Restaurant: The Lucky Pig
Location: In the heart of Fulham.
The concept: Roaring '20s rules via the live jazz band and an array of Prohibition-era tipples. Mirroring its mischievous counterpart in Fitzrovia, The Lucky Pig offers decadent dining from noon to night and a selection of ‘giggle water’ Gatsby-approved concoctions.
Who to take: This is definitely the place to be wined and dined by your other half.
The interiors: In a word, plush. We loved the depth offered by the textured cushions scattered along velvet button-back chairs and sofas... All luxe-d up by antique mirrors and old-world glass finds. Like being in someone's (very swanky) sitting room.
We tried: A three-course selection from the Posh Nosh evening menu: Ox Cheek with Baby Beetroot, Black Bream with Celeriac Gratin and a life-changing Vanilla Beurre Blanc, topped off with an (almost) too-pretty-to eat Prosecco Jelly and Strawberry and Balsamic Sorbet. Attention to detail was absolute key to this menu with each course more beautifully presented than the last and all of them 100% Instagram-worthy.
Star cocktail: As the Aperol Spritz is having a moment, it had to be The Lucky Pig’s very own take on the classic. The aptly-named Charleston Spritzer was a lively reincarnation of the Italian favourite and put us in a very welcomed summer mood.
Anything else: The Lucky Pig Vino Frizzante (on tap!) is a must to start your meal off right, and if you’re not feeling extra flash, there’s a lunch set menu which is more than reasonable for a work date or light bite.
The small print: The jazz trio gave the restaurant an immediate buzz, despite the inevitably quieter Fulham location,and left us eager to visit their sister bar in central. But for south-west London locals, The Lucky Pig will make for an exciting addition to your ‘must-visit’ list.