I’ve mentioned previously that Mr D and I enjoy planning dates together, especially food related. We love finding new places and different locations and as a couple this really helps us have things to look forward to; it makes all the hard 9-5 work (and more!) worth while.
We’d booked in for lunch at the Harwood Arms in Fulham, a venue Mr D has been wanting to visit for some time. The Harwood Arms is hidden off the main roads, offers casual new British food and boasts the only Michelin-star (as a pub) in London. If I’m honest I’m always a bit unsure about restaurants that have won a lot of awards, as sometimes the build up can be better than the experience – however on this occasion both Mr D and I were very impressed.
The restaurant itself is beautiful and relaxed in its setting, the service excellent and the food delicious. I was also impressed that they are fully dog friendly (although Lucy did not join us on this lunch date).
Mr D and I enjoyed two courses as part of the set menu and ended our meal with coffee and doughnuts – Mr D was especially pleased to find these on the menu. I don’t eat meat and the vegetarian menu did not disappoint and was reflective of the carnivores choice!
For my veggie options I enjoyed a starter of barbecued beetroot with horseradish cream, pistachio and goats cheese. My main was Wye Valley asparagus on toast with watercress and cauliflower.
Mr D enjoyed a chicken, ham hock and leek terrine to start with and followed by a fillet of Cornish cod with anchovy, cauliflower, kale and seaweed. Mr D is not a fan of anchovy and the Chef was very accomdating in putting this element on the side. We were surprised with complimmetary pressed crisp potatoes – delicious posh chips! I’m really glad we had these as I had seen them on the pubs website as a bar sack and would have happily reordered another portion if I had room…
Would I return again? Absolutely. It was a great meal and we would love to go back, maybe next time with Lucy if we can get her used to being on a train.
Now on to planning our next date – do you and your partner still date? Any ideas please share, we are always on the look out for new places to go and experience.