22 November 2014

Want to kick off the weekend with this truffle macaroni & cheese?

Of course you do.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves - first, let me introduce you Goat. It's like a dressed up gastropub, right at home in the heart of Chelsea. It's a little out of the way from any nearby tube stations, but it also means that the surrounding area is quiet and cosy.

The inside is lovely - nothing too over the top, but classy, comfortable and the staff are great. They have a proper wood-fired oven with logs of wood lining the walls, and I thought the ribbon of cucumber in our water was a nice touch. 

I probably didn't read the menu all that thoroughly, as I had only one thing on my mind that day - a big fat burger. E was on the same page, but also couldn't resist ordering the truffle mac & cheese when he saw it. I didn't exactly fight it.

While we waited for our food, we chatted about nonsense and had a black & white photoshoot. Don't judge.

Enough about us, on to the food.

We were actually pretty impressed with it all. My burger was a tad more on the side of medium than rare (I always order medium rare for burgers), but it wasn't at all dry and the flavour was spot on. The macaroni was very good too, not the best we'd had but nothing to complain about either. The fries were great and were sprinkled with a bit of paprika, which I thought was a delicious idea - it completely took me back to my teenage years when I used to gobble up paprika Pringles by the handful.

As for dessert - yes, we had room ok? - our waitress told us the cheesecake was hands down her favourite, so we went with it. It didn't disappoint, which is good, as bad cheesecake can be a little bit heartbreaking. Not quite up there with the one at La Petite Maison or at Cecconi's, but not too far either.

All in all, we were left very content, and enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe of Goat. If you live in the neighbourhood, you get 50% off on Wednesdays with a proof of address - shame we don't live in SWanything, but even without the discount I'd be happy to go again!

Do you have a favourite London gastropub? Or close to where you live?

Disclaimer: I was very kindly given a gift voucher from Zomato that covered the expenses for this delicious meal. All opinions are my own. 


  1. ughhhh!! YUMMMM. i really shouldn't read your blog while i'm hungry lol :)
    seriously love how your photos capture the whole dining experience. i could really use some of that mac and cheese and those fries right now!

    rachel x

  2. *DROOLS* that little pan of mac 'n cheese is to die for!
    Glad the food experience was good overall c: The
    cheesecake looks mighty! Xx

  3. Oh my! I really want that mac and cheese.

  4. The mac and cheese looks SO yummy! <3

  5. you can never go wrong with mac and cheese!

    The Awkward Blog

  6. Oh YES I remembered that photo of the mac and cheese! Love the concept of the place, the interior is stunning and those burgers looked so juicy and gorgeous!

  7. Oh my goodness. That macaroni! x

  8. I like the look of everything in this post. I'm not usually a fan of cheesecake but that one doesn't look too dense/cheesy... if you know what I mean!
    That burger looks incredible. I wish there were more places around where I live that did food like this - burgers are usually the typical cooked well done and served in a doorstop bun with bland salad and even blander condiments. I went to Patty and Bun when I was in London a few weeks ago and it was so yummy! I wasn't feeling very good so I probably would have enjoyed it more had I been on top form, but it was still delicious.

    N xo

    p.s you two are the cutest couple!


  9. Ok well first of all I love your hair, I love your top (like really...can you do an outfit post it's amazing) and you two make such a beautiful couple!!! The mac and cheese looks incredible, but I'd have gone for that burger too hehe. The fries look divine!

  10. Truffle mac n' cheese and cheesecake - two of my most favourite dishes ever! Sounds like a good place to grab a meal, even if the dishes didn't grab the top spot in your gastronomic charts! And I totally love that you two had a little B&W shoot together, you beauties. Your hair is looking completely gorgeous - bit conflicted over whether 'do or foodie envy wins out in this one ;) xx

  11. YUM! My parents brought back a small jar of truffle oil from their recent trip to Italy. Now I'm thinking truffle mac and cheese may be the way to go!

    <3 Kelsea | Kels Shark


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