Sharon Reid


Shepherd’s of Westminster, the quintessentially British restaurant beloved of the political class – think cabinet ministers, lobbyists and journalists, have made a sensational come back! Shepherd’s closed unexpectedly in March 2013 after 20 years, however after one years’ hiatus; Shepherd’s have re-opened with a revamped team, décor and menu.

Head chef Paul Croasdale (Berners Tavern) has not forgone tradition and has ensured that the a la carte menu comprises of fresh, British fare: Roast Scottish Scallops, Welsh Shoulder of Lamb, and not forgetting Shepherd’s Pie – the signature dish. Vegetarians have not been completely neglected and have the choice of: English Beetroot Salad, Pearl Barley with Wild British Mushrooms or Chargrilled Artichokes.Shoulder of Welsh Lamb - Shepherd's

The bar, overseen by Goran (The Ivy and Brasserie Zedel) has somewhat of an homely charm and boasts a full comprehensive wine and cocktail list, along with a bar menu full of tasty options such as: Colchester Spiced Toastie, Venison Tartare with Garlic Toast.Bar - Shepherd's of Westminster

Political lobbyist Lionel Zetter, is the man responsible for Shepherd’s re-opening and cites his reason for doing so:

“I want to resurrect Shepherd’s and take it back to its best: superb food, great service, an elegant ambience and a discreet environment.”

With the general election pending, the timing was impeccable to bring Shepherd’s back!

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