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Hereford Road

3 Hereford Rd. Send to Phone
020-7727 1144
Underground: Bayswater/Royal Oak
Honest-to-goodness British cooking in a former butcher's shop.

Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Hereford Road Restaurant Review

: It’s appropriate that Hereford Road should be in an old butcher’s shop rather than a former bank, as the dishes produced here have more to do with the earthy than the aspirational. If the likes of lamb's sweetbreads with green beans and mint, potted crab, or wood pigeon with lentils and wild garlic seem strangely familiar, look no further than the credentials of the chef, Tom Pemberton, whose skill helped form the individual nature of St. John Bread & Wine where he was head chef. The philosophy is the same as at his former spot: choose the best British food you can find, cook it simply and charge reasonable prices. Don’t be put off by the concentration on offal; you can also go for beetroot with sorrel and boiled egg, or pearl barley with red wine, squash and field mushrooms. Puddings (not desserts) might include rhubarb Eton mess and there’s homemade ice cream. The setting on two levels is simple: leather banquettes, a large window, and an open kitchen at the front, which means the diner is greeted with the sight, sounds and smells of good cooking. The wine list is equally honest and straightforward and service is delightful.


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