Sunday, 3 June 2012

The Telegraph - British pub food



British pub food
£16 per person including service and soft drinks.
Portion size is large and generally most food dishes are high in calories but there are healthier options like the grilled fish dishes.
11 Telegraph Street,
Opening times
Mon - Tues 12pm – 9pm; Wed – Thur 12pm – 10pm; Fri 12pm-9:30pm
Eat in/Takeaway:
Recommended dishes
Fish and chips
Vegetarian dishes
Loyalty card

Lunch Analysis
The Telegraph pub is located on a side street in Moorgate area. I was excited about having a pub lunch for once as I haven't had one in a while. It is a large sized pub with good lighting and oak furniture. I remember it gets busy here very quickly and so arrived at 12pm for lunch on a Friday.
Going with typical tradition I opted for fish and chips while my colleague opted for the healthier option of grilled salmon and sea bass. What makes this place so great, is the ample space that makes it have a laid back feeling.
It is already packed by 12:30pm on a Friday with City boys and girls drinking at the bar or already tucking into their Friday lunch. I think like them, it is not so easy to find a pub in the city that is spacious, clean and serving hearty British food.
The menu has a wide selection of traditional British pub food and some healthier options. The prices for lunch appeared a little steep as I recall my fish and chips were £13.50. I think the average price in the City of London is about £9-10. However, what seems pricey is made up for in the portion size and the quality of the dish.

My fish was cooked really well. Crispy beer batter but lightly coated and plenty of fish. Chips were chunky and rustic looking paired with smooth mushy peas. Even I struggled to finish the dish as it was a very generous portion. Similarly, the sea bass and salmon was well cooked - not over or under cooked. We left the pub with satisfied faces as service was good and efficient.
                                                  Beer battered fish and chips £13.50

                                         Grilled Salmon and sea bass with bubble and squeak £13.50

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