Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The White Horse, Parsons Green

It was the smell of the barbecue, smoking away in the weak bank holiday sunshine, that attracted us into The White Horse. It is another place we had never eaten before. The main menu is expensive for pub food and I had never heard anything much about it, but it seems we were lucky. Since visiting I see that Timeout recommends the burger and that is exactly what we had.

We managed to get a table, a big one with bench either side and we were able to order food from the barbecue and eat it indoors. The only downside to this was the paper plates and self service and you added your own salad and sauces so quite a canteen feel really. We asked at the bar if we could order some chips and they told us we needed to ask a waiter. We successfully accosted one: 'We don't do chips.' he replied. He offered wedges as the alternative with either sour cream or bacon and cheese. We ordered one of each and the rest of us (three to be precise) waited while my boyfriend collected the burgers.

Ten minutes after the burger was finished we were still waiting for wedges. Upon enquiring after them we discover that the order is still in the pocket of our waiter's apron... In fairness, he apologises profusely and the rest of our meal doesn't take too long.

The burger was delicious - good quality meat, fresh tasty salad. No cheese was available though, which was disappointing. The wedges were nice, nothing special, but nice and generous portions.

I told a friend we had been and she said she loves the food at The White Horse, especially the butternut squash and goats cheese. I think it's definitely one to try again.

Burger, wedges and a glass of wine: £15 per head

Value: 7/10

Service: 6/10

Atmosphere: 6/10

Food: 7/10

SCORE: 26/40

The White Horse, 1-3 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL. Tel: 020 7736 2115.

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