It was named after the famous beadle in Dickens’s Oliver Twist. It is one of the London’s longest surviving restaurants. It is also a member of ‘Les Routiers’. Self-claimed ‘An Exceedingly British Restaurant’.
During lunch times, it gathers business people and the Buckingham Palace staff. In the evenings, it provides a relaxed atmosphere for casual dining with homey food. You would sit in bench type wooden chairs.
The price was fairly reasonable. The staff was rather friendly.
Favorite Dish: We had the grilled monkfish and grilled dove with lemon. The monkfish was grilled with onion and green bell pepper on a skew served with the skew removed. The dove was not grilled but lightly battered and then sautéed. Both taste mild. It seemed both of the fish were rather popular in the area (on menus of all four restaurants we had dinner at).
From their flyer:
-Solf herring roes fried in butter until crisp, served on toast
-Poached egg served on bed of spinach with smoked haddock sauce
-Silton rarebit, grilled on walnut and sultana bread
-Scottish flaky smoked salmon, served with a caper sauce
-Lambs liver and crispy bacon served with onion gravy and mashed potato
-Homemakde steak, kidney and mushroom pie
-Roast shank of English lamb
-Traditional fillet of cod and chips
-Bread and butter pudding with cream
-Banofee pie (claiming they were the first in London)
-Apple crumble with custard