Formerly the Princess Alexandra, Villiers Terrace on Park Road, offers straight forward, seasonal modern British food alongside a carefully compiled wine list, premium beers and creative cocktails.Interior designer, Paul Daly, combines classic ‘local’ surroundings with distinguished glamour.
Vintage chesterfield sofas, an original oak floor, a handsome log bar, exposed brickwork, wood panelling and open fireplace are accentuated by glittering touches such as sparkling chandeliers, midnight blue velvet thrones, large art deco mirrors, leather studded chairs and flashes of black and gold.
The brand new back garden will provide an oasis in which to make the most out of the great British weather (sic). Food is courtesy of head chef, Richard Teague. Blighty-inspired starters include English asparagus with deep fried poached egg and vinaigrette; slow braised pig cheeks with chorizo andbroad beans; as well as a Stilton, blood orange, beetroot and watercress salad. Main courses featureGloucester Old Spot roast pork belly with roast garlic mash and apple sauce; slow cooked rabbit with pappardelle, tomato and fennel; and pan fried skate with sprouting broccoli, chilli and anchovy.Teague’s traditional desserts prove an excellent end to any meal. Treat yourself to sticky toffee pudding with caramel and honeycomb ice cream; warm chocolate fondant; or bread and butter pudding with custard.
Just as you would expect, the Sunday roasts sing for themselves. Choose from Haughley Farm freerangechicken, 28 day aged roast rib eye of beef or slow roast shoulder of lamb, all served with duckfat roasted potatoes, parsnips, honey glazed carrots and Savoy cabbage.
The international wine list has something to suit all taste and budgets and, with the majority of binsunder £30, it represents excellent value for money. Bottled beers on offer include Meantime Organic Pilsner and Old Speckled Hen whilst cocktail connoisseurs will enjoy the mix of modern and classiccreations, complete with a dedicated martini selection.
Children are not forgotten with their very own menu. For just £4.50, little ones can feast on dishes such as healthy home-made mini burgers, cottage pie and small fry fish and chips, all available with baked beans and greens and their choice of ice cream. A fruity selection of freshly made juices andsmoothies are also on offer, to help make sure they get their five-a-day.Just like its superpub counterparts,
Villiers Terrace is not content with just offering high qualityfood and drink. DJs, live music acts and cabaret performers make regular appearances to ensureyour evening is even more than you expected.