Porters English Restaurant

Porters English Restaurant

British

0.5 miles
17 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, Central London, WC2E 8QH
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In 1979, Porters English Restaurant was opened by The 7th Earl of Bradford; not every day does an English Earl, either then or now, expand his interests beyond the ancestral acres to set up shop within the highly competitive London restaurant market. Lord Bradford, who wears his title lightly, said at the launch, 'Porters English Restaurant will give a lot of people good, simple, traditional English dishes in comfortable surroundings, at very reasonable prices.' If every politician kept their word as well as he has, the world might be a better place. Porters does not set out to be a classy restaurant. Instead, in homely surroundings that smack of bistro-turned-brasserie, they serve food and drink that is easily definable as genuinely comforting grub. So for starters, try Norfolk dressed crab, the ever-popular roast tomato and basil soup, creamy and with that tell-tale colour which proclaims it to be the real thing, or chicken liver patéwith brandy and garlic. The nine world-famous pies - which include steak, Guinness and mushroom, roast chicken and sweet corn and Gamekeepers Pie - remain perennial best-sellers. Grills at Porters are cooked over hot coals for full flavour retention and include Aberdeen Angus sirloin and fillet and, as you might expect of Porters, are hung for 28 days. Puddings follow the same traditional course and include steamed syrup sponge, dark chocolate chip pudding, burnt Trinity cream, and a wonderful selection of homemade ice creams
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Open: Sun-Tues noon-10.30pm; Weds & Thurs noon-11pm; Fri & Sat noon-11.30pm