Megan’s; a twinkling fairy light filled courtyard restaurant in Fulham

One of London’s hidden little treasures, Megan’s is a loveable café and deli in Fulham well known for their delicious salads, and a popular spot for weekend brunch. Having enjoyed many lazy Summer brunches in their lush green courtyard garden, I went to check out what Megan’s is like at night and fell immediately under its spell.

From the outside, Megan’s looks more like a café but don’t be misleaded. Make sure to book a table in the courtyard (even in winter) and you’ll find yourself transported to a romantic garden filled with lush foliage, flowers and candles, and lit up by hundreds of twinkling fairy lights, creating a magical atmosphere.

It’s the perfect date-night setting, or secret hideaway spot for a birthday dinner or special occasion.

When we arrived, the room was filled with the relaxed chatter and laughter of groups of friends, couples and first dates, all enjoying the Mediterranean style grill menu at their gingham covered tables and sat on comfortable benches covered with pillows.

Our prosecco arrived and our waitress talked us through their new menu and her recommendations.

There was a wide range of starters, sharing plates and nibbles to choose from and we decided to share a selection including a charcuterie board, giant green olives (the good kind you only find on holiday), quails eggs, little croquettes, and taramasalata with flatbreads and pickled pepperoncini. My favourite was definitely the taramasalata with flatbreads, although be warned – the pepperoncini really pack a punch!

For mains I went for the grilled tiger prawns and Jonathan had the Bavette steak. Thankfully all mains come with a generous portion of hand cut fries and a salad – so there’s no risk of your chips getting pinched!

The grilled tiger prawns came on a wooden board with a sort of homemade tartar sauce, hand cut fries and a salad. The prawns were huge and meaty and covered in lemony garlicy yumminess with that distinct barbequed charcoal-like smoky flavour.

The bavette steak came thickly sliced and perfectly dark pink and juicy, with a béarnaise dipping sauce, hand cut fries and a salad, all presented on a wooden board.

Hands down one of the most romantic restaurants I’ve been to in London and very reasonably priced too, this has become a firm favourite – not just for weekend brunch, but for a romantic dinner any night of the week.

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