Whenever we’d driven along King’s Road, past ‘Megan’s Restaurant’, my family would always joke that it was my secret business. I’d wanted to pay it a visit for a long time and I’d heard great things about their breakfast/brunch, but it felt like a long way for us to go on a weekend morning. So it was lovely to receive an invitation to visit their St John’s Wood restaurant for dinner – I didn’t actually know they had a location there so I was intrigued to see what it would be like after all this time of wondering.
As soon as I walked in, I just loved the décor and ambience – unique wooden tables and chairs, twinkling fairy lights, candles and quirky animal cushions – a great date venue! If indeed I ever was to open a restaurant, this is the kind of vibe I’d like it to have! My camera did struggle a bit with the dim lighting, so I’d say that these photos won’t quite do the food justice (you’ll just have to visit and see it yourself!)
We ordered some Estrella Galicia beer – I’d tried Estrella Damm before but not this one. It was very refreshing and reminded me of previous Spanish holidays. The food very much followed suit. I suppose the easiest way to describe the food at Megan’s would be ‘Mediterranean Grill’ with a British twist – there were clear influences from Greece and also a bit of Turkey and the Middle East.
We started by sharing the Mediterranean Board; red lentil falafel, houmous, smoked aubergine puree, grilled halloumi and pork and beef meatballs – all of these were incredibly tasty and had a lot of flavour. Some parts were spicier than I was expecting which was a nice surprise – growing up in Cyprus, I sometimes felt like some of the food could have been given a bit of a spice injection.
For main course, Tim ordered the swordfish, with charred roasted vegetables and spinach. He said it was perfectly cooked and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I went for the Sercan’s Lamb Kofta with yoghurt and pistachio – a ‘deconstructed’ kebab served in a pan with pitta bread. For me, this is pretty much the perfect heart warming dish – little lamb meatballs in a thick, spicy sauce. I was definitely in my happy place!
The dessert menu wasn’t quite as extensive as the savoury dishes and it was much more ‘British’ in style, with home made cakes and ice creams. We ended up sharing a Banoffee Pie Cake with vanilla ice cream – just look at the size of it! It was beautiful!
Megan’s do a number of offers which are definitely worth looking into, such as ‘Bring Your Own Wine’ on Mondays (for £5 corkage) and there is currently 50% off the evening grill menu throughout February, as well as live music on a Friday and Saturday evening at St John’s Wood. If you’d like to find out more, you can visit their website here. I’ll definitely be returning and would love to eventually try out their brunch menu!
I was invited to review Megan’s, but did not receive any payment. All views are my own.