Review on The Carpenter's Arms

Dubbed by one critic as a 'fine, funky place to be,' the revitalised Carpenter's Arms has been given a shot in the arm by the team that also runs the Pig's Ear in Chelsea and the Coach & Horses in Farringdon. It has been suitably dressed down with mis-matching furniture, junk shop curios and a neat little courtyard garden at the back.

The smart menu changes from day to day and it's firmly in the cosmopolitan gastro-pub mould (no surprise, since chef Paul Adams comes hot-foot from the Pig's Ear). To begin, there might be a salad of goats' cheese, beetroot, squash and walnuts or grilled quail with lemon, grapes and coriander, while main courses might involve penne with a ragù of porcini mushrooms, grilled sea bream with Jerusalem artichokes and caviar butter sauce, and game pie with an unctuous side order of 'duck fat' chips with foie gras mayonnaise.

Desserts avoid most of the nursery clichés in favour of poached prunes with Greek yoghurt and pistachios or chocolate mousse cake with coffee syrup and sour cream. The well-organised global wine list includes a dozen by the glass.

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Gastro pub


Tim Ingall

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.45pm Tue-Sat (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Tue-Sat (6.00 - 9.00pm Sun)

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Facilities at The Carpenter's Arms

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly

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The Carpenter's Arms
91 Black Lion Lane
West London
W6 9BG

Nearest tube station: Stamford Brook

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