A kick ass kinda pop-up from the chef behind Rock Lobsta and God Save the Clam has taken up a six month residency at The Rising Sun pub in St Pauls, housing a quirky-cosy dining room upstairs and a traditional pub on the ground floor.
The interior has been done by British artist Alex Randall and he has decked the place out with taxidermy squirrel lamps and gramophone chandeliers. The second room is more Georgian pantry; think antique wooden tables and reclaimed old school, Routemaster bus chairs. Nice.
Upstairs serves a lunch and dinner menu of fabulous British fare including rare meats like young red deer and fishy delights such as scallops cooked over wood served up with black pudding. Delish. Trash food snacks like fried chicken wrapped in pig skin and BarChick’s favourite – lobster corn dogs are served as snacks in the pub downstairs – this is our kinda place.
Chef Clarke is bringing in top chefs for collaboration dinners and on the booze side of things there is a carefully chosen wine list to include four red, four white, two sparkling and a killer Champagne. The recommended House G&T with Fever Tree tonic did it for us, although we gave the wine selection a fair testing, naturally.