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Duke of Cambridge is the UK’s first and only gastropub to be certified by the soil association. Which means everything is organic; the food, the wine, the aperitifs and the beer. It’s also ethical, 80% of the fresh produce comes from the home counties. And it has its own cook book. Is there anything this pub can’t do?

So with high hopes we went along to try the Christmas menu priced at £29.50 for three courses.We started with the Jerusalem artichoke, beetroot & goats cheese salad. For a starter it was huge, the beetroot was tangy and the cheese was creamy, no complaints here.

For main we had the Roast turkey roll stuffed with pork & winter fruit mincemeat. The main was huge, the turkey could have fed two easily. Served with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, red cabbage and cabbage and bacon. All very tasty and fresh – we gorged so much we even thought about cancelling the dessert……we didn’t.

Duke_food_1The Damson & eggnog trifle was, you guessed it huge. Served in a half pint glass it completely finished us off. The fruit and custard were great but there was far too much double cream on top which we ended up scraping off. After the meal we moved to the bar area where we sat drinking organic wine until last orders. The Duke of Cambridge gets a big thumbs up from us, the only complaint we had was there was just too much food.

And don’t believe the rumour, organic wine does still leave you with a stinking hangover.

The Duke Of Cambridge, 30 St Peters Street, N1