Duke on the Green Parsons Green is my favourite pub. There I said it. No offence to my neighbours, Aragon House and The White Horse (commonly known as the Sloaney Pony) but as soon as I moved into the area I felt instantly welcomed here. We first came here for the Sunday Roast in the first weekend of moving into our new London flat. What made us feel welcome here was the staff. The guys here are so friendly and not in the usual ‘customer service’ kinda way. It’s beyond that, you feel at home – away from home.
Over 5 weeks ago now, the Duke temporarily closed its doors to get a little makeover done. Time never passed so slowly and walking by this place every day was hard BUT it was worth the wait. Really, I mean look how beautiful this place is !
This is my second home after all so let me show you around. This is the restaurant area.
Included in the renovations, a restoration room has been added. Perfect for large groups and celebratory dining.
Colour has been injected in both the bar and restaurant area. I love the colours used, soft blues for that fresh look with pops of burnt oranges, yellows and limes. I love the floral and patterned upholstery too, giving the place a uplifting modern look. There is a mix in the furniture too, not everything is matched. As you can see from the tables, there’s a combination of coloured wooden chairs and upholstered seating of various colours and textures. It’s a homely touch and very ‘Instagram’ worthy 🙂
Neil, the manager invited us for brunch on Saturday – Nischa was running late so Shaun made me a few lattes to keep me company with beautiful designs on them. We became fast friends with Shaun when we first arrived here – he has worked here for 8 years and loves this place. He is also a talented coffee artist too and has promised me (I have it in writing now) that he will teach me how to create coffee art.
Take a look, I must learn how to make the Indian head on the right !
I have updated my Coffee post of favourite places to go for coffee to include the Duke, the lattes are delicious and quirkily presented too.
Back to the food, just look at this English Breakfast (heart in eyes) some lucky devil was about to enjoy …
When Nischa arrived we went for the poached rainbow trout, quinoa, lentils, cucumber and avocado, highly recommended by Sean. This was delicious, the trout was cooked to perfection and lovingly presented. If you are looking for a healthier option, I would also highly recommend ordering this.
For dessert, we opted for the Lemon Posset with fennel short bread to share. I am so ordering this again, so creamy, not too heavy and refreshing – the fennel short bread is a nice touch too.
We also enjoyed a couple of the virgin cocktails too, I went for the Elderflower Mojito and N went for the Berry Cocktail. So freakin’ fresh. These would be lovely in the summertime.
Overall a wonderful brunch and I would like to say thanks to everybody at the Duke for a great time. The food, drinks and service again was incredible – I mean I am here at least 3 times per week and the other neighbours do not even come close.
I also thought I would share with you a snap of the Duke Burger which we had the other night ;). It is by far one of my favourite dishes on the menu. It’s a prime British beef burger, loaded with cheese, ale onions and pickles, served with skinny fries. Skip the diet for one evening and treat yourself to this. This burger is made with love and so tasty…
As I mentioned, I am here fairly often and I will be trying the entirety of the menu so be sure to keep checking in on this post for new recommendations of dishes. I’m heading there this afternoon for the roast, the first Sunday roast since re-opening !
If you are around this neck of the woods and you want to enjoy a drink or two / delicious food, Duke on the Green Parsons Green is the place to be. Amazing service, food and drink at reasonable prices and now with a fresh new look, you will not be disappointed.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou