The Arber Garden, which comes from the same team behind The Lighterman and The Broadcaster, is a pub, dining room and gin garden adjoining Fitzrovia Chapel. Inspired by the botanist Agnes Arber, this relaxed space offers up locally sourced produce crafted into elegant dishes, wood-oven cooked flatbreads, brunch on the weekends, Sunday roasts and more. Sip on a range of gins in the garden, alongside lovely cocktails, spirits and biodynamic wines.
The cuisine here is modern British with global touches, with a mixture of pub classics and more refined dishes. Diners at The Arber Garden can start off their meal with the likes of wild garlic and foraged nettle soup, rarebreed steak tartare with confit egg yolk, nasturtium and sourdough or Westcombe ricotta with raw courgette, sherry vinegar and pistachio. Flatbreads here are a speciality and not to be missed. Toppings include roasted cherry tomato with north London mozzarella, black garlic and marjoram; spiced Cotswold sausage with English broad beans, lovage and mozzarella or even Dorset crab with courgette flower, pickled chilli and wild garlic.
Classic pub dishes at The Arber Garden are given a boost of elegance. Try the 35-day aged beef burger with beetroot relish, breaded haddock with triple cooked chips or the rarebreed rib-eye steak with bone marrow butter. Aside from pub classics, mains include grilled white asparagus with roasted fennel, tarragon and pine nuts as a vegan option, alongside Cornish halibut with smoked bacon, spring colcannon and parsley sauce.
The cocktails are a must-try here, with mixes like a gin and basil spritz, fig spritz, garden mojito, oyster shell-infused martini and a bloody margarita made with Tapatio, Ilegal mezcal, Tamarillo tomato, agave, lime and bitters. There are also three signature gin and tonics on the menu, once with charred sage and honey, another with gin, apple, fennel and sugar snap pea and a third with jasmine tea and honey lemon. We recommend you try all three.