|Crocker's Folly tavern|
I visited for lunch on the Sunday after Crocker's official opening. I'd been keeping an eye on the place for a while since it's in my neck of the woods (although I live on the other side of the Edgware Rd tracks), and the teaser shots of the interior were swoon-worthy. Ahead of the opening, I saw a few pics on Instagram of the soft launch to whet the appetite too. But despite being "open", the menu was still the limited soft launch one. A fuller offering, including bar snacks in the tavern, is expected over the coming weeks. Prices on Sunday weren't soft launch-worthy however (they were giving a free oyster to each diner though).
|Josper-grilled rib-eye (£24) served with triple cooked chips and peppercorn sauce. Photo credit: @Sirbakealot|
|Matured lamb, miso puree, celeriac & heritage carrots (£19)|
|Chocolate mousse, pineapple granite (£6.50)|
|Soft orange cheese cake (£6.50)|
Still, while I get that the renovations cost a bomb, I really think Crocker's should have invested in a more experienced front of house, which is currently the weakest link in the proposition, to justify the prices being asked.
|The grand dining room of Crocker's Folly|