Fenn

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Silver Award
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London, SW62UF ·Website ·Call0207 371 9888

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Silver Award

If you visited and loved Nest in Hackney, then you're bound to fall for their sister restaurant Fenn, which serves modern British food in an unassuming corner of Fulham. Running the kitchen are executive head chef Johnnie Crowe (from Michelin-starred The Harwood Arms) and Joe Laker (formerly at Anglo), a mighty duo with impressive credentials. 

The charm begins from the moment you step through its covered terrace, which resembles something akin to an upmarket potting shed. Adorned with trailing foliage, paned windows, long wooden benches and comfortable blue cushions, the snug space functions as a natural extension of the main restaurant, with a strong nod to the great outdoors.  

This fundamentally British aesthetic is reflected in Laker’s menu, where he takes nostalgic, well-loved flavours and runs with them. The result is a condensed selection of clean, beautifully-executed and well-balanced plates that have seasonal produce and simplicity at their core. 

To start, we chose the Fenn fried chicken (FFC) which sees six gnarly pieces of deep-fried chicken topped with a precise splodge of chive mayonnaise - its oniony richness playing best mate to the crispy battered coating. It’s easy to see why this is one of its most talked about dishes. 

The fun continues with miniature seaweed muffins which are warm, doughy things served with a tapas-style selection of smoked cods roe, caviar and seaweed. It’s a playful dish with a build-your-own vibe for diners to get involved in.  

Mains will set you back by £20-30, but is worth it if you’re in town. Pork and apple sauce gets an upgrade in the form of sticky pork belly slices, sweet carrot puree and burnt apple ketchup, which all act as friendly reminders of your favourite roast dinner – just a bit fancier. For fish lovers, the steamed cod is a must. A chunky fillet, velvety and flaking, is paired with smoked mussels and a smooth parsley veloute and served with a mini bowl of crunchy baby potatoes.  

For dessert, opt for the pump street chocolate ganache with a chocolate crumb. Although, the yogurt ice cream on top lacked tang, it wasn’t enough to detract from the intensity of dark chocolate beneath.  

The menu’s simplistic descriptions of each dish don’t do justice to what arrives at the table - but that's part of what makes ordering at Fenn so exciting. The food might not be what you expect, but you can guarantee it will be brilliant.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
British
Ambience
Cool, Quiet conversation, Quirky
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Dates

About Fenn

From the team behind Hackney’s Nest, comes Fenn, a seasonal British restaurant on Wandsworth Bridge Road in Fulham.

The restaurant boasts a covered and heated terrace which seats 14 guests, while inside the dining room feels like an upmarket garden shed that you might find out somewhere in the country. The rustic-chic space comes complete with hanging pendant lights, verdant green foliage climbing the walls and plump ocean blue scatter cushions dotted across the wooden bench-style seating.

Fenn’s kitchen is headed up by executive head chef Johnnie and head chef Joe Laker (formerly of Anglo), with the pair working together to devise a menu that focuses on seasonal, produce-driven cooking. Guests can choose between a chef’s set menu or an a la carte, while food can be accompanied by a glass of wine from an extensive European list, or your choice of cocktail or non-alcoholic alternative.

The menu at Fenn evolves with the seasons, but if you opt to try the chef’s set offering, you can expect dishes similar to Lincolnshire Poacher cheese and truffle dumplings or Scottish scallop with roast chicken butter. From the a la carte meanwhile, you can try the likes of confit duck egg with wild mushroom or lamb’s belly served with spring onions and mashed potato. There is a dedicated vegetarian version of the set menu available - think beetroot with goats curd and candied walnut or Jersey Royals paired with an asparagus and watercress sauce - while the team will do what they can to accommodate allergies and special diets if given prior notice.

To round off your meal, enjoy tempting sweet treats including a nutmeg custard tart and Pump Street chocolate with yoghurt, or go down the savoury route instead with a selection of British cheeses, accompanied by shallot chutney and a savoury cheese scone.


FAQs

Is Fenn child-friendly?

No, there is no dedicated children's menu available.

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Does Fenn offer vegetarian options?

Yes, a fully vegetarian version of the chef's set menu is available.

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Location

194 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW62UF

0207 371 9888

Website

Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-14:00
Wed 12:00-14:00
Thu 12:00-14:00
Fri 12:00-14:00
Sat 12:00-14:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 17:00-21:30
Wed 17:00-21:30
Thu 17:00-21:30
Fri 17:00-21:30
Sat 17:00-21:30
Sun Closed

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Anon

20 February 2022  
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4.5
Romantic Dinner for 2

We had the set menu with an extra dish of oysters and the food was excellent. It was also great value for money too considering how much work and quality of ingredients had gone into each dish. The menu usually changes monthly and we will be going back again soon.

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