The One Tun is a nondescript, busy pub I'd never think to eat in but I'm so glad I did.
One Tun, Fitzrovia Review
The One Tun is a Young’s pub on a busy stretch of Goodge Street that’s always busy with the central London work crowd at lunch and after hours but it also happens to serve some great food!
I was freelancing on Tottenham Court Road and join some of the team for a Friday lunch out at one of their favourite spots – The One Tun. I can’t say I was excited about the prospect of average food in a slightly run down, dark pub on a hot day but I left wanting to do it all over again.
Admittedly the only reason I was brought here was for the burgers, I don’t think the guys have tried anything else on the menu and after having one I’m not sure why anyone would… The menu includes pub classics – Fish & Chips (£10.50), Steak & Stout Pie (£11.50), Sausage & Mash (£9) etc. but the Proper Burgers section of the menu is where you need to hone in – all served in a brioche bun with lettuce, mayo, ketchup and skinny fries.
The guys all went for The One Tun – an 8oz patty, red onion, gherkin, burger relish for £9.25 but I ordered the Fried Chicken burger – Southern style buttermilk chicken breast, red cabbage slaw, hand cut chips (£9.95) and I couldn’t have been happier with my choice. The chicken poked out of both ends of the bun invitingly and was a perfect mix of crispy coating and juicy, tender chicken. The fries were standard and the pot of slaw was so small I also missed it, but I couldn’t have cared less.
This is a strange one. Having eaten in many chain pubs over the years I’ve rarely been impressed by the food but The One Tun seems to be an exception. The pub itself isn’t particularly nice but the service was friendly and the burger I had was the best I’ve had in a long time. There is outside seating here but you probably need to be here for opening to get a table. They do show football etc. so it’s a great option if you need a central location for the match or if just fancy a delicious, delicious burger.
58-60 Goodge Street,
London W1T 4ND