DUKE ON THE GREEN, MY LOVE

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.

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

Included in the renovations, a restoration room has been added. Perfect for large groups and celebratory dining.
Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

The bar

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

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 !

Duke on the Green

Duke on the Green

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 …

Duke on the Green

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.

Duke on the Green

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.

Duke on the Green

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.

Duke on the Green

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…

Duke on the Green

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

66 comments

  1. I really love the new look. I came here a few years ago and yes you are completely right, the staff are incredible.
    Really like the colours chosen too, I’m going to bug my husband to take me when we visit family in the next few weeks.

    Tanya x

  2. Oh my goodness, this place looks AMAZING!! Love the decor, and the food (and cocktails!) look so tasty. Definitely have to pay this place a visit – thanks for the recommendation. I love Parson’s Green too so any excuse to visit the area is always good 🙂 xxx

  3. Wow this Pub I would like to be as a home, it’s in great style! Hope I once will have the occasion to go there 🙂

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com – NEW POST

  4. Ahhhh I’m drooling. This has got to be the sweetest, cutest little pub I’ve ever seen. I’m adding it to my list for when I next visit London! It doesn’t even look like a pub. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say this is someone’s cozy home. What a dream! I would be nomming here everyday if I lived as close as you do 🙂

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to leave some kind words. They made me smile! I love your blog and am so looking forward to reading more!

    The What’s In Between

  5. Loved it in the good old days of time gone by when it was originally ……The Duke of Cumberland … & as much as time has passed & thought it fab before I’ve got to admit I is loving the new look … So vintage chic … Had me wedding reception at DOC 12years ago but how I would have loved it had I the opportunity now ! Real up to date …. Looks Gorgeous can’t wait to try a mocktail or go the whole hog & have a real one .. Cheers Maria & Neil place looks fab .,. Better still …. Truly Amazing ! ( just like it’s managers & staff !!! )
    Fear not as Will be in to sample the 1st class pub gastro grub … But I’m in no doubt & it will be on par as always is !!! Mwah xx

  6. This looks amazing! I have to try this :). Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today. I love yours and will now follow!

    ~Danielle (www.learninglondon.weebly.com <- hilarious adventures from an American expat trying to make it in London!)

  7. WHAT?! That’s a pub?!

    That has to be the prettiest pub I have ever seen. Gorgeous. The kind of place where I’d love to meet up with my friends for a chat and some drinks. :o) Lucky it’s so close to you.

    V
    Life+1

  8. We are so privileged having the Duke on The Green in Parsons Green. And having Neil and Maria as our neighbours.
    It is truly the best pub in Fulham.
    Food and drink are amazing!
    As too are Matt’s coffee.

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