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Megan’s by the Green, Fulham

July 18, 2018
Megan's by the Green

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.

Megan's by the Green, FulhamMegans by the Green, Fulham

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.

Megans by the Green, Fulham

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.

Megans by the Green, Fulham

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.

Megans by the Green, Fulham

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.

Megan’s on the Green

UNIT B 69, 57 Parsons Green Ln,

Fulham,

London SW6 4JA

Blog, Eat, Healthy, London

Hally’s & Little H, Parsons Green

June 2, 2014
Hally's Parsons Green

This has long been on my list of go to Brunch places.  I’ve been before for a quick coffee, but had yet to try their brunch menu.  So on sunny Sunday Rob and I ambled down the Munster road for a late lunch.

Hally's Parsons Green

Bloggers seem to love this place too – from travel bloggers like Petite Passport (who voted it best place visited in 2013) to fashion bloggers like The London Chatter (who was raving about it on Instagram recently).  It also photographs well; the California-style design is perfect for a laid back cafe & brunch place.  With scuffed white painted walls, pastel coloured chairs and stools, wooden tables & bar, it’s a warm and homely place.  It makes you feel comfortable enough to want to spend a lazy Sunday here, leafing through the weekend newspapers and sipping Cappuccinos.

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green

Their glass doors open up completely, which is perfect for a warm sunny day. So while there isn’t much outside seating, it feels airy and bright if you do sit inside.

 

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green

The first thing you see when you walk in are their cakes, set out on the bar and welcoming you in.  They also have a number of glutenfree options, which is a bright move considering the surge in gluten free popularity and awareness.  Next time I go back I will be trying one of those, but yesterday I really came for a savoury treat.

Hally's Parsons Green

I love all the small, quirky details of the place.

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green

The Weekend Brunch menu offers all the classics – numerous eggs options; the Benedicts and Florentines, the Full English and, slightly less full on, scrambled eggs on sourdough bread.  For those more healthy of you out there, there is porridge, smoked salmon on rye (ask without the cream cheese!) and avocado and rocket on sourdough bread.  Having had a very glutinous weekend I opted for the latter, but craving something more salty also went for a chorizo side (which was a winner).

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green
Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green
Rob wanted the BBQ pulled pork baguette (one of the Specials), especially when we saw it be served at the table next to us. But sadly since it was 3:30 it had just run out.  So he went for the Hally’s Burger.  We had been advised against the burger before we came, a friend having had it and found it dry and the fries soggy.  But Rob was pleasantly surprised – the beef was cooked to perfection, juicy without being greasy, the toppings fresh and the fries crispy.

Hally's Parsons Green

Hally's Parsons Green

I enjoyed my avocado dish, because it was exactly what I needed. But next time I will try something a bit more adventurous, as you can’t really go wrong with avocado & toast.  I do really like the fact they offer sourdough bread and rye, a change from the usual stodgy white bread accompanying breakfast/brunch. Oh, and aside from great coffees, they do a slightly watery but deliciously spicy Virgin Mary (next time I’ll have a Bloody Mary).

Hally's Parsons Green
The staff are really friendly, and while the food took a while to come, I could understand as the place was nearly full.  In short, this is a brunch place not to be missed, not just for its food but also for its ambience.  And when you leave, be sure to pop into neighbour Emilia Delicatessen for some Italian treats (the Panna cotta looks divine) on your way home.

Hally's Parsons Green

 

They have now opened a sister property across the road called ‘Little H’ – a smaller cafe, with a Californian healthy emphasis.  Grab your healthy juices and snacks here.

Hally’s Parsons Green

60 New King’s Road

London SW6 4LS

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