I’ve found a new date spot.
Hanger & Cellar is a gorgeous restaurant in Fulham, serving succulent cuts of meat, alongside a whole host of sexy sharing dishes and side plates.
It’s warm and cosy, with classic white walls, wooden tables and subway tiles. The staff are friendly, the lighting is subtle, and downstairs you’ll find an awesome hidden bar, full of wood and wine and vintage board games.
It’s the perfect place for an autumn date night!
We started with cocktails and a selection of nibbles.
Sharing food is the name of the game at Hanger, and the menu is split into Small Plates and From The Fire dishes.
We kicked things off with a round of pig’s head croquettes. Perfectly crisp on the outside, filled with smokey tender meat, and served with a dollop of colorful lovage pesto.
The rainbow trout ceviche with avocado and pistachio was colorful and creamy and fresh. Everyone else was a bit underwhelmed by this one, but I loved it! I thought it was beautifully balanced against the richer meat dishes, and kept going back for “just one more bite”…
The chilli-fried crispy squid isn’t the best I’ve ever had, but it’s not the worst either. The portion is titchy, especially considering the price. But the dill aioli alongside it was a lovely surprise – like a mixture of garlic mayo and tartare sauce, which shouldn’t work, but totally did.
Far more impressive is the smoked beef tartare, mixed with kimchi, and served with a raw egg yolk in the centre. This was tender and smokey and utterly moreish. The sprinkling of black charcoal just added to the flavour, and overall I think this was my favourite of the starters!
The grilled UK Hanger steak was seared to medium-rare perfection, and really yummy. Simply seasoned with salt and pepper, then served with a selection of sauces: chimichurri, salsa verde, Bearnaise, and sherry with red peppercorn.
But the elk bavette steak was the winner here. I’d never tried elk before, but it’s really tender and flavorful. It’s similar to beef, with a subtle rich undertone to it. We all agreed it was our favourite of the two!
We also tried the spiced charred monkfish tail which I really enjoyed. It was spicy and smokey, with a really firm texture that holds its own in a sea of land-meats.
But the real King Dish of the night, were the ox cheeks with garlic confit and bone marrow crumb. This is another cut I’d never tried before, but the meat was soft and tender, dark and rich, flavoured with roasted garlic, and utterly divine. Definitely one not to miss.
And what’s a meat feast without a side?
The truffle gnocchi gratin is RIDICULOUSLY delicious. Rich, salty, crispy on the outside, and pillowy soft on the inside… it’s making me drool just thinking about it. I definitely had more than my fair share of this one!
We also had the charred leek and chicory hearts, which were tender, smokey, and added a nice tough of green to the meal.
Overall: a wonderful meal.
The food was delicious, and even though it’s a bit on the pricey side, I’d say it’s well worth it for a fancy date night or birthday dinner. It’s a perfect place for gathering with friends and celebrating with good grub, nice wine, and a lovely ambience.
Make sure you order the ox cheeks, elk steak and truffle gnocchi gratin. You won’t be disappointed!
HANGER & CELLAR
461 North End Rd
Closest tube: Fulham Broadway
*I was a guest of the restaurant for this visit.