Welcome to West 36 a new grill house and cocktail lounge opening on Golborne Road this week and it wants to be your new home from home. Which we’re welcoming because let’s be honest, it’s going to be better than your office which feels like home the amount of time you spend there.
We have a sneaky suspicion it’s going to be a good’un for several reasons: firstly it’s owned by Robert Newmark who also owns Notting Hill favourite Beach Blanket Babylon, secondly Jon Pollards formerly of Soho House is heading up the kitchen and lastly they’re going to be serving truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and beef brisket sliders and anywhere that has that on the menu has to have our initial seal of approval.
The menu is all about British produce, comfort food and putting unique twists on conventional grill house dishes. They’re also be producing they’re own house dry-aged beef.
We know right now the last thing you want to think about is anything to with going outside, but when the sun does make an appearance (because it will come back… it will) then you’ll be wanting to head to one of their terraces for cocktails, it’s part of your summer diet. In the meantime you’ll have to make do with the other several rooms they have, where there is space for working and meetings and you know the more fun things like dancing and drinking.
If you’re into your art, whether you create it or just admire it then they’re going to be showcasing young artists’ work throughout the venue, time to find your inner van Gogh/ Hirst/Emin then. No pressure.