Review on The Harwood Arms
The Harwood Arms was revived as the result of a premier league partnership between three friends, this Fulham boozer is now a strong contender in the food stakes and also does the business as a top-drawer watering hole. The big players here are Mike Robinson from the Pot Kiln in Berkshire, Brett Graham from the Michelin-starred Ledbury in Notting Hill and publican Edwin Vaux.
The kitchen is under leadership of Alex Harper a former Head chef of Texture restaurant in Mayfair. Sporting prints and photographs line the walls, and the menu follows suit with lots of Berkshire game, wild fungi and much more besides making a seasonally rustic appearance.
Among the wholesome offerings might be warm salad of wood pigeon with black pudding, braised shoulder of lamb with smoked garlic, celery and spelt, and T-bone of Henley fallow deer with crisp potatoes, black cabbage and mushroom ketchup. Finish with brown bread ice cream and poached damsons or black treacle and stem ginger tart.
For those who want to revel in the pub side of things, there are cracking real ales from esoteric sources, wacky bar snacks (try the venison Scotch eggs or kipper croquettes with homemade tomato ketchup). There's also a colourful and eclectic wine list for oenophiles.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Tue-Sat (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.15 - 9.30pm (7.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card