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About Idlewild

Day or night out, Idlewild's 'Pub Deluxe' look, classic British menu and bar containing a host of quality cocktail options is on hand. The downstairs restaurant is a sophisticated space with hand crafted chandeliers and a 26 foot long solid pewter bar adorning a room which leads on to a courtyard garden hideaway. Upstairs at Idlewild light shines off the huge chandeliers to bathe the first floor grand apartment-style cocktail lounge in a sunset-like glow. Food at the restaurant is mainly British and revolves around ideas of simplicity, season and most importantly tradition - classic British dishes such as roast beef, Lancashire hot pot and jam roly poly are specialities.

Sample a la carte


- Sauté chicken livers with black pudding and poached egg £6.00
- Seared king scallops with cauliflower puree £8.50
- Ham hock & fois gras terrine with green bean, shallot
and tarragon salad £7.50
- Grilled Sardines with garlic mayonnaise and salad £5.50

Other starters are available.

Main Course

- Grilled Scottish rib-eye steak with béarnaise sauce and chips £17.00
- Pan fried fillet of salmon with pea puree, watercress and
new potatoes £12.50
- Boiled Bacon with mash potatoes and parsley sauce £11.00
- Confit belly of pork with cauliflower and shallot salad,
Tarbais beans and red wine jus £13.50
- Roast Coquelet with sauté girolle mushrooms and spinach £13.00
- Baked Crepes with mushrooms, spinach and blue cheese £10.50

Other main courses are available.


- Apple crumble with apple sorbet £4.50
- Roast plums with vanilla ice cream £4.50
- Chocolate mousse with cherries £5.00
- Clawson Stilton, Miramont Brie with apple, celery and bread £6.50

Other desserts are available.

Additional Information


55 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, W9 2JD

Nearest tube:

Warwick Avenue

Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Mon - Tues: 7pm - 10:30pm
Wed - Thurs: 12pm- 3pm & 7pm - 10:30pm
Fri: 12pm- 3pm & 7pm - 11pm
Sat: 12pm- 4pm & 7pm - 11pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm & 6pm - 9:30pm

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