Review on The Hampshire Hog
What is Primrose Hill's loss is certainly a gain for the denizens of Hammersmith when the team behind the immensely popular pub, The Engineer had the renewal of their lease refused by landlords Mitchells and Butlers, who had their own plans for the premises. Actress Tasmin Olivier and artist Abigail Osborne took over the former premises occupied by the Ruby Grand on King Street and after a stylish refurbishment, The Hampshire Hog opened its doors in October 2011.
The kitchen makes admiral use of high quality seasonal ingredients for its modern dishes with a strong British slant. Open for early morning breakfast, brunch and dinner there is much to enjoy on the crowd-pleasing menus. Things move up a gear in the evening with pressed chicken, cornichon and pistachio terrine served with apricot chutney and toast, followed by a main course of maple-glazed wild duck breast, braised puy lentils, wild mushrooms and jus or poached hake, chilli, coriander and lemongrass broth, corn and udon noodles. Desserts usher in chocolate fondant, peanut brittle, berry compote and vanilla ice cream or orange and star anise crème brulée.
There is an excellent selection of organic, bio-dynamic and natural wines, their own Hampshire Hog bitter, well-crafted cocktails, Caravan coffee and tea from the Rare Tea Company.
Gastro pub / British
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00am - 12.00pm (10.00am - 4.00pm Sat & Sun Brunch)
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm (6.00 - 10.00pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express