The Salusbury is certainly well worth a visit for the outstanding food alone – regularly named as the favourite ‘gastropub’ of many a foodie – but we also love the relaxed atmosphere of this pub-cum-restaurant in the heart of Queens Park. Please note we do usually try to avoid this ghastly ‘gastropub’ term but The Salusbury led the ‘pub with good grub’ revolution in the 90’s and has stood the test of time becoming a firm favourite over the years of the stylish West London locals.
So it’s no surprise that when the cocktails are a-flowing alongside one of the best steaks in London (their chef Andrew Fila hailed from Exmouth Market’s Medcalf), you’ve found yourself a pretty good night out. Seasonal, hearty dishes have prevailed on the menu, showing us exactly how it should be done when you want a thriving business for 15 years in the competitive London restaurant scene; smoked haddock with creamed leeds and mash topped with a poached egg is simply delicious or sample their venison fillet atop a butter bean stew which will appease the meat-eaters without question. With the lure of a seat outside on sunny days or cosy winter nights once through the door, we’d get on the Bakerloo line and head there immediately.