Kitty Fisher was somewhat of a celebrity in the 18th century, known for courting men of wealth and living in the greatest possible splendour. A painting of her hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, showing her with a kitten (hence the 'Kitty') trying to pounce upon a goldfish in its goldfish bowl (where 'Fisher' originates).
The menu of this historically-unique bar and dining room is headed up by Tomos Parry (Winner of the Young British Foodie Chef of the Year 2014), previously Head Chef of Climpson Arch as well as stints at the River Café, Noma and the Ledbury. Wood and charcoal grilling is something of a specialty for Parry, so expect rich, smoky and powerful flavours from the grill as well as the revival of bread ovens to glamorise old favourites such as grilled cheese on toast.
The bar serves 'proper' drinks, with a wine list that harks to French and Spanish tones and a Gin that is inherently Basque-style for the classic G&T.
Dining in the Big Smoke, pre-Lulu's
Cornish crab, barbecued cucumber, dill & seaweed. Duck, rhubarb, black cabbage & chervil root.
Bad Kitty Cocktail