This cosy suburban dining pub won Best Sunday Lunch in the annual Observer Food Monthly Awards 2012. Known for roast dinners (so popular that many people have never have had the chance to try them), we like the vegetarian offering of moreish nut loaf with spice and juicy onions, topped with a giant Yorkshire and honey-rich gravy. The pub is part of a small group which includes The Castle Hotel and Eagle Inn and is co-owned by Johnny Booth with Jamie and Goska Langrish who run the pub on a day-to-day basis. Previously home to the Nose and a number of other operations, The Parlour has the proper pub with food formula down pat. There is a high quality wine list including the kind of rich Malbecs and Riojas you want to enjoy with a slice of succulent sirloin, not to mention plenty of real ale and a warm, wood-lined, baby and dog-friendly place to hang out. Booking is available on Sundays for parties of six or more.