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Living Room W1 belongs to a chain of restaurant with locations all over the UK only the W1 location is a little cooler. It’s actually based in an old post office which appeared on the cover of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars Album.

Inside it’s light, airy, spacious and easy on the eye – a formula the brand has taken and duplicated across its locations with great success. We went along purposely to try the new Autumn menu which features plenty of hearty dishes to keep the cold at bay.

To start the Thai Fish cakes were two chunky morsels full of flavoursome fish. These were followed by slow-cooked  Moroccan spiced lamb with apricots, dates and almonds, served with giant cous cous – new to the menu the tender lamb fell off the bone. The chicken, tiger prawns and cashew laska was a rich creamy curry filled with chunks of chicken served in a huge bowl alongside a portion of coconut rice.

By desserts we were stuffed but did manage to squeeze in a Chocolate Truffle Cake with ice-cream which was a dense slab of extremely chocolate cake. Oh and we also managed to squash in two cocktails, an Espresso Martini and a Chocolate and Orange Martini – boom. Friendly staff, decent grub, good drinks and pleasant surrounds making The Living Room is a fail-safe option for pub grub.

3-9 Heddon Street, W1B