Parsons Green has a rather unfair reputation for being the exclusive turf of those that fit the British stereotype of the Sloane Ranger – in short, upper-crust types in quilted vests (winter), rugby jerseys and expensive sunglasses (summer). Not at all, dahling. Restaurants in Parsons Green are packed with couples and families out enjoying this bucolic London village, whether or not they own a £2.5 million townhouse in the area. If you’re a dog owner, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Parsons Green restaurants are usually happy to put out a bowl of water for your beloved mutt, or even let her inside. That’s another distinguishing feature of Parsons Green – it’s one of London’s most dog-friendly pockets. Woof woof!
You don’t need a trained bloodhound to find the best restaurants in Parsons Green. It’s a small area at any rate, lying either side of the trainline, with Parsons Green station at its centre, where many Parsons Green restaurants have set up shop. Two delightful green spaces break up the rows of rather lovely Georgian and Victorian terraces, which will set you back a fair bit should you happen to be in the market. These parks are Parsons Green itself and the larger Eels Common. On a warm summer’s day, use the Quandoo app on your smartphone to find a Parsons Green restaurant that does takeaway, and head to the turf with bento or baguette, plus an exceedingly good coffee, firmly in hand.