This rustic inn-style restaurant is a favorite amongst locals and popular with American expats. People love it for its warm, inviting dining rooms (especially cosy is the subterranean level) and consistently delicious food. Decorated with quaint antique furniture—old pews, bakers’ racks, Welsh dressers, smoker’s bow chairs and the like—lit mostly by candlelight, and overflowing with bits and bobs hanging from the ceiling (a wagon wheel, for example), you feel as if you’ve been transported a couple centuries back for a good old fashioned meal.
We recommend the hearty British-style fare, like game dishes, creamed fish or kidney pie, and the heavenly bread & butter pudding. There’s also a nice selection of French wines. Though the prices remind you that you’re in a posh London neighborhood in the 21st century, we say it’s worth the pretty pence.