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Formerly popular as The Truscott Arms (RIP) which closed after the owners tussled with the landlords, this revivified boozer opened in spring 2018 as part of the trio of pubs launched by James McCulloch in partnership with the former chef/patron of Racine. It opened too late for significant survey feedback, but one early report was very enthusiastic: “it seems as if Henry Harris has worked his magic”, with some excellent dishes reported.
Back with a bang! – this Maida Vale gastropub is also back from the dead as Henry Harris (formerly of Knightsbridge’s Racine, long RIP) takes over the kitchen. It closed in August 2016 after a lengthy legal battle over rent increases, and is set to re-open in May 2018.
“It’s transformed the area!”; this “surprise gem” is “just what Maida Vale has been waiting for” – “an exceptional local”, whose first-floor dining room provides quite “complex” cuisine, alongside matching wines. Top Menu Tip – an extensive gluten-free menu.
The Hero of Maida Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Not a patch on the Truscott arms. The food was hit and miss, it’s certainly not worth full price"
"We went for a family Sunday lunch/birthday party with eight. The upstairs dining room is a lovely space, light and airy. The staff are very friendly. Sunday lunch is 'roast' with limited starters. Exceptional starters included taramasalata and an asparagus with brown crab sauce. In fact the only less successful part of the meal was the castelfranco burrata salad. The roasts were all deemed delicious - excellent chicken, slow cooked lamb and rare beef, and three were delighted by sea bass. Shared vegetables - cauliflower broccoli, roast potatoes and carrot cabbage were the best I have had in this sort of setting. Desserts were also much enjoyed. Illy coffee. The wine list was not widely explored but excellent prosecco. This is definitely a place to revisit."
55 Shirland Rd, London, W9 2JD
|Monday||10 am-10 pm|
|Tuesday||10 am-10 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am-10 pm|
|Thursday||10 am-10 pm|
|Friday||10 am-10 pm|
|Saturday||10 am-11 pm|
|Sunday||10 am-11 pm|