Goat has a special place in my heart because it’s where I met my husband. Back then, however it was a dive-y pub called The Goat and Boots. Goat, as it stands now was refurbished a few years ago and has become a neighborhood favorite.
It was a lazy Saturday when we went ad Chelsea was playing. Goat was one of the few places not full of rowdy blue jerseys so we went to have a bite. I’ve eaten there several times before and my favorite thing on the menu for a light bite is the black quinoa salad. The portion size is actually quite decent for the starter, which means I usually pair it with something less healthy, like the truffle mac and cheese.
The mac and cheese, however, is a fairly small portion. We were a fairly large group drinking and eating so we shared everything and this didn’t go very far. So we added the antipasti platter and calamari.
Antipasti was really good, particularly the fried artichokes. The calamari was very small and came with legs, which I hate, although the fried courgette was a nice touch.
One of the great things about Goat is the secret speakeasy. I’ve been there for drinks on several occasions and because the space is fairly small, it’s perfect for intimate private parties. However, ladies beware. They place candles in very dangerous places and my friend’s hair started on fire as she stood near a shelf that had a poorly placed candle at head height. When we spoke to the manager about it, he didn’t seem to think having a candle there was a big deal because it had only happened twice before. Listen, if a girl sets her hair on fire once because you have a candle burning in a bad spot, that’s one time too many. Sort it out.
Great for: quick bite and then head upstairs. It’s one of the only pubs in the area still open until 1.
Watch out for: Candles and drunk Chelsea supporters on the street.
333 Fulham Road, SW10 9QL
020 7352 1384