While many pubs may serve simple food, a gastro pub focuses on providing high quality food in addition to the alcohol they serve. This new fad is growing all around the world. What more could a person want than delicious food served along with great drinks. And London is thriving with great gastro pubs for you to enjoy.
Pig & Butcher
One of the top gastro pubs in London is the Pig and Butcher, which serves delicious meals and comfort food. For instance, you choose the Merrifield Farm duck ham, smoked cherries, Padron peppers and honey mustard carrot chutney or the roasted leg of Lydden Court Farm lamb. The menu is actually quite extensive. You can also choose from several deserts, including hot chocolate and rosemary truffles. The Pig and Butcher is certainly well worth a visit and is a top gastro pub.
Harward Arms is another gastro pub in London that would be worth a trip. This pub can best be described as very upscale. They serve modern British food in comfortable surroundings and a pleasant atmosphere. The menu includes such items as Cornish crab on English muffins with pickled lemon and coastal herbs and Cornish Pollock with melted leeks, cockles and bacon. The food is very good, and the menu is also very impressive.
The Red Lion and Sun
This gastro pub is known for their scrumptious meals, especially the poached egg and salt beef and cheddar cheese hash. The Red Lion and Sun is so very popular that it can become very crowded, and the other problem is that you may have to book quite far in advance (at least a week) to reserve a table. You should keep this in mind if you plan on eating out at the Red Lion and Sun gastro pub.
The Bird in Hand
The gastro pub which has the best pizzas in London is the Bird in the Hand gastro pub. You can get a meal here at lunch or dinner, and the menu is impressive with such delicious items as gin cured salmon with beetroot or mackerel with some fresh sour cucumber. This is a great place to enjoy a Sunday meal or a meal any day of the week.
The Grazing Goat
This pub offers delicious British food in a warm, rustic setting. There is both inside and outside seating. The menu is very good with such tasty dishes as pan fried bream, Castlemead chicken; Cardington grass-fed rib eye and Devon crab Scotch egg.
The Bull and Last
Located in the heart of London is a gastro pub that serves a true British menu. They serve food such as English Lamb rump, grilled artichokes, garden salad and various delectable desserts. They also have a very extensive wine list to choose from.
These are the top gastro pubs you should visit in London, if you get the chance. You may even find a few more along the way. Let us know what your favorite place is in England.