Gastropub, Food 5/5, Price ~£15.00 for a main, Waiting time about 15 mins between each course, Atmosphere 5*/5, website
A roomy Victorian gastropub with elegant, welcoming decor. A hard-working kitchen serves exceptional, seasonal British food. My guess is that the relatively modest portion sizes are a result of a conflict between extremely careful food sourcing and reasonable pricing. My friend and I arrived, welcomed by naturally friendly staff, to celebrate her buying a new house with a three-course meal.
The bill comes to just under £30 for three courses, but I regretted not ordering bread or chips – I like to feel slightly more paralytically full after a gastropub meal. If I were earning double my current Ph.D student salary, Coach and Horses would be a regular destination. I look forward to returning for a prolonged session of bar snacks, drinks and soaking up the atmosphere when I’m back in Clerkenwell.