T.S. Eliot and Dylan Thomas used to rub shoulders with street girls and criminals at The Marquis of Granby pub in central London. When Yana and I decided to get together for a catch-up lunch, I suggested this lovely pub that had been on my list because of its literary connections and boy were we both impressed and delighted with the location (a stone's throw from Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus) and the cozy interior. We snagged a table by the window and door which gave us a good view and allowed us to enjoy the atmosphere from our perch.
Since it was a chilly afternoon, we each had a pot of tea and admired the festive Union Jacks hanging at the bar while catching up talking about summer studies and volunteer opportunities.
Craving fish, I ended up with cod & chips and Yana had the grilled sea bass. Both were juicy and succulent. And the portions were hearty and filling. I personally found the parsley on my cod added a great flavour.
Just a stone throw away from the main streets, it was lovely to get lunch with Yana in this quiet corner on Rathbone Street. I would definitely recommend their fish and chips and must commend the prompt speed of the service and the friendliness of the wait staff. The cozy environment and spacious distance between the tables allowed for a good tête-à-tête.
Address: 2 Rathbone Street, W1T 1NR
Nearest Tube Stations: Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus and Leicester Square