The Elgin is located in Maida Vale and is described as a ‘proper local, laid back restaurant and all-day café’ which offers British classics with a great atmosphere and equally good food. The décor is light and stripped back, providing lots of floor space and making it a lovely rustic pub.
The menu is packed with a variety of comforting classics – all with an added something – which includes ‘Ginger Pig Traditional Sausages with Buttered Cabbage and Puy Lentils,’ ‘Chorizo Hash with Pink Fur Potatoes, Spinach and Soft Duck Egg’ and ‘Lamb Rump, Sweetbreads with a Wild Garlic & Pea Puree.’ Desserts include ‘Lemon Curd, Ricotta and Poppy Seed Sponge’ and ‘Caramelised Pear Tart, Stem Ginger Syllabub.’ Breakfast and brunch are also available, as well as sharing platters of cheese and charcuterie and smaller plates of ‘Roast Vine Tomato or Asparagus,’ ‘Chorizo in Port,’ and ‘Ham Hock Terrine’.
I had the asparagus and poached egg followed by a cheese and beet salad and finished it with a panna cotta for dessert. My friend had the duck salad, ham terrine, beef croquettes, then the lamb and finally a pear tart which smelled amazing and resembled a tart tatin.
The drinks menu is equally as impressive with a great selection of beer on offer – fantastic if beer is your thing. If not, there is a regularly rotating list of wine, premium spirits and ales on the menu. For wine enthusiasts, there is just as much choice – the menu consists of a selection of eight white and eight red wines from around the globe which guests are encouraged to savour and try.
With a menu that serves up dishes from breakfast (which can be picked up to go) to dinner there is plenty of reason to visit The Elgin and try out the restaurant designed to resemble your local pub. There is something for everyone making it the perfect place for Londoners, locals, visitors, friends and families alike.