April 18, 2001
In the winter there are two fire places that make it cozy. In the summer you can sit outside at the picnic tables in the beer garden. The mediterranean food is simple, fresh and always delicious. The menu changes daily with some regular items showing up periodically and always includes fish, meat, and pasta. Starters might include madeira onion soup with sweet paprika and sultanas or a warm goat cheese salad. Every day there is a different anitpasti. Mains include fresh fish such as poached haddock with aromatics or grilled marlin steak. Two of my favorite dished were the Moroccan Chicken Tagine or Grilled lamb chops. Sides include fresh rocket, cous cous salad, roast red onions and mustard mashed potatoes. There are one or two puddings (desserts for us yankees) that were consistently yummy.
On a recent trip in October 2001 we returned to see if anything had changed. The food was still fantastic. Recently they added an awning to their outdoor garden. Now you can still enjoy eating outdoors on those rare rainy London days.
To get there turn left out of W Brompton tube station, proceed down the road one or two blocks, and turn left on Seagrave Road. It is on the left about a block down.
From journal A year in London