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Tag Archives: gastropub
African Queen review – raise your glass to this Hounslow Indian pub
Hearty fare for locals and Heathrow travellers alike There are many reasons to hate Heathrow, from the 7am drinkers and the tedious security theatre of dubious utility to the obligatory naff ads for luxury goods and enterprise IT. One of the most hateful things about Heathrow, and indeed many Western airports in general, is the … Continue reading
The Wigmore review – Michel Roux Jr’s Regent Street gastropub
The Langham’s second hotel bar in all but name I review relatively few gastropubs, not because I have any objection to them but due to a pair of far more prosaic reasons. For starters, many of the most interesting new gastropubs seem to be opening outside of London. As as a typical rootless cosmopolitan elitist, … Continue reading
Plaquemine Lock review – Creole and Cajun pub food on the Regent’s Canal
The gastropub cousin to Bocca di Lupo Most new restaurants launch in a blaze of publicity glory with press releases spamming inboxes, repetitively woolly social media chatter, oversubscribed launch parties, a Ryanair-style rush for reservations and fawning coverage from all the usual suspects. Plaquemine Lock, the new gastropub from one of the bods behind Soho’s … Continue reading
Hill and Szrok Pub review – Old Street meat pub is worth a butcher’s hook
Steakhouse and pub all-in-one Update 19/7/21 – this restaurant has now closed The original Hill and Szrok is a butchers in Broadway Market that branched out into catering. Re-purposing its central marble slab into a communal table, the butcher turned into a self-described ‘cookshop’ at night. ‘Cookshops’ are apparently the Regency-era precursors to restaurants in … Continue reading
Crown and Sceptre review – pub food fit for a king?
Is this gastropub the king of Fitzrovia foodie pubs? Fitzrovia is desperately short of good gastropubs, so I just had to check out the Crown and Sceptre when I found out that the pub has a varied and interesting menu that changes regularly. I dragged along Sue-Ellen, Mumbles and The Pulse as my dining companions. … Continue reading
The Draft House Tower Bridge review 2 – Second time lucky?
Will I be impressed on my second visit to the gastropub that has Tower Bridge as a neighbour? I’ve been to the Tower Bridge branch of The Draft House before with The Jolly Giant, the Lensman, Wicket, the Youngling, the Griddler and Bohemian Rhapsody. Although I was underwhelmed, I suspected I would return since my … Continue reading
Dean Swift review – Hidden back alley gastropub
Unlike the other eateries reviewed so far on The Picky Glutton, Dean Swift isn’t a traditional restaurant but a gastropub. Distinguishing a gastropub from any other kind of pub or a restaurant is tricky since a gastropub has elements of both, so it tends to be a case of ‘I’ll know when I see it’. … Continue reading
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