Porters English Restaurant

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by charolastra24 on October 7, 2004

All those people you hear complaining about how bland and sometimes disgusting British food can be? Send them to Porters to change their minds!

Porters is what British Isles food SHOULD be - tasty, comforting, simple, the kind of thing you'd expect to be eating by a roaring fireplace in a boisterous pub in a town that was named something along the lines of Blank-upon-blank, maybe Yorkshire-Upon-Pudding, or Lamb-Upon-Pie. No "noveau" concoctions that try to disguise sausages as gourmand extravaganzas here, but don't expect bland either.

Skip an appetizer - portions are large, and the food filling - and head straight for the pies for which Porters is famous. The lamb and apricot is tasty and interesting, but the Steak, Guinness and Mushroom can't be missed if you're only gonna be here once. The flaky melt-in-your-mouth crust gives way to ridiculously tender chunks of beef, mushrooms, and that earthy, homey flavor that just makes you feel sorta cozy. Get it with the new potatoes as a side - they're delicious.

Whatever you do...no matter how much you want to gorge yourself on meat and potatoes...save room for dessert, and get Lady Bradford's Sticky Gingerbread Pudding. It's mouthwatering, and a perfect end to the meal. Try it with a glass of Fladgate 15 port. You pay a bit more at Porters, but they do it all right. For quality British food, this is the place to go!

Porters English Restaurant
17 Henrietta Street
London, England, WC2E 8QH
(020) 7836-6466


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