Sunday, May 15, 2011

New London Restaurant Called "The Penny Black"

London's City AM website reports, "It sounds like the name of a pub, doesn’t it? For some reason, the image I had in my head of a restaurant called The Penny Black was some dark, old-fashioned tavern, a place that felt as though it had been around since the first Penny Black stamp was posted (1840, as any philatelist will tell you), serving up beef Wellington and toad in the hole with foaming tankards of stout."

According to the article, "The name comes from some artworks – Warholesque screen prints of the famous stamp – that the owners acquired and liked enough to name their new restaurant after."

Restaurant critic Timothy Barber says, "The Penny Black opened in February, and its understated, unfussy approach should be welcomed, particularly in this neck of the woods where things can tend towards the showy. It feels classy, and I rather think it is."

Cost per person without wine: £40.

Shown above, the interior of The Penny Black restaurant in Chelsea.

To read the entire article, click here.

For more on the restaurant, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM