Sunday morning. Maida Vale. Beautiful blue skies and sunshine outside the window. Myself and Mr @Love_London (otherwise known as @Whatleydude) felt like breathing in some fresh air and enjoying London on this wonderful day.
A short stroll up Elgin Avenue later, we found ourselves at The Elgin for Sunday lunch. And very nice it was too…
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Due to a big breakfast (him) and a small appetite (me) we chose to share half a Spatchcock Chicken (£12.50), which comes with roast parsnips, potatoes, carrots, Huge yorkshire pudding and proper gravy. We also ordered some buttered cabbage (£3.00) and pigs in blanket (£4.00) on the side.
The portion was huge and the quality high, exactly as we’ve come to expect from The Elgin. The new upstairs are has now opened and although we chose to eat downstairs, it means they can feed and seat many more diners. The bar was busy and the atmosphere was great, with laughter and chatter a-plenty, but it’s one of those lovely pubs where people don’t lurk by the bar or create a nuisance, so everyone is seated and (happily) civilised. As always, the staff were friendly, attentive and a pleasure to be around…it really is a smashing local to have.
You can read my full previous review of The Elgin here. I’ll say it again though – if you’re in the Maida Vale area, drop in for a drink or a bite to eat. I’m sure you’ll come to love it as much as we do.
Please do comment below if you’ve eaten in The Elgin and let us know your thoughts – or if you’ve come across a Sunday lunch somewhere that you think we simply must try.
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Pictures on this page all taken with the Canon SX50 HS. So impressed with the picture quality – and so easy to use!