There are so many awesome bars and restaurants to eat in London that it would almost be easy to miss the new places that open up. I wasn’t to make that mistake with the recently opened The Drapers Arms. Located in the pleasant west London suburb of Ealing, it is situated right in the heart of the town centre and near shops, parks and coffee bars.
With the weather lovely too, it all starts great for the Sunday lunch. The place is neat, spacious and well-decorated. The Pimms my girlfriend orders and my soft drink arrive quickly, and the staff are attentive, polite and helpful. But it’s the food I am most interested in.
The tomato humus with celery dip with cucumber & toast is a delicious appetiser with the right amount of creamy crunch. And light enough that it doesn’t take any space away for the roasted meal. I can’t recommend it enough.
There are some great main choices, but both my girlfriend and I just had to choose the 21 day aged, West Country beef that comes with roast potatoes, a Yorkshire pudding and a nice array of vegetables. They have a special menu for Sunday, but if you are not interested in going for a roast option, there are still options like wild salmon fish cakes, a 21 day aged rib-eye steak and a veggie tart.
You might not be able to find space for anything extra, but if you do, the desserts are a treat. As a dark chocolate lover, I just had to go for the dark chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream on top, while Madeleine went for the caramel & chocolate tart with clotted cream. The ice cream works really well on both. The gin Eton Mess and raspberry & peach crumble with apple sorbet look a great shout too.
If you find yourself anywhere nearby, it is more than worth a visit.
Looks like a great place! Your food shots are at great angles! lol
Thanks. A combination between the two of us. Madeleine took a few photos for her review http://madeleinemiranda.com/2014/06/30/sunday-lunch-at-the-drapers-arms/
The main thing was to take the photos quickly before we started eating ha.
I didn’t know your gf was French. I can read a little bit and speak tres un peu but mon francais c’est terrible! Les images sont belles!
I can recognise a compliment in any language ha 😉 She lived a long time in France so it’s great she still keeps the language up. I might start taking lessons.
I see, yes, I’ve tried but I’m in California where spanish is most common. When Dave and I visited Paris, I was immersed and rarely used English. It came back to me more quickly there. I studied French for almost six years and was quite good “back in the day”. It helped knowing the language when we were in Paris. The people were SO nice to me and they were quite humorous actually. So OUI! take lessons! Nothing like saying i love you in French!
The food must have been wonderful. And the wine! Glad you had such a great time. And some words sound good in any language 🙂
OMG…the food and the wine were incredible!!! Seriously great! Even the cafes…especially the cafes!
Ha. I put so many photos from my time there. Just gorgeous.
Oh my! The chocolate tart and clotted cream looks soooo good!
I know. Devilishly good.
You’ve changed your blog picture! I was like…who is this? Oh yes. Alex…obviously!
You can’t really go wrong with a chocolate tart, can you?
Nothing wrong with having your name up in lights haha
It was so nice I’m half tempted to go back and start with the dessert and eat the meal in reverse 😉
Haha! Funny you should mention that…I am a bit of strange one, as I like to eat a savoury, a sweet, and then I have to have a savoury again!
Or even follow Calvin’s advice and become a “dessertist” ha.
I like the name! I think it looks good 🙂
I will be there in a few weeks. I will make a point of stopping to check it out 🙂
Both of those desserts look immense.
Really nice. Stylish and yummy ha.
OMG.. yummy 😀
I know! 🙂
ohhhhhh my gosh, this makes me want to go to London STAT. I am sitting here salivating. Really nice pictures, too. The photos I take in restaurants always make the food look unappetizing haha
Even more reason to go to more restaurants! Practice makes perfect 🙂
You managed to swallow all of that? :O
And just asking,is it true that food in London is more costly?
If it’s good enough, you tend to find a space ha. As with any city, you need to go on individual places, and here I thought the food and drinks were reasonably priced.
bon appétit & cheers! 🙂
The Sunday lunch was delicious! 😀
That dip could have been a meal on its own ha