SquareMeal Review of
The Lady Ottoline
Like its sister venue the Princess Victoria, The Lady Ottoline knows how to give good gastro. Tucked down a backstreet, it feels like a great little find. Relax downstairs in the street-level bar with its dark wood, chequered floor and open fire, enjoying a pint of ale or a bar snack (think homemade sausage rolls and Scotch eggs). Alternatively, venture up to the green dining room and enjoy table service from chatty staff. Here, pepped-up pub classics make the grade with the likes of lamb tongue with soft-boiled eggs and nettled pesto, whole grilled plaice with fennel and English cucumber, or pork rib-eye with tropea onions and bitter caramel. If it’s the season, plump for a hearty portion of game. For pudding, think Eton mess with braised berries, basil and flaked almonds, or raspberry tartlet with lemon curd and roasted white chocolate.