When it comes to soul-warming food in a charming atmosphere, it doesn’t really get more quintessentially British than a decent pub dinner. That being said, the term ‘pub grub’ has somewhat changed in the past decade and with the gradual death of carvery, a new legion of high-end gastropubs to rival any restaurant have risen to the top.
Nestled away just behind the hustle and bustle of Oxford St., The Coach Makers Arms is an exemplary case of fusing the old with the new. While the gorgeously restored pub on the ground floor is a standalone beauty, it’s their luminous first-floor dining room that offers the real foodie experience.
With an emphasis on exceptional British suppliers and keeping dishes uncomplicated; the expansive menu packed with mouthwatering dishes such as dry-aged beef burgers & fresh market fish, alongside some delectable dessert options are really not in the realms of what you’d typically associate with food down your local.
Complementing the exceptional setting and appetising dishes, the seemingly endless offering of wines, spirits, beers, ales and cocktails is second to none. Albeit somewhat expected considering the setting, the sheer scope of options here will dispel any notions you may have of remaining totally sober.
The feather in the cap? Service is efficient, friendly and the server’s knowledge of the food on offer is genuinely commendable. Pair that with a relatively budget-friendly price point and, of course, it’s incredibly central location – I think we’ve just found our new favourite Oxford St. shopping midway point.