This new addition to Borough, opening today, is a 40 cover neighbourhood style brasserie located above the hustle and bustle of the High Street.
The restaurant takes its name from former occupant of the site, pub landlord Edwin Brady who ran a pub-cum-museum-of-curiosities there from 1893 which featured a large collection of stuffed animals and skeletons. Known as The Hole in the Wall, it closed in 1901 following complaints about fliers advertising for corpses!
Edwin’s is the first restaurant for the local owners Shane Ranasinghe, Michael Robinson, Isaac Tooby and Neil Watson of independent pub company Parched Pubs (The Roebuck SE1, The Trinity SE1, The Montpelier SE15 and The Railway SW16) and the first head chef role for Selim Massouf, (Riding House Cafe and Village East).
Menus favour a seasonal approach to English produce and feature starters such as Steak Tartare, Crispy pork belly and cauliflower and Beetroot with goat’s curd and pomegranate while mains include Guinea Fowl with brussel tops, Wild venison with baby root veg and shallot pureé and Cod with orzo, clans and wild garlic.
Desserts feature Pear and almond tart with chattily cream and Chocolate fondant with honeycomb ice cream.