The team from pergola are behind this venture, they’ve literally taken over a whole street and revamped it! Comprising of two bars, four restaurants and my favourite part of all, the large garden seating area which is covered and has heating for when the British chill kicks in.I first visited here a month or so ago to catch up with some friends who were over from the USA. Instantly fell in love with the venue which was just perfect for a summers day, a stones throw away from West Brompton station & so easy to get to! Think it’s becoming one of my ‘goto’ places this summer to chill with friends or a spot of lunch with the family.
It’s a great casual food and drink destination, with some really cool restaurants linked by a walkway. You could do a mini food & bar crawl without having to go too far.
So let’s talk food…
Firstly let’s talk about my favourite: The ‘Begging Bowl’ seasonal Thai food served with flair & the papaya salad is to die for. It’s all I need well and the Prosecco of course.
Alongside that there’s Patty & Bun, there’s always got to be a burger place when my boys are concerned! Famous for their ‘Ari Gold’ a burger with smoky mayo and pickles, and chips with chicken skin salt. Yes, chicken skin salt is a thing!
The other two are new restaurants ‘Coqfighters’ and ‘Foley’s Bao and Yakitori Grill’.
Coqfighters is for those of you who like things a little more spicy! you’ll get Korean style wings which are deep fried (twice) in batter then served alongside two sauces – a sticky soy glaze and a Korean hot sauce. The idea here is that you brush the sauces onto the wings before indulging, and for you veggies out there, they have a corn fritter bap great with all the Korean hot sauces & smoked sambal mayo.
Last but not least, my hubbies favourite Foley’s Bao and Yakitori Grill. Serving up Taiwanese bao buns and Japanese yakotori amongst other dishes.
Boa buns are a snack food originating from Fuzhou, the capital of China’s Fujian province, and popular in Taiwan consisting of meat and other condiments sandwiched between flat steamed bread. The traditional filling for bao is a slice of porkbelly, but my lads seem to prefer the fried chicken!
And then to complete the food experience, the bars provide you with drinks to suit everyone and there’s always a buzzy atmosphere.
If you’re a fan of pergola give this a try, there are less food options but, varied enough to suit everyone’s palette!