A festive feast at The Imperial
By Katie Ann Lamb
December is finally arriving tomorrow and we can enjoy all that comes with it. From festive decorations to mince pies and turkey. To get into the spirit of Christmas I went to sample the Festive Feast that is a new offering at The Imperial on New Kings Road.
This gorgeous Gastro Pub has transformed its garden into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. It is perfect for drinks parties and a great place to enjoy mulled wine with friends and colleagues. You can warm yourself by the wood burning chimney or rest up on the big, comfy sofas, while snuggled under cozy blankets.
The menu adds a clever twist on classic favourites. You can pick pan fried seabass with fennel, orange, roasted beetroot and a balsamic glaze or you can enjoy the more traditional roast turkey with butternut purée, duck fat roast potatoes, crispy pancetta and mulled cherries.
Personally I would recommend the slow cooked beef cheek, sautéed wild mushrooms, charred shallots and truffle potato puree. It is a delicious meal! However, you must not forget to save room for the Christmas pudding parfait with brandy sauce.
These types of dishes and some of the other seasonally inspired options are all part of a three course menu that you can enjoy with your partner or a group of friends.
Also available for Christmas is the spacious, private dining room, which offers pretty views over the King’s Road. It can hold up to 60 people for standing drinks and canapé parties but, impressively, it can accommodate seated dinners for up to 60 as well.
The beautiful bar area is also a perfect venue for casual drinks and canapé parties. However if you really want to celebrate Christmas with style, you can hire the entire venue for a traditional London celebration.
The Imperial is located at 577 Kings Road, London, SW6 2EH. Book by calling 020 7736 6081 or visiting the-imperial.co.uk