While the bar, serving a decent if unremarkable beer selection including Adnams and Flying Scotsman, is closest to the King’s Road action, a step down takes you to the hunting lodge-style dining room of this very west London branch of the ten-strong, east London-slanted ETM pub group. With fish sourced from Billingsgate, Cumbrian shorthorn beef steaks for two, provenance flagged up at every opportunity (this is not just asparagus; this is Norfolk asparagus) and the prerequisite retro bar snacks (black pudding scotch egg, fish fingers), the Cadogan ticks all the right boxes, but does nothing outstandingly different. The decor – leather seating and hunting trophies – is similar to other pubs in the group. The menu is meaty, though a goat’s cheese salad with popcorn-sweet candied walnuts, and a huge portion of tagliatelle with wild garlic and oddly chewy parmesan shavings were satisfying enough. ‘Essex’ ham hock did not appear to be glazed as stated and came with gravy rather than the advertised parsley sauce, making for a very salty dish. There were no specials available due to a function upstairs – which also explained the long wait times.
The Cadogan Arms offers an eclectic menu of which caters to every individual’s needs; from a succulent Scottish lobster, drizzled in aromatic garlic and parsley butter to a 35 day aged rare breed rib of beef followed by a homemade ice-cream, giving you and your taste buds an experience to remember.
Upstairs at the Cadogan Arms is the Billiards Room where they have three stunning American '8 Ball' pool tables that can be converted into large dining tables for private dining or standing receptions. For an event with a twist why not let them organise your very own pool tournament!
With regard to hiring an area for an informal drinks do, a canapé reception or a birthday party for up to 50 people, the snug in the bar area is ideal.
However, if you would like to exclusively hire The Cadogan Arms, they cater to all events so if you’re looking to celebrate a birthday party, a private drinks/canapé event or wedding, engagement parties, christening parties, product launches or business meetings, they will ensure your event goes smoothly and is a night to remember,