The Mediterranean flavours of Megan’s, a contemporary café, grill and bar that’s open from breakfast to dinner seven days a week, are set to wake up the tastebuds of north west Londoners as of next week when it officially opens on Monday 15 June at 120 St John’s Wood High Street.
With a sister restaurant in Chelsea’s King’s Road, Megan’s is an independent restaurant under the auspices of Becky McKevitt, a talented sommelier, wine judge and restaurateur who previously worked for the well-known Salt Yard Group, and is now bringing her expertise and verve to this new project.
Set in a high visibility area, in a beautiful, listed corner building with many period features which have been restored and retained, Megan’s is a visual treat with a light, bright décor inspired by the Med. Blue mosaic tiles and clear glass lampshades brighten up the interior during the day, giving Megan’s a great vibe and a contemporary, elegantly informal style. At night, Megan’s transforms into a restaurant with a courtyard feel which evokes the ‘secret garden’ of Megan’s in the King’s Road, with hundreds of fairy lights hidden among the willows and cherry blossoms arranged into a canopy, and flameless pillar candles throughout the room.
On the food front, start the day with Homemade muffins, Porridge with caramelised banana and honey and Malt and honey granola, bountiful breakfast platters as well as juices freshly squeezed to order and some lip-licking smoothies. All the breads are organic and gluten free is available, all eggs are free range and the coffee is from 100 percent Arabica beans, organic and fairtrade.
Chefs prepare fresh salads, quiches and hot dishes for brunch and lunch, with fish and meat grills, and tasty organic sourdough sandwiches. From 2pm, afternoon tea is served, using only small-batch blended, hand-picked, rolled, whole leaves teas for a better brew, with sandwiches and pastries such as the ultimate Nutella & sea salt cookie.
Come evening, there’s a selection of grills cooked on special lava coals to be enjoyed. Expect beef from renowned butcher Aubrey Allen (a family business established for 80 years and known as the ‘chefs’ choice’ of butchers),steaks from grass-fed cattle reared in the British Isles, Tiger prawns, Swordfish skewers and Flamed mackerel fillet with baked beetroot plus some great vegetarian choices. You’ll also find plenty of sharing dishes like the Charcuterie board with pickles and the Whole baked camembert for two with garlic & rosemary.
Chosen by sommelier, Becky Mckevitt, the wine list offers some interesting gems from the Mediterranean basin, France, Spain and Italy, but also from Slovenia. Ciders and beers from England and Italy, and a good choice of Mediterranean liqueurs are all present and correct too.
Champagne Lobster Sundays aim to turn Megan’s into a destination restaurant whilst bringing a new vibe to the local clientele, with a menu spanning brunch, lunch and dinner. It will offer anything from Lobster benedict with poached eggs, Hollandaise on organic sourdough, Classic lobster bisque, Lobster carpaccio and Lobster & peach pastilla plus Grilled Lobster, Lobster surf & turf and Lobster linguine with champagne sauce. Live music from four rotating musical acts, including a harpist and soft jazz, will also be played on Sunday afternoon.