Manson gastropub
'Immaculate dishes bursting with flavour' at Manson


Open Mon–Fri midday–3pm Sat–Sun 10am–4pm Mon–Sat 6pm–10.30pm Sun 6pm–9pm

Manson is the new sister restaurant to the hugely popular The Sands End. It’s an elegant restaurant; tables are sparsely decorated, simple flowers hang on the walls, and the lighting is dimmed.

Being taken to the table, we were offered a cocktail, so my friend and I happily obliged. My friend drank the Moscow Mule (£6.95), while I succumbed to the Sweet Pink Cello (£6.95).  Both cocktails were adorned with fresh fruit, and tasted like summer in a glass.

I began with the wood pigeon with glazed chicory and orange jelly (£8.00), and my friend had the lobster with Jersey royal salad (£9.50). The pigeon was perfectly cooked and the orange jelly flattered the glazed chicory. Passing over the obligatory bite to my partner was a difficult task. My friend’s lobster was fresh, and the jersey royal salad was deliciously creamy.

For mains, I ate the tiger prawns with sweet potato gnocchi and a parmesan veloute (£17.50) and my friend had the English rabbit with macaroni and mustard sauce (£19.00). The rabbit was offered in three ways; roasted, rabbit confit, and rabbit liver. Both dishes were flavorsome and succulent.

This was the point of the meal when we began to feel stuffed, but I dutifully opted for the sweet vanilla macaroon with vanilla cream and passion fruit coulis (£6.50) and my friend had the warm chocolate fudge with honey ice cream (£6.50). My friend’s chocolate fudge, more commonly known as chocolate fondant, was accompanied by chocolate mousse and a light dusting of chocolate cocoa.

Head chef Gemma Tuley is a Ramsay protégée, who is putting Manson on the map. Her dishes are immaculately presented and bursting with flavour.

Dinner for two, including wine and cocktails, around £110.

Manson, 676 Fulham Road, SW6;; 020 7384 9559

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