Queen Adelaide feels a genteel world away from the bustling Uxbridge Road outside. Its smart, chandelier-lit dining room is separated from a buzzing pub by a large central bar, giving the dark wood-clad space a lively feel, even on quiet, midweek evenings. Harveys Sussex Best, plus two or three regularly changing guests, keep the ale drinkers merry.
Most dishes on the daily-changing menu deviate little from the standard gastropub repertoire, though there are a few interesting surprises amid the beer-battered cod, Angus beef burger, weekend brunches and sticky toffee pud. Starters in particular pack a refined punch, with sautéed chicken livers made sweet by tart red grapes and sherry vinegar, and potted salt beef counterbalanced by watercress, apple and capers.
The mains were altogether less impressive. A dish promising three types of lamb (spiced skewer, merguez and kofta) was generously sized, and the meat had been perfectly cooked, but a mound of shamefully bland couscous let the side down. Grilled sea bass was similarly marred by some flavourless truffle potatoes.
Nevertheless, the Adelaide’s friendly, proficient service and warm atmosphere make it a pleasant place to linger over a meal.
|Venue name:||Queen Adelaide||Contact:|
412 Uxbridge Road
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-midnight Fri; 10am-midnight Sat; 10am-11pm Sun. Breakfast served 10am-noon Sat, Sun. Lunch served noon-4pm Mon-Fri; noon-5pm Sat. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Sat. Meals served noon-9.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market tube|
|Price:||Main courses £10.50-£17.50|
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
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Had a great party with these guys over Christmas, everyone was really looked after, they were organized and the food was great! so good we've decided to spend this evening with them also.
overpriced mediocre food. terrible service. booked a dinner table for 20 and was assured we could be accomodated over the phone. arrived to a small cramped table that was in the bar area. asked the staff at the bar and the restaurant area for a menu, and was told by both to order from the other. Overall rude and unhelpful service. we finally managed to order food at the bar 20mins after waiting for a waiter to take our order it came at sporadic times sometimes with mains and startes together?? A complete waste of time and money. Go to KFC accross the road.