I wouldn't consider myself a frequenter of pubs but I had to make an exception for the Harwood Arms - London's only pub with a Michelin star. Although I will leave the interpretation of 'pub' to the reader, I will say that I use it here very liberally. In my opinion, The Harwood Arms, rather than a pub serving fine food, is more of a casual Michelin restaurant taking on a pub-like ambience.
I ate here with MRG and we both opted for the 3-course £42.50 dinner which I initially thought was a good deal for a Michelin star meal. Overall, I thought the contrast between the traditional flavour profiles and the modernised presentation was quite interesting. On the other hand, I wouldn't say that I was blown away by the flavours and, dare I say it, that the dishes were of Michelin quality. I thought that both the starter and the main lacked a necessary complexity. That being said, the dessert here is probably the most memorable one I have tasted this year (right behind the Pain Perdu at La Petite Maison).
In other words, come here for a decent casual meal if you happen to find yourself in Fulham but don't expect to be completely wowed.
London, SW6 1QP