Little Tommy Tucker
Sings for his supper.
What shall we give him?
White bread and butter.
Or, if you’re at the Tommy Tucker in Fulham, we shall give him coal-roasted aubergine decorated with pistachios, tahini, and some cooling coconut tzatziki. And a cocktail.
Tommy Tucker started life as a character from a Georgian-era folk song (and the origin of the phrase ‘to sing for your supper’), then became a member of the Cockney rhyming slang family (meaning ‘supper’), and finally ended up as a nicely polished Fulham gastro, tying the saga up with a particularly fitting bow.
You’ll find it a few yards down the road from the tube station. It’s dressed in a rich navy on the outside, opening up into a nice, light interior loaded with distressed wood floorboards & furnishings that surround a studded zinc bar. Dangling above that bar is a large vintage sign reminding us that this is indeed a pub: “Esso Lubrication Service”. But first, let’s talk about the tucker they’re serving to go with it.
The menu features a wealth of gastro goodness, including small bites like avocado tempura with a peanut & cashew sauce, or some harissa chicken wings with a rich lemon charcoal aioli. The larger stuff includes the aforementioned smokey aubergine as well as some seared duck breast with kale & sour cherry; balsamic pork ribs with pale & fennel slaw; and some Lebanese spiced fish shaksuka with wild rice. And if you’re just in the market for a burger? They’ve got a masterpiece made with HG Walter aged beef, or a Moving Mountains plant-based number.
Now back to the lubrications. They’ve got all the pub usuals (as well as a cask beer, too) and a few cocktails to boot. It’s not groundbreaking stuff, but you can’t really go wrong with an espresso martini or an Aperol Spritz. And they DO have a frozen Sevilla cocktail on offer, with you don’t find everyday. It’ll help you get your head around poor Tommy Tucker’s paradoxical matrimonial arrangements…
How will he be married
Without a wife?
NOTE: The Tommy Tucker is open now. You can find out more and make a booking at their website right HERE.
The Tommy Tucker | 22 Waterford Road, Fulham, SW6 2DR
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