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Queen Vic Opening Soon on H St, NE – Sample Menu Sneak Peek

by Prince Of Petworth February 25, 2011 at 11:30 am 37 Comments

There’s been a lot of anticipation for the opening of the Queen Vic which will be opening soon at 1206 H St, NE.  Thanks to executive chef Adam Stein for sharing the sample menus (which, remember, may be tweaked a bit).  He also adds:

“In addition there will be about 4 daily specials, which is where the FUN stuff will be, things like beef heart, deviled kidneys, braised tongue, sweetbreads and a whole host of other items will reside.”

Stay tuned for an update when an opening date is announced.

Brunch ($7-12)

Skillet Bubble & Squeak… served with two poached eggs, sausage & black pepper cream gravy

Cornmeal Pancakes… with maple syrup, whipped butter & your choice of rashers or sausage

Steel Cut Oat Porridge… served with brown sugar, fruit compote, whipped butter & cream

Breakfast Sandwich… two fried eggs, rashers, cheddar, dressed greens, mustard & mayo on our house bread with chips

The Full Monty… two fried eggs, beans, rashers, sausage, tomato, mushroom & fried bread

Market Salad… local mixed greens & seasonal vegetables with our honey-herb vinaigrette

Bacon Salad… bitter greens with our house lardons, bacon vinaigrette & crackling garnish

Burger… a mix of local lamb & dry aged beef, three onion jam, mustard aioli & house chips

Fish & Chips… beer battered daily selection, house chips, mushy peas, grilled lemon & tartar sauce

Murgh Makhani (butter chicken)… tandoori style chicken, pureed cashews, tomato, ginger & garlic. Served with basmati

Sunday Roast (sample menu $17-21)

Roast Chicken… one half of a local, beer brined, chicken with duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding & chicken jus

Beef Rib Roast… Grayson County beef with duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding & gravy

Leg of Lamb… marinated in shallot & fresh mint with made to order mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding & crushed herb sauce

  • Sully

    I. Can’t. Wait.

  • Rick

    I hope it’s good.

  • I assume he knew what he was talking about when he

    Is this an “Eastenders” tv show themed pub?

    • Prince Of Petworth

      I don’t know if I’d say themed but it is named after the show.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastenders

      • Barry off Eastenders

        The Queen Vic is the name of the pub on Eastenders

  • Anonymous

    But will they show rugby?

  • Looking good. Definitely a fan of old timey English cuisine before it turned into boiled meat and potatoes. Hope they keep the menu focused and not offer buffalo chicken fingers and grilled chicken caesar f**king salads. Can I assume they’ll have some decent English bitters on tap?

    • Kirsten

      Yes, by God, yes! I hate it it when I go into a pub, be it English or Irish, and the menus is hamburgers, Buffalo wings, and nachos. If I wanted American bar food, I’d go to an American bar.

      My opinion: They shouldn’t even be on the menu, let alone comprise 90% of it.

  • CadeTyler

    If they add black pudding to the Full Monty I’ll eat there every day. Oh and I insist on hearing the famous Eastenders “Badum dum dum dum dum dum dum…” every time I come out of the toilet.

    • Kev29

      Yes, good black pudding please!

      I plan on making this place an absolute destination if the Sunday lunch is good. And the proprietor sounds like she knows exactly what a proper pub should look, feel and taste like.

  • dreas

    This looks almost exactly like Commonwealth’s menu before they dumbed it down, for lack of a better work.

    • dreas

      word, not work.

    • Kev29

      Yeah – it actually looks like a lot of upscale contemporary London pub menus. Such as Gordon Ramsey’s Warrington in Maida Vale…

      http://www.gordonramsay.com/thewarrington/menus/barmenu/

      Traditional with some (ugh) “gastro” items like marrow and headcheese.

  • Kent Brockman

    Cornish pasties!!! I’ve been hunting for them in this city for years. Drooling and moaning a la Homer Simpson.

  • Chef Adam

    We will have black pudding if I can convince my perveyers to supply the blood! Health codes and state lines… I’m working on it. As far “gastro” items, things like headcheese are ubiquitous in the UK. They appear in every market and butcher shop. There will be plenty of specials and menu changes. We’re here to please our customer base. Cheers!

    • andy

      If there will be blood, I will drink your milkshake.

      • CM

        best. response. ever.

    • Kev29

      Thanks Adam – this all looks fantastic. Good luck! And I even shuttered when using the word gastro – and only did so in reference to it being a traditional item now popular for restaurant goers again. Whatever it is, it’s delicious and I look forward to trying your menu.

  • chaz pug

    what??? no jolly vindalooooooo?? bummer!

  • Kirsten

    Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

    I can’t wait!

    PS How ’bout some treacle pudding too? (just a suggestion)

  • PG

    “Lisa, hello! How are you doing in England? Remember, an elevator is called a ‘lift,’ a mile is called a ‘kilometer,’ and botulism is called ‘steak and kidney pie.'”

    -Marj Simpson

  • ProfChris

    Jesus, no wonder we in 1776 and half the rest of the damn world wanted to get away from them. English food, like their weather and their teeth, is dicey.

  • Marcus Aurelius

    I guess “English pub” facsimiles can join designer cupcake, pizza, and burger joints on the list of “businesses that everybody and their step-cousin seems to be opening now.”

  • victoria

    You do all realize that traditional English pubs are very family friendly? Just warning! I see rugrats everywhere with their crisps and squash!

    Nothing on H St. so far has enticed me enough to exert the energy to travel all that way from my home turf of CH – but good steak and kidney pie would do it.

    • SF

      How soon is soon? We talking weeks or months here?

  • Kim

    I heard through the grapevine/read somewhere (I can’t remember where I got this idea now) that they will have a small market with British grocery items that are hard to find in the area. Is that the case?

  • Dr Pangloss

    Where’s the damned beer list!!!

    Okay. Sorry, out of my system.

  • Roneeka

    @Anonymous – of course we will be showing rugby
    @Monkeyrotica – We have space for 24 beers on tap – so will have British bitters
    @Kirsten – we ummed and aahed about having a burger, but ended up including it because Chef Adam makes such a good one and because we did have quite a few requests
    @Kirsten – we have added sticky toffee pudding on the set menu, but Chef Adam may create a treacle tart as a special once in a while
    @Victoria – Although steak and kidney pie is not on the set menu yet, it will definitely be coming up on Adam’s seasonal board menu. Fan us on facebook where we will be giving updates on specials
    @Chaz – you are too old to be playing on the world wide web
    @SF – 3 weeks hopefully. Inspections getting done next week, so fingers crossed
    @Kim – you heard right. We will have a tuck shop.
    @Dr Pangloss – It’s coming!
    Thanks for your support all and see you in a few weeks

    • anoN

      Will you be serving spotted dick?

    • Dr Pangloss

      re: Bitters:

      Real Ale?

  • Donna

    Gordon Ramsay owns the Warrington?! Blast from the past – that was my local in the 80’s. Great great great food. I had lunch there every day. I would love to relive those memories at the Queen Vic.

  • Rukasu

    Will they be installing windows?

    • wdc

      2nded. When do the ground-level windows go in?

  • Roneeka

    Window is in (it has be boarded up for security before we get the security gate)

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