Fine old London corner-plot pub which has been rejuvenated by the introduction of a gastro kitchen into the lower bar.
Furnishings are on the knocked-about side, but nothing else is shabby here. Very appealing menu full of robust options that demand more than one visit. Very little, other than a few burger choices, that conforms to normal pub fare.
I really was spoilt for choice, and that was just within the constraints of an astonishingly low-priced 2-course set lunch menu. Started with a perfect thick-crusted, well- fried scotch egg which was indulgent man food at its optimum. Moved on next to roast lamb slices in a tasty jus supported by sweet potato mash and dauphinoise spuds. A much appreciated effort, and very generous for the price.
Would have to say that the Wandle Bitter that we were drinking at the time wasn't quite as good as the meal; rather lifeless and slightly warmer than it should have been.
Staff wise, the guys behind the bar were efficient without being overly matey, ditto the very informally dressed girl working the tables, and the two guys in the open kitchen were much focussed on the job at hand whilst also observing the reaction of the punters to their output.
All in all seemed a very professional operation, and I would be very pleased to return and give that a la carte menu a good seeing to.
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