The newly opened Colonel Fawcett on Randolph St is already making big waves in the foodie world. The pub, known previously as The Camden Arms, is located off the beaten track away from pub gruby Camden High St. With an ever changing menu of fresh and seasonal British produce it's not hard to see what all the fuss is about.
I did what I do best when I arrive at a pub and swiftly ordered a bloody mary and a burger.
Good bloody mary, even better burger.
No ordinary burger, this was in fact The Colonol Fawcett Burger made up of a pork and sage patty, caramelised apple and balsamic onions. The burgers here are served with handcut thick chips and aioli.
I also tried the beer battered coley served with a pea and mint puree and those awesome handcut chips. It's brilliant to see establishments using a responsible, sustainable alternative to cod. Coley dubbed 'the ethical fish' by supermarket Waitrose, is being hailed as the saviour of cod since many top chefs are using in place of the endangered fish and others like halibut which are equally over fished.
I didn't get a chance to try the cheeseboard or the pork and sage scotch eggs, but I guess it's always good to leave something for the next time.
Keep up to date with the goings on in the Colonel Kitchen through chef Dorian's blog http://24blackbirds.tumblr.com/