When I lived in London, The Duke of York was my neighborhood pub, and because St. John’s Wood is a pricey neighborhood, it’s advised that the Duke can put a small hole in your wallet if you eat there frequently. Normally, I’d take my daily drink there soak up the old-school England pub atmosphere; you can also, in good weather, take your meal and drink outside. The beer list is fantastic, even though I just stick to Budweiser (they know me by my beer order and used to say that I was the reason they stocked “that“). But if you want to eat, the Duke is a great place to do it; it’s been labeled a “gastro pub” of late, probably owing to the Moroccan-style interior and inspired dishes. But don’t be fooled – the best Yorkie fries in London are at the Duke of York, and their peanut-butter chicken is ridiculously good. There’s also traditional Brit fair, like beef and sausage with peas and gravy, but I’d get out of your comfort zone and eat some of the more “worldly” menu items. Evening is the best time to go to the Duke, though it gets crowded with the neighborhood crowd fairly quickly from Thursday through the weekends. Please go, and leave a pound for your bartender; the crew at the Duke are from all over the world and can, if you’re traveling solo, make for terrific conversation partners.
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