The Other Naughty Piglet | Victoria 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.
It’s the follow-up to Brixton’s Naughty Piglets, from husband and wife team, Joe and Margaux Sharratt. Nestled into the renovated St. James Theatre (now called The Other Palace), it’s a gig they landed after owner Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber swung by (and was rightly blown away by) their first place. Which, at the least, has saved us all a BBC series where he searches for the next stars to take over his restaurant.
Together they’re collating the same high quality natural and low-intervention wines, and Sharratt’s menu (seasonal small plates in a modern European vein) are put into action here 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 for lunch Tues-Sat (12-2.30pm) and dinner Mon-Sat (5.15-9.15pm). You can find out more, and book, on their website HERE.
The Other Naughty Piglet | 12 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA
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