What they say:
Having saved the site of The Truscott Arms from potentially turning into flats, Harcout Inns will open this new upmarket gastro pub next year. One of three new openings from the restaurant group to be headed up by former Racine chef Henry Harris, Hero of Maida will serve up classic British and French cuisine. The Truscott Arms was renowned for its Sunday roasts, and Hero of Maida pledged to follow suit, serving up delicious Sunday dinners of seven-hour slow-roasted lamb shoulder, Angus beef rib and all the trimmings. Split over two levels the pub will have a downstairs bar and light food menu, while the upstairs restaurant space will serve a more developed list of dishes.
What we say:
Opening on the plot of former North London neighbourhood pub, The Truscott Arms, Hero of Maida has pledged to keep the friendy, laid-back vibe of a traditional local boozer, with the added bonus of restaurant-quality grub. The site of this new gastro pub, which was originally suspected to be turned into luxury flats, was acquired by Harcourt Inns with the intention of maintaining the venue as a community hub and neighbourhood eatery. Under the direction of former Racine chef patron Henry Harris, and Harcourt, Marylebone owner James McCulloch, Hero of Maida is one of three new restaurants from Harcourt Inns set to open over the next few months, along with Three Cranes in the City, and The Coach in Clerkenwell.