Apple & bramble tart

October 10, 2017

There is not much in the world that is more comforting than homemade Apple tart.

Neil’s addition of brambles and flaked almonds add a bit of tartness and texture to create a dessert that will keep you coming back for more. On the menu from today, treat yourself to a slice of tart served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

Tart’s so good!



Sunday Roast

September 11, 2017


Gather the troupes and head on over for a lovely Sunday roast. This week we’re cooking Roast lamb, roasties, carrots & cavolo nero & Roast pork, turnips, hispi cabbage & crushed apple. 

Pst… did you know that there is no corkage on Sundays?



August 29, 2017

With autumn on the horizon, as a keen cyclist, Neil has been taking trips out to Box Hill and all around Surrey. While on one of these trips he started turning his mind to pastries, as most cyclists do, and that got him thinking about the Paris-Brest, an aptly named French classic of choux pastry, praline cream & chocolate sauce.

The round pastry represents the wheel of bike and became very popular with riders who took part in the Paris-Brest-Paris cycle race.

Suitably inspired Neil has created a version for the dessert menu starting this week.



Weekly Special

August 21, 2017

New season, new menu- Neil’s been mucking about in the kitchen and turned out this beauty tagliolini, roasted sardine vinaigrette, spicy tomato, peppers & parsley.

The dish will run as a special all week if you fancy a sneak peak at whats to come on the next menu cycle.




Muscat Grapes

August 14, 2017


This month, inspired by the French classic Sole Veronique, Neil is using French Muscat grapes in a summery hake dish. Neil first cooked with these grapes when he was at The Square and loves their delicately perfumed flavour.

Neil is baking the hake with sea herbs and adding the Muscat grapes to provide a sharp, sweet contrast to the dish. New on the menu from today the dish looks set to be a Merchants favourite.



A Look Back: 5 Chefs 5 Nights

July 24, 2017


June 2017 was the first ever Evening Standard London Food Month, Angela was named as the festival food hero this year which saw her darting all over London hosting a variety of events throughout the whole month. When she asked us at the Tavern if we wanted to host a week long event to celebrate the best of British cooking with the best line up of UK chefs how could we say no?!

Our event was 5 chefs 5 nights, and as the name suggest Neil got his mates who all happen to be 5 of the top UK chefs to take over our kitchen for a week. Tom Kitchin, Gary Usher, Mitch Tonks, Tom Kerridge & Stephen Terry all came in for one night guest  each and cooked the most amazing meals for our lucky guests. The atmosphere in the dining room was electric and if you didn’t manage to grab a ticket you can  watch the highlights over on our YouTube channel.

Thank you to everyone who joined us, we were happy to see familiar faces and new fans of  the Tavern!





Sunday Roast: Black Angus Beef

July 18, 2017


Spare a thought for all the people out there in the elements this weekend, pitching up tents at Secret Garden Party or racing in the London Triathlon while you dig into your warm Sunday roast.

This week Neil is rustling up Black Angus Beef, heritage tomato & dripping salad, Yorkshire pudding and Roast chicken, turnips & green sauce. 



Sunday Roast

July 11, 2017

Neil is off celebrating his birthday this Sunday but he hasn’t forgotten to write a wicked menu for you in his absence. A welcome return on the starters will be Pickled mackerel, ratte potato salad & apple and for the main event there is Roast saddleback pork loin, forgotten carrots, black cabbage & roasties or Roast lamb, turnips & spelt.

Entertaining the crowds in the bar DJ Matt Timms pumps the room full of blissed out Balearic gems.


Sunday roast: Chicken & stuffing

June 27, 2017


This Sunday Neil is serving up a roast chicken, lemon & thyme stuffing what a tasty meal for a Sunday afternoon! And for those looking for something lighter, we will have roasted lemon sole on the bone with a refreshing fennel salad.

And of course the bloody mary’s flowing with DJ Paul Day is starting his Sunday session from 3pm to ride us into a chilled out Sunday evening the way a weekend should be finished up.

For a table this weekend email our reception team on



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5 Chefs 5 Nights: Tom Kitchin


Kicking off our 5 Chefs, 5 Nights guest chef series,

the wonderful Tom Kitchin flew down from his Edinburgh home to treat Londoners to a taste of Scotland.

Guests enjoyed a meal of Scallop baked in the shell, Highland lamb served with courgette flower & artichoke and Knockraich farm yoghurt panna cotta with gooseberry sorbet & elderflower consomme. 

You can watch the video from last night here. 

If you weren’t lucky enough to snap up tickets to last nights event, fear not we still have a couple of tickets available for later this week when we’ll be welcoming chefs Gary Usher, Mitch Tonks, Tom Kerridge and Stephen Terry. Call Adele to book your spot – 0207 060 5335.