Since opening in January, The Mallard has earned a glowing reputation as a welcoming bar serving great food and inventive cocktails in the West End.
With its copper bar, tweed flashes and chunky wooden furniture, it’s a cool neighbourhood hangout that pulls off the neat trick of looking both rustic and chic at the same time.
Flap on over to Great Western Road and dip your beak in The Mallard with today’s Big Deal.
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to each have a main course and a cocktail from The Mallard’s menus.
The menus change but typical main courses might be the roast chicken supreme with fondant potato, peas, bacon and gem lettuce or the Andalucian fish stew with chorizo and potato in a tomato broth.
The lamb tagine is also very appealing and the beetroot gnocchi with sage butter, spinach, ricotta and pistachio has plenty of fans.
Happily, The Mallard inherited a top notch pizza oven from the building’s previous inhabitants so they also offer a select range of stone-baked pizza.
If burgers are more your thing, you can choose between a chunky beef burger, a chicken burger and a falafel burger.
The burgers are served with chips and coleslaw.
The cocktails are inventive. Made with Spanish brandy, fresh chilli, basil, lemon and tomato juice – all topped with Rioja – the Bloody Maria would certainly pep up your taste buds.
A couple of the cocktails reflect the local neighbourhood. We like the sound of the Botanical Gardens which is made with Grey Goose Le Poire, St Germaine Elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice and sugar, with lemon peel and a cucumber slice.
The Mallard has been winning friends on its Facebook page:
‘Brilliant service and food. Been twice this week, for dinner and brunch and both were superb. So glad it can be my new local!’ Five stars
‘Good food, excellent service, friendly staff, nothing was too much for them. One of our party has dietary restrictions, that was no problem at all. Cosy, welcoming ambience. Glad we went and we’ll be back.’ Five stars
If you haven’t done a fly-by of The Mallard yet, this is a great opportunity to give them a try.
This offer would be perfect for a lazy weekend lunch or a catch-up dinner with a friend. You never know, you might just find your new favourite bar.