants – so sing hosanna for the Hampshire Hog, a new gastropub where you can pig out to your heart’s content. Expect to pay around
£30 for three courses – perhaps twice-baked cheese soufflé with chilli and tomato compote followed by herby cod fillet with leeks and fennel, with pear tarte Tatin to finish. Otherwise, nibble on
snacks of merguez and peperonata, salmon sashimi or pork rillettes at the bar. Wines, by the glass or 25cl ‘pot’, include everything from Italian house red to top Tokaji – note that all bottles and
foodie ‘pantry’ items are also available to go. Meanwhile, cocktails such as raspberry bramble and devilled Mary are worth snapping up during generous happy hours. The Hog’s reformed Victorian
decor is not unlike the kitchen/dining room of your average £1m west London townhouse.
The Hampshire Hog is recommended for