New Belsize Park public house, The Belrose, now open
February 13, 2019
New neighbourhood local The Belrose is now open on Haverstock Hill, nestled between Belsize Park and Chalk Farm. The Belrose brings the area a modern take on the British pub with an extensive beer and wine selection complemented by a menu of European-style small plates and mains and a selection of authentic Roman-style pizzas, to be enjoyed in their stylish interiors or beautiful adjoining terrace.
The contemporary converted pub is focused on a diverse international beer offering – alongside The Belrose Pale Ale, brewed in collaboration with the London Beer Lab, the pub’s selection includes the likes of Italian favourite Moretti and Californian Lagunitas on draft, while bottled beers come from a diverse range of breweries, including Battersea-based Mondo, Icelandic Einstok, Spanish Alhambra and Germany’s Maisel, with the likes of Kona, Modelo and Quilmes representing the Americas. For wine-lovers, an extensive list offers something for all tastes, from a crisp Spanish white and refreshing Italian rosé to well rounded French merlot, as well as six sparkling wines and champagnes. A wide variety of spirits and premium soft drinks is also available.
To complement the drinks offering, The Belrose offers an all-day menu of rustic mediterranean-inspired dishes including Pan-fried hake with haricot beans, chorizo and seasonal greens (£14), Charred cauliflower and chickpea salad with piquillo peppers and curry oil (£10) and, in a twist on a pub favourite, an Aged beef burger with cheese, pickled onions, aioli, chilli jam and fries (£12).
A clay oven takes centre stage in the open kitchen, serving up thin, Roman-style pizzas that showcase authentic ingredients and classic flavour combinations, such as the Diavola with Ventricina salami and fresh green chilli (£11), the Vegetariana with courgette, roasted peppers and sundried tomatoes (£9) and the Prosciutto e Funghi with parma ham and mushrooms (£12).
The Belrose also offers a varied selection of bar snacks, including kilner jars of homemade crisps or marinated olives, alongside small sharing plates, such as Rosemary and garlic pizzette (£5), Crispy squid with chilli and lemon aioli (£7) and Grilled Iberian chorizo with rocket mayo (£6). Desserts range from refreshing sorbets to the indulgent Nutella calzone with pistachio ice cream (£6).
For little ones, a kid’s menu is also available including a juice, children’s portions of the Mac’n’cheese, Margherita pizza or Chicken and chips, plus a scoop of ice cream for just £10.
On Sunday, the pub serves a seasonal roast, with a choice of Ribeye of beef, Chicken or a vegetarian Nut roast, all served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, herbed breadcrumb cauliflower cheese, braised red cabbage, Chantenay carrots, peas and horseradish cream and unlimited gravy (£18).
Alongside a fortnightly pub quiz, The Belrose hosts regular beer and wine tastings for customers to learn a little more about their favourite tipple, or discover a new favourite amongst the lesser-known brews on the menu. The events agenda also features live music and sports coverage.
The Belrose’s South-facing terrace garden seating over 50 covers makes the pub a go-to for al fresco drinking and dining in the summer, and in the colder months will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with heaters, blankets and warming mulled drinks served from the dedicated terrace bar.
The dining room, which seats over 60 covers, combines table seating, cosy booths and relaxed sofas. A separate snug area seats an additional 20 covers, offering a more intimate, cosy space, also available for private hire. Designed in collaboration with A-nrd Studio, The Belrose’s bright interiors have a rustic feel, with reclaimed wood and marble table tops contrasted with exposed brickwork. A warm colour palette and extensive greenery to bring a cosy Mediterranean look and feel to the space.
Food is served 4pm – 10pm Monday to Friday and 12pm – 10pm Saturday and Sunday
A: The Belrose, 94 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 2BD
W: The Belrose