Wanderlust – The Devonshire In Soho

Posted 2 weeks ago in Food & Drink Features

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When a dining establishment opens in London as late as November and is quickly anointed restaurant of the year, you know it’s got to be good. The Devonshire in Soho recently did just that, under the expert stewardship of Dubliner Oisín Rogers, who once upon a time pulled pints in The Stag’s Head on Dame Lane.

The years since have seen him forge a career as the most famous pub landlord in London, and his new venture with co-owners Charlie Carroll and Ashley Palmer Watts has seen the Devonshire’s downstairs bar rapidly gaining a reputation for that most elusive of London beasts, a great pint of Guinness,. One so good in fact, that it’s currently being feted as ‘the best pint of Guinness in London’.

The first floor is home to The Grill Room, a gorgeous wood-ember grill restaurant, where the menu boasts a fine selection of sea food including creel-caught langoustines from Oban, fresh day boat fish, with lobster and hand-dived scallops from Devon.

The Sunday lunch has Scottish beef, dry-aged and butchered on site, as its centre piece, while the popular new spot also does a hearty Beef Cheek and Guinness Suet Pudding that’s sure to appeal to old school ex-pats everywhere.

Located down the road from our old fav The Coach and Horses, The Devonshire is already being feted as the best pub in London.

Put it on your list if your plans include a trip to Blighty this spring.


Words: Martina Murray


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