Posted: 18 Apr 2018
#Area Guide If you're a food & drink enthusiast, don't miss these local spots
Gastropubs can be relied upon to serve up delicious food, paired with great wine, beer and spirits, in a relaxed environment. Fortunately, gastropubs are somewhat of a speciality in the capital. Here’s a round-up of 10 of the best.
The Old Queen’s Head
Ahead of a night on the tiles, this trendy pub offers up seriously good comfort food. It also has a killer roast lunch every Sunday. Book ahead.
Address: 44 Essex Road, N1 8LN
Telephone: 020 7354 9993
People’s Park Tavern
This East London favourite boasts its own microbrewery that enables punters to pair their own ‘cooked to perfection’ roast with a perfectly brewed pint. A great place to while-away a weekend.
Address: 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT
Telephone: 020 8533 0040
The Fentiman Arms
Tucked away on an unassuming residential street in Vauxhall, The Fentiman Arms excels at hearty traditional food, such as artisan sausages and succulent steak, which can be washed down with a choice from the excellent wine list.
Address: 64 Fentiman Road, SW6 1LA
Telephone: 020 7793 9796
Victoria is not known for its gastro pubs. However, hidden behind the Cardinal Place shopping centre, The Phoenix is a gem of a pub that offers a roast lunch and drinks menu to rival any boozer in the capital.
Address: 14 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA
Telephone: 020 7828 8136
Paradise By Way of Kensal Green
This north-west London favourite has no shortage of soul. Drop by and experience the beautiful interior, outstanding pub food and carefully-curated array of ales, beers, wines and cocktails.
Address: 19 Kilburn Lane, W10 4AE
Telephone: 020 8969 0098
It’s easy to see why this neighbourhood pub is constantly raved about by Clapham locals. It puts other pubs to shame with its delectable food, featuring such highlights as the ploughman’s board, 28-day aged sirloin steak and beer battered cod and thrice cooked chips.
Address: 2 Northcote Road, SW11 1NT
Telephone: 020 7223 5378
The Owl and the Pussycat
Hidden away on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, The Owl and the Pussycat serves up delicious seasonal produce, vintage décor and a buzz like no other. Worth making a detour for.
Address: 34 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP
Telephone: 020 3487 0088
This local Victorian pub is mighty and impressive and boasts original features, including a beautiful conservatory. The food is also top-drawer.
Address: 14 Flask Walk, NW3 1HE
Telephone: 020 7435 4580
The Dog and Fox
From regular live music to a charming beer garden, this much-loved SW19 gastro pub has a number of selling points. The food and drink menu also keeps locals coming back for more.
Address: 24 High Street Wimbledon, SW19 5EA
Telephone: 020 8946 6565
This high-end Maida Vale pub serves delectable plates filled with seasonal, British fare. Highlights include truffle mash, lemon sole and 28-day aged sirloin steak. Also, don’t miss their carefully selected gin list; perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif.
Address: 5A Formosa Street, W9 1EE
Telephone: 020 7286 3287
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