Tag Archives: kennington

Sunday Roast: Duchy Arms, Kennington

13 Sep

I’m always looking for a pub with a good Sunday roast. London may do the vegetables well, but you struggle to find the lashings of meat and gravy that you get in the north! One pub even charged me extra for my extra gravy. While watching an episode of Celebs go dating recently, I saw that Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby actually took her own tupperware tub of gravy on a date – that seriously was my new mindset on how to go about my roast dilemma. Kennington is an odd one too in that there are nice places (take the Tommyfield and The Dog House) but they are so pricey, packed and hard to sit comfortably on a sofa or on a table a wee bit too small.

I came across the Duchy Arms on my way back from Tesco last month, Matt and I popped in for a pint and I was pleasantly surprised at the Edwardian decor, range of cask ales and spacious layout.
duchy1
I returned this weekend to sample their Time Out recommended Sunday Roast and I was suitably impressed. With one course at £12.95, two courses £15.45 and three courses at £17.95 I opted for the two courses with chicken wings to start and lamb leg roast. Firstly, the portions are great. After a busy day of cleaning, packing for holidays and gardening we hadn’t eaten and this filled the gap very nicely. The wings had just the right amount of spice and lashings of sour cream and pickled salad on the side. The roast was beautiful with so much tender lamb meat (pink how I like it) and actually they did ask how well done we’d like the meat which is great if like my parents you prefer the well done variety. It included a huge Yorkshire pudding (soft at the bottom crisp at the top as it should be!) and plenty of gravy. When I say plenty of gravy, this is a big must have for me – nowhere in London gives you enough in my opinion! To compliment it a glass of Merlot at £4.80 – not bad at all.

duchy2

Verdict: 9 / 10

The Duchy Arms – 63 Sancroft Street, Kennington, London SE11 5UG

Advertisements

London Happy Hour: The Oval Lounge

20 Aug

If you are looking for a little pub to chill on a weeknight – I would recommend The Oval Lounge in – you guessed it – Oval! It’s close to the station, and has a Happy hour until 7pm with £3 beers and £12 wine. A really cozy little venue (with twinkling lights in the beer garden!) to relax in.

The only let down is the food, pretty pricey for some average burgers (and one time I had the cheese board – it was boring and really not worth the money. No variation on the crackers and bread, just standard plain, no butter, no chutney. Basically a couple of slices of cheese and one segment of apple!) That said they do accept taste card on weeknights  which puts it more in the price range I would expect for the food.

a1

Verdict: 8 / 10

Nearest Tube: Oval, Northern line. Address: 24 Clapham Road (continuation of Kennington Park Road), Kennington, London SW9 0JG|

Opening times: Mon-Fri 12pm, Sat & Sun 10am. Closing times: Mon-Thu 10pm, Fri-Sat 11.00pm & Sun 9pm

Weekend Diary: Carters Steam Fair Saturday 14th/ Sunday 15th May

15 May

If you love a good old vintage steam fair, head down to the Imperial War museum this weekend to check out the Carters Steam Fair  It starts at 12, and is hosted in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park behind the museum and hopefully the weather will get better before then!

Enjoy!

Rachel

x

about-top

Weekend Diary: Kennington Village Fête, Sunday 15th May

11 May

If you live anywhere near Kennington/Elephant and Castle or Oval – you may know of a beautiful little gem called Cleaver Square. It’s a place where people mill around playing boules and sipping cider in the summer, and is surrounded by the most gorgeous (expensive!) houses. Many a night I have strolled trough just coveting the big kitchen islands and spacious 3-4 stories. A girl can dream!

Every year a village fête is hosted in the square with food and drinks from local vendors such as the Kennington Tandoori and The Lobster Pot, stalls, activities and general family fun.

 

The fête will run from 12-4pm and will be opened by MP Kate Hoey (don’t let that put you off!)

It’s very close to Kennington tube station, and directions are below!

Enjoy!

x

cleaver sq

%d bloggers like this: