Review: The Honor Oak South East London Gastro Pub
Look out South East London, after a pricey face lift the Honor Oak opened its doors last summer under the management of Justin Wallace placing emphasis on it's traditional British menu in an upscale gastro pub setting.
Crumbs for Men were invited down to sample their already infamous Sunday lunch menu that has proven to be such a hit with diners that they now offer two sittings each lunchtime. After perusing the dishes on offer on their website, I was more than ready for the experience.
Situated only 12 minutes from London Bridge, the location is perfect for locals looking for quality food and a pub where everybody knows your name (though the pub is not small, the outside alone is spacious and a people magnet in the summer months. The beer garden and toddler's play area is also a winner). The Honor Oak's close proximity to central London also draws the city types wanting step away from the hustle and bustle of city living.
Home of the Sunday Roast
After a quick tour of the premises we were given a window table in the main dining area with full view of the chefs working away in the open plan kitchen and I decided to start my meal with the soup of the day, while my dining companion went for the mackerel patty, both dishes are definitely recommended.
For my mains I opted for the half roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing served with braised carrot & parsnip, duck fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, real ale gravy and buttered kale which was amazing. The portions are generously sized, so be sure to leave some room for the desert. I ended my meal with a coffee and Victoria plum crumble with English custard.
We had a great time at the Honor Oak Pub; the staff were amazing and very knowledgeable about the menu. All this set in the perfect location makes for a great way to wile away those lazy Sunday afternoons, recharging you for the workweek ahead.
The Honor Oak
1 St German's Road
t. +44 208 690 9222