|The Harwood Arms|
I was in London for a conference and had an extra day - that I would normally spend seeing a play or two in the West End theaters! A friend and London resident, Jane, suggested Brunch before I trekked off to TKTS and the theatre. I hadn't seen Jane in a while and it offered the opportunity to catch up, so I readily agreed! She suggested The Harwood Arms, having been there recently for dinner with another mutual friend. She thought that a Saturday Brunch might prove just the time to enjoy the pub...as well as enjoy the nearby Fulham Saturday Market, and still leave plenty of theatre time for me. I was staying near Westminster, so it turned out to be a simple tube ride on the District Line towards Wimbledon...boarded at St. James Park and met Jane at Fulham Broadway. A short walk later we were at the pub.
|The Brunch Menu|
My sea bream was wonderfully moist and I think the best part was the fish skin...crisp and savory. The mussels had just the right amount of acidic pickling to complement the slight sweetness of the fish. Jane didn't say much as she focused on consuming four beautiful slices of perfectly cooked and presented venison. There was silence for a good while as we consumed our brunch accompanied by a very nice Luigi Bosca DOC Single Vineyard 2013 Argentinean Malbec.
|The Rhubarb Soufflé|
Head Chef Alex Harper has certainly earned his Michelin Star in my mind. If you are in London, check out The Harwood Arms at: http://www.harwoodarms.com .