SquareMeal Review of
The Pearson Room
In the same building as Plateau, but two floors down, this spin-off from the Reebok Sports Club pitches its offer firmly in the mainstream, with most of the action taking place in the capacious lounge-like bar – although the dining area attracts a fair crowd with fashionable charcoal grills, sharing plates and the like. The full all-day menu covers a lot of ground, with exotic salads, deli-style sandwiches and pastas (pappardelle with confit rabbit and mushrooms, for example) giving way to classic international favourites along the lines of fish pie, lamb rogan josh, chicken schnitzel or beef bourguignon. To finish, desserts such as cheesecake, apple crumble or chocolate fondant with ice cream pile on the comfort and the calories. Cocktails are a popular call at the bar, while the wide-ranging wine list offers a keenly priced selection by the glass.