The Parakeet, the critically acclaimed new pub and 60-cover dining room in Kentish Town, has revealed its debut seasonal Sunday Roast menu. With Head Chef Ben Allen and Sous Chef Ed Jennings (both ex-BRAT) at the helm making full use of the kitchen’s custom flame grill and locally sourced ingredients, diners can expect a fresh take on the roast based around fire cooking.
Roast dishes include a flame grilled Leg of Lamb for four and Roast Chicken, which is pre-brined and roasted in hay to give it a rich smoky flavour. Also on the menu is salt aged Roast Topside Beef and Lamb Rump – both cooked over charcoal and wood on their custom-made grill, and Celeriac Wellington. All dishes are served with a generous portion of spring greens, roast potatoes with herbs and garlic, seasonal root veg, Yorkshire pudding, and carrot & swede puree.
Also available on the Sunday menu is a selection of signature small plates: house pickles, potato bread and smoked butter, and poached oyster with pickled alexander & apple. For dessert, choose between sticky toffee pudding, mandarin & sea buckthorn sorbet, or cheese with crackers – with a selection of Ingot Goat’s cheese, Hafod Cheddar from Wales, Tunworth (Camembert-style British soft cheese), and Young Buck , which is a creamy blue cheese from Northern Ireland.
Regenerative agriculture plays a key role in the suppliers The Parakeet works with, and includes vegetables from Flourish (regenerative farm in Cambridgeshire who grow heritage species of vegetables that are farmed in a way to capture carbon and nutrients in the soil, giving more flavourful veg that are better for the planet), Matt Chatfield (The Cornwell Project raises mutton in the same way as Iberico pork, meaning female sheep are put to pasture in woodland and on herbal lays giving them a deep grassy flavour while improving soil health and capturing carbon), and Farm Wilder (Social enterprise consisting of farms which use cattle in a regenerative system and improving biodiversity).
To enjoy alongside the Sunday Roast, the team have curated a considered wine list centered around biodynamic and low intervention wines. Visitors can expect selections from producers including Seasmoke, J. Rochioli, and red and whites from Jayne Ayre (former Australian hairdresser now making top quality pinot and Chardonnay in Burgundy)
The Parakeet occupies the space of the former landmark pub The Oxford Tavern, on Kentish Town Road, and the dining room retains much of its local character, with the welcoming interior, lighting and ornate antique furnishing designed to compliment the ample natural light and airy space. The space is also ordained with a selection of original vibrant paintings from Ghanaian artist Theophilus Tetteh.
Address: The Parakeet, 256 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2EN
Reservation link: www.theparakeetpub.com