Victorian pub turned brasserie Edwins opens its doors on Borough Market.
The age of the gastro pub seems to have slowed down in recent years, as we seem to have gone from every village getting its own foodie boozer to only the occasional change in menus or chefs. Thank God then for Edwins, the new Borough Market eatery created by the team behind Parched Pubs that’s taking the gastro pub to a whole other level.
Technically a brasserie, Edwins menu has a seasonal approach to all of its dishes taking inspiration from the food haven that is Borough market. The menu is modesty comprised of eight starters/ small plates, eight mains varying from the grill, meat, fish or vegetarian and a few afters to round the whole thing off. Typical dishes to try at Edwins include a small plate of crispy pork belly with cauliflower, scallops in filo pastry with harrissa mayo and a simple grilled rib eye with either Bernaise or Borderlaise sauce.
The restaurant has been described as a ‘coming of age’ project for Sahen Ranasinghe, Michael Robinson, Isaac Tooby and Neil Watson, as it’s the first time the team have focused outside of the bar. The name comes from Victorian owner Edwin Brady, who originally called the pub ‘The Hole in the Wall’ and ran the site as both a pub and a Victorian museum of interests, displaying stuffed animals and skeletons!
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