The Other Naughty Piglet | St James’s Restaurant
If you were wondering what the sixth little piglet did; it’s currently boasting a successful little restaurant serving up seasonal grub and low-intervention wines.
Though it could just be telling porkies.
But, if reports are to be believed, it’s a follow-up to Naughty Piglets in Brixton nestled into the renovated St. James Theatre (now called The Other Palace) – a gig husband and wife team, Joe and Margaux Sharratt landed when owner Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber swung by (and was rightly blown away by) their first place. Which, for better or for worse, has saved us all a BBC series where he searches for the next stars to take over his restaurant.
Together they’ll be collating the same high quality natural and low-intervention wines, and Sharratt’s menu (seasonal small plates in a modern European vein) will be put into action by head chef Joe Knowlden, formerly of The Clove Club. There’s a wider range than the original set-up, with dishes like XO linguine topped by a salt-cured egg yolk, and leg of lamb with turnips tops and anchovy emulsion.
The interior is breezy and simple, with long communal tables and counter seating surrounding the open kitchen – reached by a sweeping marble staircase from the ground floor. You might even spot a few luvvies hanging out at the original theatre bar.
And even if you don’t… you can always let a porkie slip.
NOTE: The Other Naughty Piglet is open Monday-Saturday.
The Other Naughty Piglet | 12 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA
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