Our Malaysian friend was back in the UK over the weekend, and so we decided to pay a visit to one of our local pubs for a good ol’ Sunday lunch/Sunday session. We chose to go to The White Horse (aka. The Sloaney Pony) on Parsons Green.
The pub was packed, we had made the rookie mistake of not booking a table and so settled in for a wait (not even knowing if we would be able to get a table or not!). The weather on Sunday wasn’t too great, but as there was no space in the pub, we ended up at a table outside. Needless to say, we didn’t last too long, and when we spotted a hiking club leaving the pub, we rushed in to grab their table.
The menu for Sunday lunch was extensive. Not stupidly long, but it did have a good amount of choice. Some pubs seem to only offer roasts on Sundays, but luckily these guys had a big choice. A couple of people within our party went for roasts (one roast pork, the other roast lamb), someone went for the fish and chips and I chose the salmon with asparagus, crushed new potatoes and a garlic pesto, and a side of sweet potato fries. I absolutely love roast dinners, but decided to steer clear of ordering one for three reasons; 1) gravy often has gluten in it, and the Yorkshire pud definitely would; 2) yes, I could have asked to not have these bits, but they’re a couple of the best bits and 3) I’m going on holiday in less than a week and need to be mindful of the bikini body!
The food took a while to come, but I do think this was down to the fact that the pub was so busy. Once it did arrive, it looked delicious. I’m not going to lie, I did have food envy when I saw the roast dinners. The Yorkshire puddings were huge! My portion looked very small and healthy in comparison. I tried a bit of the pork that one of the guys had and it was completely melt-in-the-mouth. Full of flavour and juicy, it was spot on.
Now, on to my food. First off, the sweet potato fries were incredible. Potentially some of the best I’ve ever had. They came in a decent size bowl and I absolutely polished them off. The outside was nice and crispy, whilst the inside was very soft. The salmon and accompanying bits were presented well, and tasted great. As a dish, it all worked really well together. It was a fairly light meal, meaning that there was no post-lunch food coma which was nice! I’m glad though that I had ordered the fries, otherwise I may have been a bit hungry.
All in all, it was a really enjoyable meal and I would definitely pay another visit for food. Their breakfasts sound like they would be really nice, however there aren’t too many gluten-free options.