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A Return to Good Things

Location: 44 Narrow St., right by the draw bridge over the channel into the Limehouse Marina. Limehouse. London.

About seven months ago, C. and I stopped going to The Narrow for their tasty bar snacks.* They'd changed the menu to a short listing of shellfish options. C. doesn't eat shellfish. They'd taken all the dishes we really liked off of the menu.

Today, J.K. and I checked their website - and to my delight, the good things are back! There's more than just shellfish for the nibbling! We settled down in the balmy sunlight Thameside for a shared assortment of goodies. The pickled whelks were elegant spirals, but shared most of the same sea-fresh flavor with the smaller, less rubbery cockles. The pickles that come with the ploughman's were just as good as I remembered. The soup was finally something other than tomato (much as the tomato was amazing); a delicate, confident, smooth leek and potato soup. The sausage roll was what sausage rolls dream of being, with crisp, light pastry and well-balanced seasoning.

J.K.'s headed back off on her world travels, but I can quite conveniently return for another sausage roll.

* Reservations for the main dining room and its menu still involve planning at least a few days in advance. Bar snacks, in comparison, are available on whim.


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May. 14th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
where is The Narrow?
May. 14th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
Good question! I've edited the post to say now. It's in Limehouse, right by the draw bridge over the channel leading into the marina.
May. 14th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
thanks :)
May. 14th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Reading about the potato leek soup reminds that I have not had any in a while.

... and I that I would really like some.
May. 15th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Go forth and have potato leek soup!
May. 15th, 2008 07:47 am (UTC)
Sounds like people complained about the good stuff being taken off!

I'd have stopped going too, if it were just shellfish - I'm allergic to clams and avoid all other shellfish (save prawns, if those count!) just in case they cause the same reaction.

I want a sausage roll!!!
May. 15th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
I would post it to you, but it's so much better when the pastry is fresh.
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