Shaking up the sleepy streets of Maida Vale with contemporary good looks and a menu of British classics is new-pub-on-the-block, The Elgin. With all the warmth of a local, all the style of a restaurant, and all the charm of a café, it’s the ideal watering hole for families, friends, locals and Londoners alike.
It’s clear the guys at the light and airy Elgin know that the devil is in the detail – we’re not just talking about the antique furnishings, original glazed Victoria tiles, chic artwork and exposed brick, but the bar stocked with local London ales, and the stunning menu too. Follow the wrought iron staircase upstairs, where you’ll find a first floor dining room boasting Jielde wall lamps, restored iron pillars and rustic seating. Signature dishes on the menu include chorizo hash with pink fur potatoes, spinach, soft duck egg, as well as lamb rump with sweetbreads, wild garlic and pea puree. Sunday lunches are the perfect reason for a cosy slouch session to end the weekend, and desserts, such as caramelised pear tart and stem ginger syllabub, further add to the host of reasons to visit.