Hereford Road review
We went to Hereford Road review yday. Wow. We absolutely loved it. We had the following:
- Starters: braised octopus; sweetbreads
- Mains: pork; lamb
- Dessert: praline parfait; sticky date pudding
- Very quaffable house red.
Best sweetbreads ever. One of the two best dishes of pork I've ever had (beautiful crackly skin). Lamb was also excellent. Beautiful food - simple preparation, incredibly high quality ingredients.
Highly recommended. Tab was 60 pounds + service. Very reasonable given the high quality of the food (and the cost of living in London!)
We are looking forward to going there again.
I have had the whole braised oxtail at Hereford Road and it was amazing. It is served for two on a long oval platter and does still look very much like a tail. Once you get over that though you will find yourself literally scrabbling with your dining companion to get every bit of the delicious, incredibly tender meat off the bone.
We had dinner here last night and had a very poor meal.
My starter, crab toast, was served on completely burnt toast. The char taste was overwhelming. I mentioned this to the waitress but no comment was made.
My duck with fennel and bacon was uninspired and the caramel pie for dessert lackluster and the crust inedible.
My husband said he'd never had venison so chewy and lacking in flavor.
What a disappointment!
re: Oakland Barb
I don't think Barb was absurdly unlucky at all. Hereford road is a nice place, I like it. it represents a certain style, and type of london dining - but it is far from a brilliant can't miss place.
there is a big difference between being interesting, and being a good choice in class and being beyond reproach.