The Gipsy Queen opened in it’s current guise in 2015 in Kentish Town near Gospel Oak. It’s a cosy pub with a decent size garden and a bottle shop at the side for you to take those yummy craft beers away with you.
Our visit to the Gipsy Queen started earlier than usual with the morning spent filming (keep an eye on our social media pages for some of the footage) in the kitchen as the lovely team prepared the roasts for the day ahead. After spending all morning staring at food we were particularly hungry when we sat down to finally eat!
Whole and half chicken roasts along with beef and pork made for a difficult decision especially as we had been smelling everything being cooked all morning! We ordered the beef and pork (mainly because the crackling looked incredible).
First impressions were great, the presentation was excellent and it looked really special, rather than the usual pile of meat and vegetables. The roasts came with a courgette salad which along with the crisp cabbage and beautifully cooked carrots resulted in a really fresh approach to a roast. The potatoes were also great, well cooked and seasoned with parsley and sea salt bringing out their flavour.
The pork was deliciously juicy and was paired with some of the best crackling we’ve ever had! The beef was tender, had great flavour and was perfectly pink in the middle.
Last but by no means least, the Yorkshire puddings. These were up there as some of the best we have had on our travels so far, cooked to perfection with a lovely crispy edge and fluffy in the middle.
This really is a great roast. Everything was cooked brilliantly and tasted amazing but what really sets this place apart is the presentation, hopefully our photos do it justice.
Value – ££
166 Malden Rd, London NW5 4BS
The one line roast:
A solid roast which tastes good and looks even better.