Review on The Brown Dog

The team behind the hugely successful Pig's Ear in Chelsea (including executive chef Ashley Hancill) recently took this local boozer under their wing, and have transformed the 150-year-old building into a thoroughly decent gastropub without too many airs or graces. 'Unfussy' sums up the interior, which has mismatched furniture, etched glass windows, blazing fires and eye-popping Tom Dixon copper lampshades dangling from the dark red ceiling.

Menus (and the wine list) are chalked on boards, the selection changes from day to day and the tilt is towards user-friendly modern British ideas with a few obligatory backward glances. Ham terrine with homemade piccalilli, braised lamb shank with mash and sprout tops, and plum crumble play the nostalgia card, but there's a more modern thrust to seared scallops with crispy pancetta, poached fillet of salmon with roast fennel and sorrel cream, and hot chocolate fondant. Wines are eclectic, cheap and cheerful, and the pub still takes its real ales seriously.

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Gastro pub / Modern British

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 – 3.00pm (4.00pm Sat, 1.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 – 10.00pm (6.00 - 10.00pm Sat, 6.00 - 9.00pm Sun)

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Facilities at The Brown Dog

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Family Friendly


The Brown Dog
28 Cross Street
South West London
SW13 0AP

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