Timmy Green

Restaurants, Australian Victoria
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Timmy Green
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An Antipodean all-day diner in Victoria.

Victoria has long been in dire need of decent restaurants and Nova – a new foodie hub near the station – is answering its call. On an airy, imposing corner site within the development is Timmy Green, an all-day Australian-style diner. It looks snazzy, with art deco touches, overflowing plant pots and a cute baby grand in the corner. The food, too, is overwhelmingly decent. We stick to small plates for variation. A bucolic Daisy Garden salad of fresh crudités wodged into piles of sweet potato and avocado, on a bed of ‘edible soil’ (home-made dukkah, apparently) was fresh and crunchy, while halloumi fries were greaseless little batons, perfectly paired with a sharp pomegranate-flecked yogurt.

The smoked salmon pizza – really an artful bruschetta on brittle charcoal bread, strewn with yuzu cream, pickled turnip, avocado and fish – was a low (if I order pizza, I want pizza); diddy little grilled lamb cutlets, perfectly pink in the middle and the fat just crisping an exemplary high. A crisp pile of popcorn shrimp with rounds of jalapeño and a fiery pineapple salsa was nearly as good. Hell, even my Timmy’s Margerita, a soupy mix of avocado, almond milk and mescal, was highly palatable.

But, alas, the service. Despite booking for dinner, we were jammed on to a spindly bar table that only fitted half our plates at a time and we had to ask for menus at every stage of the meal. Staff are genial, but it’s a tad shambolic – though the unexpected soft-launch-style discount on the bill showed good intentions. On our visit it was irritating; for a date or a formal dinner it would be embarrassing. It’s barely been open a month, but with the competition across Nova, it will have to get slick quick.

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Timmy Green says
Named after our founder Prue Freeman's late brother, a true Australian cowboy whose life was devoted to the land and whose legacy inspires much of the menu, Timmy Green focuses on prime grass-fed meats and childhood inspired small plates, in addition to our current Aussie brunch.
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By: Tom Howells

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Venue name: Timmy Green
Address: 11 Sir Simon Milton Sq
London
SW1E 5DJ
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 9am-6pm
Transport: Tube: Victoria
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £100.
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Perfectly looking crafted coffee. I ventured out for breakfast, after a few bites I could no longer take the tomato goodness that engulfed the flavour. The charcoal bread was a nono from me and you're better off swapping for the gluten free option!  

tastemaker

Love this place! Fantastic menu with old favourites with exciting twists like charcoal bread. All our food was great and the interior is very well done. Will definitely be back!!


The Fancy bacon roll is amazing! It's like the Dishoom bacon roll on steroids (i.e. with fried onions and hollandaise sauce). The shakshuka wasn't as tasty as I was hoping, but it comes with charcoal bread which is delicious! Spacious setting, lovely staff, all round a great brunch spot. I'll be back to Timmy Greens! 


Very modern, trendy and spacious restaurant were you can just crab a coffee with ( a delicious Brownie) or go for dinner. It fits perfectly in the area and is just a few yards away from Buckingham Palace. The staff is extremely friendly. Although this time I was just there for a Cappuccino and a bite definitely coming back for dinner. 

Tastemaker

A spacious, bright room with high ceilings and a piano awaits you when you walk into this Daisy Green group branch in Victoria. You can find the usual suspects: the charcoal bread and the famous banana bread and their colourful smoothies here. Being here feels like being back in Australia with the colourful plates and foods inspired by the Australian coasts. Victoria area is changing rapidly these days and the Nova building which the Timmy Green is in is changing the face of Victoria area in a great way, the way it deserved.

tastemaker

Focusing on Australian cafes, this is the first venue to serve dinner. Recently opened, and with its glass floor to ceiling walls, it certainly draws attention in the evenings with all the lighting. It has a good ambience with good music at the right level. Plenty of choice for beverages and selections on the food menu. The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare. I was looking forward to the duck fat fries and I didn't think it was possible, but they were too hard and crunchy. Maybe if they were a thicker cut, it would have been more enjoyable, but that's just my preference. We ordered sticky toffee for dessert, but they gave us the brownie sandwich (which I didn't actually realise until a few spoonfuls in). I pointed this out to the waitress who apologised and graciously let us keep the brownie, without charge, and ordered the sticky toffee for us. To be honest, the brownie was actually much nicer than the sticky toffee as the sponge was not soaked in the syrup so it was dry in the middle (maybe staff were telling us something when they gave us the wrong order).

Wheelchair access - it has a step free entrance and tables at the right level, although the position of the table could have been a bit better, especially when I told them in advance there would be two of us in wheelchairs. They also have a toilet on the ground floor, but there was a bit of a problem with fully opening the door as it seemed to get caught on the uneven flooring. Staff had to really give it their all to open the door for me to get in. Then another issue was that there was no lock. Staff assured me no one would come in, but I was dubious.

Overall it was a good experience and staff were very friendly and helpful. I gave feedback to our waitress who welcomed and took it constructively. Another staff however, kept rushing us as there was another booking. This I can understand, but she should have given us more than 5 minutes notice. Even though there were a few hiccups, it hasn't discouraged me to go again. They're known for their brunches, so I will be returning in the future to give it a try, especially since our lovely waitress gave us vouchers to use too.