This pub revamp sees it being taken over by the same people behind Waterloo's hugely popular Anchor and Hope and has Mike Davies in the kitchen, a young chef trained up in the Anchor family and also part owner of the achingly hip Franks Cafe pop up in Peckham.
"A blackboard listed "half a chopped rabbit + chopped black cabbage for two", while the printed menu included ‘pork fat and scotch bonnet on toast’, and ‘ox tongue, beetroot and horseradish’ – this is food for adventurous palates." READ REVIEW
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on April 08, 2014
"When Sophie cursed her fate to find that the chocolate and pear crumble tart with butterscotch sauce was off the menu, Siobhan brought her some of the sauce anyway, with wedges of poached pear from another dish. This is a place that does everything slightly beyond the call of duty." READ REVIEW
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on March 19, 2014
"Weekday dinner with a couple of friends is notable for the chilli-hot crouton, those aforementioned calçots with almond-nibbled fiery-red sauce and the calming cheese, singed mussels with bacon plus chargrilled octopus with confit potatoes, pickled onions and paprika to start plus a huge, film- star-handsome Barnsley pork chop — a cut across the loin of a big pig lacquered to shiny, treacly darkness — and the Longhorn beef lasagne." READ REVIEW