Jules Downton Abbey heir opening tapas-style restaurant in Putney High Street
5 Lacy Road, London, SW15 1NH
Happily Affordable ££
Type of Venue

What they say:

The heir to Highclere castle – better known from Downton Abbey – has opened his first restaurant on Putney High Street. The venue serves unpretentious tapas-style dishes in a modern, wood-furnished setting. The walls are decorated with mismatched shelves holding bottles of wine, jugs and vases, which helps evoke a contemporary yet homely aesthetic. Jules offers menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a focus on relaxed but delicious dining and an emphasis on sharing.

What we say:

While the management is aristocratic, Jules’ food is less about banquets with fifty different pieces of cutlery and more focused on having a chilled-out meal with your friends. The venue is cool and contemporary, and the food – mainly focused on smaller dishes and tapas for sharing – steers away from pretentiousness to deliver on flavours instead. This includes delicious sounding dishes like cod brandade with roasted green peppers and prawn & vegetable wontons with oriental sauce. They also deliver a selection of charcuterie and cheese, along with gourmet pizzas, such as a salmon, fennel and caramelised onion pizza.