Our Chef Director

Paul Merrett is chef director at Jolly Fine and splits his time between The Fox & Grapes in Wimbledon Village, The Malt House in Fulham, and The Victoria in East Sheen. He has a deserved reputation for Modern British food with an Asian twist. In his fine-dining days Paul’s cooking was twice awarded a Michelin star before he found his culinary home in London’s gastropub scene. Alongside Greg Bellamy he launched The Farm in Fulham before they bought The Victoria in East Sheen in 2008. Hard work and dedication saw The Victoria named London gastropub of the year 2013. Paul trains and develops all chefs in the group. He’s also a successful author of three cookbooks and often appears on TV.

Paul Merret working in the kitchen preparing food

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THE MALT HOUSE

Fulham

In a cobbled square just five minutes walk from Fulham Broadway tube, the Malt House serves some of Fulham’s best food in its stylish bar, dining room and secret garden.
The menus combine spice-based and Mediterranean dishes, from superfood salads to the best dirty burger and pulled pork this side of Shoreditch. The Malt House mood blends chilled and relaxed during the day with vibrant and energetic by night, making it an excellent place with a crowd or dinner for two. With great access to Central London and the South West, our six, sumptuous hotel rooms provide the perfect base for a Capital stopover.
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THE VICTORIA

East Sheen

The Victoria is a great gastropub with rooms in Sheen, South West London. Proudly independent since 1888, The Victoria serves locals and passers-by all day.
From breakfast after the school run to must-book brunch at weekends, from the best à la carte dinner around to epic Sunday roasts. You’ll find well-loved modern British favourites at this stylish gastronomic bolthole. But expect innovation too and a carefully-considered wine list, full of character, alongside craft lagers and cask ales. An airy conservatory dining room leads out to a leafy, walled garden. Seven hip hotel rooms carry the pub’s decadent styling to the converted stables out back.
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