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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Queen Adelaide


Whether it is down to the interesting array of fine China displayed on homely aged shelves, or the spacious outside seating area, the Queen Adelaide certainly stands out on first impressions. The public house has recently undergone a stylish makeover, so the question on the tip of our tongues was ‘would the food and drink also reflect this transformation?’

Considering the Queen Adelaide’s close proximity to the old Wandsworth Brewery, it was no surprise to find some traditional ales on the menu and a Young’s Bitter certainly was a great way to start the proceedings. Once we had finished our smooth and tasty pint, we tucked into a perfectly cooked venison slider and another staple of any London gastropub, a pint of Meantime Pale Ale.

Next we opted for the pale ale-battered haddock with tripled cooked chips and mushy peas and the ruby beetroot, fennel and pumpkin risotto. Both dishes were impressive and great value at £11 and £10 respectively. The haddock batter was neither too greasy nor heavy, which is ideal when paired with triple cooked chips. The ingredients of the risotto came together well but lacked a little flavour, although it worked will matched with a glass of South African Chenin Blanc, priced at £6.

Finally, we tried a delightfully light blackberry pistachio panna cotta quickly followed with a fruity Aspall’s hot cider.

All in all the food at the Queen Adelaide is pleasant and the atmosphere is vibrant. The simple but well put together menu and drinks selection fits well with the new stylish surroundings.

35 Putney Bridge Road, SW18 1NP

Average price for a main course: £12
Average price for a glass of wine: £6
Food/drink: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Value: 5/5


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