Ladies Lunching at The Telegraph

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Lured by the thought of a "country pub in London", four friends set off to The Telegraph Pub set in Putney Heath for lunch and we were not disappointed!

Both the bar and restaurant were sporting a welcoming log fire with tables set spaciously apart. We settled in with a bottle of 2005 Petit Chablis from Domaine Jean Goulley & Fils priced under £24 and turned our attention to the menu.

There was a wide range of choices and sizes depending upon the appetite and culinary peculiarities - we had gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, a vegetarian and, yes, one "normal eater" - but the kitchen was not stumped! Our starters ranged from Pumpkin soup and a Crayfish & Sundried Tomato Salad whilst two people shared a gigantic platter of charcuterie, all priced in the range £6 - £7.50 per head.

Main courses were generous - even the "light bites" - and everyone enjoyed their choices: Mint & Lamb Kofta with toasted pita and Tzatzki, Emmental Cheese Ravioli in a rich creamy mushroom sauce with Parmesan crisp and the Telegraph Lamb & Beef Burger. Prices range from £9 for a Caesar Salad to £17 for a Rib Eye Steak. (Light bites are priced from £6 - £8.50).

The home made desserts escaped us as we could only manage to share a Warm Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla ice cream between us but there were 5 to choose from ...perhaps next time?

We left happy and full with plans to return again - a summer lunch in the garden with your family, dog or friends after or before a walk on the Heath or over on Wimbledon Common looks very attractive.

Meanwhile why not pop up mid-week and take advantage of the 20% discount on your food when you mention the month of February 2008 (not available on Valentines Day!).

February 22, 2008