Review of The Eagle, W10, London
Newly refurbed The Eagle in Ladbroke Grove has turned this once old man rough pub into a family and female friendly establishment.
Owners Lyssa and head chef Jason have kept the roots of The Eagle, peeling away some it’s years and replacing it with only a lick of paint and few new furnishings.
They built a small yet fully functioning open kitchen behind the bar hailing a British menu with some modern food trends and European influences.
The prices are incredibly cheap and their portions are fantastically huge!
I went for the Chicken Schnitzel, two breaded fillets of succulent chicken with a delicately crispy crunchy coating. The double layer of schnitzel added the extra thick juicy meatiness just what I was craving on a gloomy day.
One thing – this is just for my taste- I would of liked some freshness, a side bowl of coleslaw or a small dollop in the bun would of made the schnitzel a little bit more special.
My blogging contributor opted for the pulled pork sandwich with apple sauce. Coarse cuts of juicy pork differed as it wasn’t shredded into mush or drenched in sticky sweet BBQ sauce. The Eagle slow cooks the pork which is then marinated in apple cider creating a tangy sweet flavour, mouth wateringly delicious! so different compared to any other pulled pork out there.
We made way for dessert, a cherry tart and open apple pie.
Usually a summer dessert but a nice option to have in the winter, the ruby red cherries were fruity and sharp (not too sweet) with a beautiful shine from the glossy cherry sauce. A simple tart but perfectly executed with a thin short crust pastry casing. A delightful dessert with the extra indulgence of drizzled double cream and honey.
The open apple pie was presented in a bit of a mess but can’t complain as it was comfort food at it’s best.
A contemporary take on a classic dessert (no pastry lid) wedges of tart firm apples turning a blush pink from the fruit compote layer underneath.
The Eagle have turned this run down boozer into a cosy relaxed pub, it’s not trying to be upmarket like their surrounding competitors but kept themselves true to the traditions of a British local pub.
The menu caters for every taste and is very reasonably priced, with a brunch menu and a local food delivery service coming soon, 2014 is looking promising for The Eagle.
Super friendly owners who are passionate about good food, their customers and keeping the local pub local. A must try if in the area!.
The Eagle 250 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5LP