Bottomless Sundays at Hanger & Cellar

It may seem a little odd, as a pescetarian (fish eating only) to attend a steak house. But it’s Sunday, and as Sunday lunch options go, I’m normally underwhelmed. I tend to go to a British pub, with my meat-eating friends and watch them enjoy all the trimmings of a Sunday Roast, whilst I’m stuck with a “normal” meal option. But not last weekend. Yes, I may be in a steak house, but this one does fish. Great fish. And I can eat it with the traditional Sunday Roast trimmings.

I’m at Hanger & Cellar in Fulham. Praised for their signature steaks, Sundays now offer a “bottomless” Sunday Lunch menu. Which, is a traditional roast paired with Malbec. The cost ranges from £18 – £55 depending on the cut of meat and weight, then the “bottomless” Malbec is an extra £15, and you have an hour and a half to enjoy it (although they stop serving it 15 minutes before the end of the sitting, so make a note)!
There is also the option of eating from the al a carte menu, which is where I choose the Mackerel, to accompany the roast “trimmings”. I’m not sure this substitute is a standard option, but the friendly staff were more than happy to accommodate my request.

The restaurant itself is a 5-minute walk from Fulham Broadway station, and with a windowed front overlooking the high street, inside feels homely yet cool. White walls and white tiles meet a dark wood floor. Clean black lines and heavy wood tables make the ambience feel expensive but relaxed.

For starters, we choose the fried baby squid, which comes with a dill aioli, probably the best I’ve tasted, and we are impressed by the quality of the squid – perfectly succulent, not stringy at all. With it we have the truffled gnocchi gratin. A big fan of truffle this one’s a cheesy, tasty, indulgent starter served in just the right proportion to not ruin mains.

The food is served on boards, two huge Yorkshire puddings stuffed with caramelised onion dominate the “trimmings” board, which is filled with roast potatoes, market greens and truffle heritage carrots. There is also a decent portion of cauliflower gratin, a welcome addition. The sides were more than generous for the two of us, we couldn’t finish it all!

The Malbec is great, I’m no wine connoisseur but in my experience of reds it was easy drinking and paired well with the Sunday Lunch. The meal was finished with two delicious desserts – cinnamon and mascarpone cheesecakes, served with delicious warm dates and salted caramel ice cream, hidden in a crispy chocolate shell. There was no space in my stomach for desserts but these were too good to miss out on, especially the mascarpone cheesecake which made for a really interesting mix of textures with the crispy bottom, soft mascarpone and chewy warm dates.

All in all my experience at Hanger & Cellar was a triumph – the atmosphere was chilled yet sophisticated and the staff friendly and helpful but the real star of this show was the food – from start to finish it impressed, and with a saturated market offering Sunday lunches, this was a stand out!


461 – 465 North End Road
Fulham Broadway

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Written by Polly Robin