I’ve always loved the Megan’s on the Kings Road, the ideal place for brunch (read more about it here) or a relaxed dinner. So when Megan’s by the Green opened last year I was delighted, as it was even closer to home.
Megan’s by the Green is in the perfect location, right by the Green, opposite the Tube station. It’s very welcoming and I often see passers by looking in through the huge open windows. Their ceiling covered in roses also makes it very eye catching. Especially now in this incredible sunny weather, there’s no better place to come for brunch/lunch or dinner, though in the winter it has a very cosy, intimate feel to it.
Last weekend I came here for dinner and sat by the huge open windows in the breeze, enjoying a bottle of their lovely pale rosé (£30 a bottle). I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday evening.
I have to say I love their menu, with so many healthy but filling options. They have an all day brunch menu which is fantastic (their shakshouka eggs are my favourite) and for their evening menu they offer a range of sharing boards and starters, as well as healthy ‘bowls’, grills and pizzas.
To start with we shared the ‘gambas pil pil‘, which came sizzling in a pan cooked in chilli and garlic and served with fresh bread. Delicious. For mains I had the ‘posh lamb doner‘ (one of their ‘open kebabs’). I’m a sucker for lamb and it was a real treat, especially because I don’t eat meat that much during the week anymore. I had some grilled cauliflower to go with it. The photo below does not do it any justice, it was incredible.
Rob had one of the ‘deconstructed pan kebabs‘, the chilli chicken one with extra halloumi on top. He also loved it., especially because the tomato sauce adds such a nice freshness to it.
Pudding cannot be skipped (though having said that, last weekend we did as we were so full). But their half baked cookie is one of the best puddings I’ve eaten.
I think the beauty of Megan’s is the variation of the food they offer, and the price point. Depending on how much you feel like drinking, food wise one of their kebabs costs on average about £12, which is a total bargain, especially for Parson’s Green. This coupled with the relaxed but upbeat vibe of the place makes it the perfect place to come with friends or on a date.
It’s easy to see why it’s always full, so I would recommend booking ahead. And good news is that they have now just opened their third restaurant, this one is in Balham. I can’t wait to visit it next.
UNIT B 69, 57 Parsons Green Ln,
London SW6 4JA