It’s Monday! Hurrah! Natch… The start of the working week is always a struggle but Megan’s deli, café and restaurant on the King’s Road is here to save us all. And it remains one of my favourite restos in London.
On Mondays it’s BYO night and the corkage fee is only £5 per bottle – a steal for Chelsea!
The food is simple, home-cooked and as we went for dinner, chargrilled. It’s all down to the fresh ingredients that make the meal so flavoursome – no fuss, just cooked on the grill and served with sauces.
We ordered the antipasti platter (£7.50 per person), which Megan’s is quite famous for. It came with thinly-cut salami, jamón, chorizo; big, fleshy olives; rocket and baby leaf covered in parmesan shavings; grilled vegetables and chunks of bread dolloped with pâté.
For the main course, it was all about the chargrill. We shared the seafood board (£36.95 for two), which included tiger prawns, octopus and meaty chunks of swordfish, all served with generous portions of skinny fries and your choice of sauce. We went for the gorgeous garlic and parsley butter, the bearnaise and the salsa verde.
Our friends had the bavette steak (£13.95) and the côte de boeuf (£39.95 for two), equally heavenly and served with the same sides.
The food is good value for money considering the gargantuan platter sizes, but the other big selling point is the setting. If you manage to bag a table in the outdoor, covered garden, you can enjoy the romantic ambiance of the restaurant with its charming fairy lights, French wooden décor, ivy trellises and white, garden furniture.
Megan’s is also famous for its brunch menu, served until 3pm on weekends, and light lunch dishes.
Date factor: mates dates, 100th dates
Price: from £25pp
Getting there: 10-minute walk from Fulham Broadway station
More info: megans.co.uk