A great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle at any time of the day: McGettigan’s, Fulham

The acclaimed Irish restaurant and pub chain, McGettigan’s opened its first establishment in the UK earlier this year on the bustling thoroughfare of Fulham Broadway.

After undergoing a major refurbishment, the contemporary, yet comfortable saloon has all of the charm of your local public house, but with a plush interior design and excellent menu on offer to accompany your visit.
Whether you are after a night out to watch the football on one of the big screens, or an intimate dining experience within the opulent surroundings, you will find cuisine to suit all occasions.

I popped in on a surprisingly busy Wednesday night to sample the fulsome menu for myself. I allowed the staff to choose my supper and after a lot of contemplation, they decided I should try two of the smaller dishes.

First I munched on the McGettigan’s signature chicken wings, which are wonderfully aromatic, spicy and mouth watering, served with a cooling and creamy blue cheese sauce (£7). They come with carrots and celery sticks and with over ten wings in a single portion, is a substantial dish for the price.

I was then served another meaty delicacy in the shape of some pork belly popcorn (£6.50); bite sized pieces of pork beautifully cooked to provide a sweet treat. After devouring the chicken wings, the full serving of pork proved too much for me, but it would be wonderful to share both dishes as a social nibble with a couple of pints.
I washed them down with a couple of glasses of crisp and refreshing South African Sauvignon Blanc and had a taster of the Sticky Toffee pudding (warming and satisfying), just so I could make sure I had filled my ever expanding stomach.

The lively venue has really become part of the local community and sponsors the Hammersmith & Fulham rugby team. It also offers live music three nights a week and has just introduced a brand new and very affordable lunch time menu, so it’s a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle at any time of the day.

If you would like any further details, you can visit the website mcgettigans.com

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