Michelin Guide 2010
Horseshoe bar, snug lounge and separate dining room; charming décor includes cast iron fireplaces, antique furniture and space age lamps. Seasonal menu; tasty, moreish food.
Square Meal 2010
It may be holed up in an unpromising residential backstreet, but The Brown Dog makes a big impression with its convivial atmosphere (a bit like a bustling hostelry in the country) & decent food – quite an achievement for somewhere with virtually no passing trade. If you can get a table (there are more in the summer when the garden comes into its own), start off with warm goats’ cheese, chicory & balsamic or English asparagus & Parma ham with mascarpone & marjoram. After that, consider cottage pie or fillet of bream with salsa verde, before closing the show with tip-top La Fromagerie cheeses or something sweet such as rhubarb crumble or raspberry cheesecake. It’s not cheap, but that’s because the kitchen insists on top-drawer ingredients. Drinkers can choose from a couple of real ales or dip into the carefully chosen, 30-strong wine list.
View London 2010
The Brown Dog is a cracking gastro-pub decked out in traditional garb and with an atmosphere to match. Offering a selection of predominantly British dishes at reasonable prices, the Brown Dog is an ideal retreat for those who like their pubs to have that friendly local feel.
Hardens Restaurant Guide 2010
A fabulous, cosy atmosphere - plus a cute garden - has made quite a name for this little pub in the chichi back streets of Barnes's Little Chelsea; welcoming service and enjoyable gastropub fare complete the formula.
Time Out 08/09 (five star rating)
There's much to cherish about this gastropub tucked among the cute backstreet cottages on the border between Barnes and East Sheen. A handsome space by day, with its cream wood panelling and retro metal signs, it positively twinkles by night thanks to the warm wooden furniture, polished red ceiling and copper globe lamps above the central bar. The bar divides the smallish space into drinking and dining areas, and there's a back garden for summer lounging. It's upmarket but not stuffy, and the food can be very good (it was runner-up for Best Gastropub in the 2007 Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards). Expect seasonal ingredients and unfussy combinations, whether it's top-notch seafood, a lavish Sunday roast or comforting puds. Dogs (of any colour) are welcome.
Also featured in the Charles Campion’s London Restaurant Guide & in The Gaurdian/Observer “Best Summer Pub Guide 2009”