The Admiral Codrington, a South West London institution and firm favourite amongst the Chelsea set, has a constantly updated menu adorned with the freshest recipe ideas and locally British sourced ingredients which are sensitive to the changing seasons and ensure that there are new dishes to discover with every visit.
The Admiral Codrington has been featured for the sixth year running in the Michelin Guide: Eating Out in Pubs with a “Green Man Recognition for Excellence” – testament to the high standards in the restaurant and the quality cuisine it strives to serve year after year.
On entering the dining room of The Admiral Codrington we were warmly greeted and as we sat down our waitress offered some bread. When it came it was already buttered and served warm, just perfect for a winters evening.
We started with seared hand dived scallops, The scallops were succulency seasoned with a crispy bacon shard over cauliflower puree which was delightful. The butterscotch was akin to a honey that added a sweet flavour to the salty bacon. To add the extra dimension to the dish the scallops are covered in roe powder which is made on site in The Admiral Codrington’s kitchen.
We took a closer look at this simple yet scrumptious dish. You can see the roe powder lightly dusting the scallops.
My dining companion chose the salt and pepper squid. It was a generous portion of crispy battered squid with a chilli kick. The squid was cooked perfectly with not a chewy element in sight.
The Admiral Codrington is famous for its fish dishes so we thought we would find out what fishy delights the restaurant has to offer. The dressed Portland crab was fresh, light and beautifully seasoned.
The whole lemon sole came with perfectly cooked parsley potatoes and a winning shrimp and beurre blanc accompaniment. The dish was a generous portion and a definite recommendation to order.
The mac ‘n cheese is reminiscent of a hearty home cooked comforting winter dish topped with a golden layer of melted cheese.
After savouring such fabulous food we turned our eyes to the dessert menu. The menu is short but sweet (pardon the pun!). We chose the sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream. The pudding was moist and sweet with the rich toffee sauce perfectly complementing the dish. A definite one to try and certainly something we will be back for.
The chocolate brownie was a special for the day and didn’t disappoint with a dense fudge-like consistency which satisfied our sweet tooth.
It is interesting to note The Admiral Codrington has a set menu with three courses for only £19.50. They also have daily specials put together to tantalise your taste buds.
With a menu full of such delectable delights is it any wonder that The Admiral Codrington is a South West London institution so popular with the locals of Chelsea and even those further afield. Highly recommended.
The Admiral Codrington
17 Mossop St, London SW3 2LY
020 7581 0005