Owner-chef, Jesse Dunford Wood’s 6-year-old Parlour in Kensal Rise is one of those sunny gastropubs with a relaxed vibe. It was exactly like what people had spoke or written about the place - there were kids, there were dogs, there were noisy, satisfied diners. Loved the atmosphere.
One of Parlour’s signature offerings is the Soda Bread, which one can also self-serve from the Unlimited (Toasted?) Yesterday’s Bread counter at £1 per head. The counter included a selection of jams, Marmite, Nutella, lemon curd and Lancashire butter.
Our brunch options
’The Half Nelson’, which is a half-portion serving of their ‘Full Parlour’ breakfast, and consisted of scrambled eggs, a sausage, bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato and hash brown.
Home-Style-Hash Brown with Fried Eggs
‘Back Door’ Smoked Salmon & That Soda Bread - this was very good indeed, and my fave item at brunch.
Parlour has some really interesting-looking dinner choices which I’m definitely coming back for - the Chicken Kyiv with Hash Brown & Coleslaw and the Parlour’s Cow Pie had been on the menu since the place’s inception in 2013.
5 Regent Street, Kensal Rise
North West London, NW10 5LG
Tel: +44 20 8969 2184
Opening hours: 10am to midnight, Tue-Sun. Closed on Mondays.