The Devonshire Arms Reveal Their Own True Love

Valentine menu a tribute to Lindsey Bareham

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The Devonshire Arms
126 Devonshire Road, London W4 2JJ
Tel: 0208 742 2302


Did you know that Lindsey Bareham, co-author of ‘the best cookbook  in the world’ – aka ‘The Prawn Cocktail Years’ with Simon Hopkinson (they also wrote ‘Roast Chicken & Other Stories’ together) – is a local who lives just around the corner from our pub?

It is, in all honesty, my favourite cookbook – and I have a few.  So as a tribute to my love, we are doing our valentines menu entirely from the book. The menu is given below and I’m sure the style of food will bring back memories (Conservative government, strikes, country gone to the dogs!!).

Valentines Day 2012

A loving tribute to The Prawn Cocktail Years

Devils on horseback & Oysters


Classic prawn cocktail

English salad

Coquilles St-Jacques

Oxtail soup


Chicken Kiev

Boeuf a la Bourguignonne

Fish pie

Mixed Grill (for 2-4)


Treacle tart

Black Forest gateaux

Rhum Baba

Rice pudding (for 2-4)


Recipes from ‘The Prawn Cocktail Years’, the best cookbook in the world, with kind permission of Lindsey Bareham & Simon Hopkinson


Nick Gibson

January 17, 2012