Review on The Atlas
Since it was 'restored' in 1998, this cheerful hostelry has made quite a name for itself in the local neighbourhood: it's popular during the day with office workers and visitors to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, and it buzzes at night with punters in for a few drinks or something to eat.
The bustling, oblong-shaped bar has a long counter and lots of original Victorian panelling and wood floors. Beyond that is the dining room, and the Atlas is also lucky enough to have a secret walled garden with an awning and heaters for all-year-round protection.
Influences from North Africa and the Middle East creep into the menu, although the main thrust is Mediterranean. The Atlas antipasti comprises chicken liver 'purée' on crostini with fried onions, sea bass fillet with chicory and parsley, and a frittata of tomatoes, wild rocket and Parmesan; alternatively you might begin with pea, broad bean and lemon risotto.
Main courses could range from pheasant and merguez tagine with quince and saffron to Tuscan lamb casserole with porcini, pancetta and shallots served with celeriac and chestnut gratin, while desserts might include chocolate and almond cake. The admirable modern wine list is packed with goodies at really affordable prices.
The Atlas is also featured in: Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Mediterranean / Gastro pub
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (4.00pm Sat) (10.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00pm - 10.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card