11 Pimlico Road
May 11, 2018
This elegant new bar and restaurant located on the former site of the Ebury makes the most of its corner location.
It’s a light-filled summery place, with the large shuttered windows making it feel almost European. The décor adds to this effect, silvery and pastel-splashed, with lots of white tiles and white wood, and a curving staircase leading to a private room upstairs.
A large central bar dominates the room and on the evening we went, fresh daffodils were arrayed on the tables, marking the late arrival of the spring sunshine.
The bar is open all day, from breakfast onwards; there’s a separate brunch menu for the weekends and they serve a selection of light dishes: sandwiches, salads and sharing plates the rest of the time.
The wine list is divided by characteristic from ‘soft and fruity’ to ‘classic and mature.
From the cocktail list, a grapefruit-laced Aperol Spritz was refreshing and delicious on a warm evening. While we prefer our olives in our Martini, all lovely and booze-plump, rather than served on the side, but we’ll let that slide as the drink was deliciously citrusy. A Chocorantini was both sweet and sharp with a good espresso kick and we were rather envious of the trays of summer-coloured Bellinis that kept swinging by our table.
Service was friendly if a little muddled to begin with, and we like that tap water was provided without our needing to ask.
Prices were reasonable given the location and the clientele and the atmosphere was pleasant and convivial, especially on all too rare, sun-streaked London evening.