Benugo have a thing for ancient spots – from venerable institutions such as the British Museum and Westminster Abbey, the chain have taken their catering to a fair few now. This latest venue is no less invested with history, as Lincoln’s Inn Fields was laid out in the seventeenth century by Inigo Jones.
Situated slap bang in the centre of the park, next to the tennis courts, Fields is anything but fusty and old fashioned though. Formerly home to the Terrace in the Fields, the long space has changed little since then. With chunky blond wood beams and wall to ceiling windows, it’s somewhere between a sailing boat and a Scandinavian summerhouse in appearance.
As for the food, it’s unlikely to offend, or get pulses racing. As well as familiar grab-and-go Benugo all-day café items – muffins, sandwiches, etc – there’s an Italianate restaurant menu featuring pizzas, salads and a handful of meat dishes. A crisp-edged margherita, scattered with rocket and served fresh from the wood-fired oven, was decent enough. Cornish lamb cutlets were tender and juicy. The accompanying caponata was rather closer to a finely chopped ratatouille though.
Fields was busy with local lawyers and business people on our visit, and understandably so, given the attractive setting. There are tables outdoors overlooking the tennis court, which may also be appealing.
|Venue name:||Fields Bar & Kitchen||Contact:|
61 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
|Opening hours:||Open 8am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11am-4pm Sun|
|Price:||Around £50 for two with drinks|
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Great location, but staff couldn't be less bothered. The pizzas looked amazing, as did the cakes (and Benugo does cakes well) but the sandwich I had was stale. At least they serve alcohol so you can forget thge bad service...
Great little place, tucked away off the main thoroughfares. It serves the most amazing (and unexpected) Italian food, and pizzas served from it's purpose built wood fired oven, and whilst it doesn't promise anything it delivers over and above your expectations, For a quick, easy and impromptu al fresco meal, I cannot think of anywhere better in central London.