Globetrotting chef, Adam Rawson, has set up temporary residence in the kitchen of Fitzrovia pub, The George & Dragon, and is cooking up his own tasty take on pub grub inspired by his travels.
Capitalising on his Slider Decider wins, Adam’s menu focuses on a range of what he calls Global Burgers, with an assortment of standard fare snacks and sides.
Dropping by Friday for lunch, I enjoyed going halvsies with my dining buddy on a couple of burgers plus a few accompaniments. I savoured every bite of the burgers (both priced £9) which included Adam’s Peru-inspired 2015 Slider Decider winner, the Pan Con Chicharron burger (aged beef, crispy pork, aji rocotto ketchup, aji Amarillo mustard and salsa criolla); and his 2016 Slider Decider winner (and gourmand homage to the glorious foods of northern and central Italy), the Global Traveller (aged beef, gorgonzola, balsamic onions, pancetta and truffle aioli).
Bolstering an already full-on feast, a starter course of sage and onion fried chicken with onion gravy (£6) was a super tender treat while a nduja and rosemary Scotch egg (£5) was a deeply flavoursome indulgence. A side of “proper” chips with aioli (£3) was above average in taste, rather chunky and extra crisp.
By the way, if you’re heading before the end of November, prices are 20% off. I reckon that’s a beefy bargain for an already reasonably priced menu.
Great grub menu or not, the pub’s an easy one to recommend. Recently reopened after extensive renovations, as the first pub owned by BrewIT group it’s a beaut. I heart the walnut paneling and bar big time. At the moment there’s a smart assemblage of craft beers to choose from. But soon BrewIT will be serving its own range of cask and keg beers brewed on-site pico brewery at the pub.
The George & Dragon is located at 151 Cleveland Street, W1T 6QF. Find out more at thegeorgeanddragonw1.com.
For more about Adam and opportunities to try his food, go to grubclub.com/adam-rawson.