QuickReview: The Lansdowne

The Lansdowne THE LANSDOWNE

What? Lunch

Where? The Lansdowne, once a railway tavern, now a stylish and characterful pub with a great wine-list and an eclectic menu.

Food? Margherita pizza and fattoush salad. The Lansdowne’s pizzas are reputed to be the best in London and we have no reason to disagree. The fattoush salad was fresh and crunchy, with spinach, pomegranate seeds, feta, radishes, tomato and cucumber, bursting with flavour and vitamins.

Drink? Fentiman’s ginger beer, Fentiman’s lemonade. Refreshing on a hot day. The wine list on a chalk board above the bar was tempting, but a clear head was required for the afternoon.

Vibe? Characterful and relaxed, with mis-matched scrubbed antique furniture and the menu on a large chalk board. A happy hubbub of conversation, created by a wide-ranging clientele. Lots of tables meant plenty of space for everyone. The staff were charming and efficient, and the whole operation ran smoothly. Food appeared quickly, perfectly executed, and I particularly appreciated the no-nonsense and obliging approach to my allergy.

Cost? All the above came to £24

Wifi? Yes

The Lansdowne, 90 Gloucester Avenue, NW1 8HX

http://www.thelansdownepub.co.uk

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