In London, when the cold weather really starts to set in (September-ish), they skip straight through Fall and start planning Winter festivities. Come October, there's Christmas music in all the shops, Oxford Street is decorated with light-up presents, and the smells of cinnamon and wood-burning fires permeate. One can only assume that, once the sun has disappeared behind its watery Winter curtain, Londoners are desperate for any sort of cheer they can find, and usually that means Christmas comes early each year.
But if Christmas makes you cranky, there's always a great pub to warm the cockles of your heart instead! Wandering down Marylebone High Street, awash with bustling shoppers and prams, can make anybody hungry and grouchy, especially in the cold weather. But The Prince Regent will cure what ails you!
Have a seat in a cushy corner of purple plush and order a pint, a pimms, or a yummy Illy espresso while you have a glance at the menu. Sunday lunch is traditional and delicious: beef, chicken, or veggies with a side of mash, yorkshire pudding, and gravy. YUM. Best of all, these very satisfying portions won't break the bank; they hover around a tenner each.
The menu goes beyond Sunday lunch, with updated English classics like fried monkfish tails n' chips, but to be honest you really can't go wrong with a great roast beef and horseradish. It's just the ticket if you need a bit of a sit-down and warm-up!
Info: The Prince Regent, 71 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5JN, 020 7486 7395