Going to a museum can feed your mind, nourish your imagination, and, if it's that guy who draws those nudes, provide light snacks for your libido, but it doesn't do a damn thing for your actual hunger. Bringing British grub to the London Museum, The London Wall Bar and Kitchen, officially opening today.
Just off of the Museum's 20-million-pound refurb, Wall's a new drink-dining space from deli maestros the Benugo Bros, who've brought in both traditional foodstuffs and decor, with dark wooden floors, dominating window walls, low-hung caged-bulb copper lights, mismatched reclaimed seating, and a polished copper bartop with a piano adjacent -- hop on and play, and the looks will B Sharp. The locally-sourced menu kicks off with a selection of sandwiches (resto-cured BLT, salt beef on rye), plus starters from London-cured salmon w/ soda bread to grilled/marinaded artichokes with rocket mayo, which William Shatner will take forever between bites of. Upsizing to mains, there's a pan-fried lemon sole with capers & new pots, while the Smithfield Meat Board includes Cornish Lambchops w/ house mint jelly and cauliflower salad, as well as Braised Short Ribs "Jacob's Ladder", named for their resemblance to the biblical ladder to heaven, although if you're climbing a ladder of ribs, heaven is just more ladder.
For truly angelic stuff, the fully laden bar has plenty of international wines, alongside regional beers like Cotswald's Premium lager/weiss and, from Sharp's, Cornish Coaster and the Rick Stein-collaboration Chalky's Bite, which is loaded with wild Cornish fennel, though you still won't be able to sate your hunger with it. But that shouldn't keep you from trying.