Hally’s London – Enjoy a Californian Beach Vibe in Fulham

Hally’s London – Enjoy a Californian Beach Vibe in Fulham


There’s a big trend in London towards healthy eating inspired by California in particular. I’m yet to visit the golden state but it’s high on my wish list so I was excited to check out Hally’s London. It brings a decidedly West Coast beach vibe to Fulham and is located a few minutes from Parsons Green.

The owners of Hally”s, Anna Halliday and husband Philip Beatty, were so inspired by the fresh ingredients and flavours of California that Anna left her job in advertising and they set up this eatery. They also have a sister café opposite, Little H.

hallys-londonThey’re more of a café than a restaurant, so usually open during the day but every Friday they hold a supper club. It’s somewhat different from other supper clubs that we’ve been to, in that you don’t share a communal table and you get to choose from the menu rather than all eating the same thing. Oh, and you can arrive at any time you like so full points for flexibility.

As we arrived, they were lighting the candles, giving an intimate ambiance. I love the clean cut decor with the white wood panelled walls, comfy cushions and pastel chairs.

hallys-parsons-green-fulham-reviewNow, although Hally’s is a proponent of clean living, they’re not pedantic about it and they actually serve cocktails containing…whisper it… alcohol. Obviously I had to have one of those, a delicious blend of lavender and prosecco, decorated with an edible pansy.

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Whilst Paul was more restrained with a carrot and ginger smoothie. Our friend Sylvia who lives locally often pops in for one. They also serve craft beer, and Monmouth organic coffee.

hallys-parsons-green-fulham-drinkWe ordered some tasty peppadews stuffed with feta to share. These were very moreish, with the sweetness of the peppers offsetting the feta cheese nicely…

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…and a real revelation, crispy avocado fries with wasabi & lime mayonnaise. Whilst i have my doubts that this is the epitome of healthy cuisine, avocado is definitely a good fat, and boy were these good! Crispy on the outside yet soft and unctuous on the inside, I urge you to visit and try them.

hallys-parsons-green-avocado-friesFor my main course I enjoyed pan fried chicken breast with morels, asparagus and wild garlic velouté. It was a tasty dish but could have done with a little more seasoning. You can tell that the ingredients are of the highest quality, with many being organic.

hallys-parsons-green-chickenPaul tucked into oven roasted pork belly with braised pork fillet, charred broccoli, pak choi and apple cider purée. Again, it was missing a little seasoning, and we’re not ones to normally add salt to our food. I should add that the price of the starters, mains and desserts is very reasonable.

hallys-parsons-green-supperclubThe side of kale with smoked almonds worked really well with both dishes.

hallys-fulham-reviewFor dessert, I tried Hally’s homemade sorbets: a delicious combination of green apple, raspberry and lemon.

hallys-parsons-green-dessertWe both loved Paul’s orange and almond cake with vanilla whipped cream. I’d happily return for one of these, or for their weekend brunch which sounds like fun.

hallys-parsons-green-cakeIf you like relaxed, healthy eateries then this place will be right up your street. It’s a great place to meet friends, and very dog friendly. Arthur the Irish Terrier, Anna and Philip’s dog, is a regular!

We were invited to review Hally’s by citizenMag, the urban magazine of citizenM hotels, uncovering the best bits of London, Amsterdam, Glasgow, New York, Paris and Rotterdam.

Hally’s London, 60 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LS

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  • Looks like fun! I’m Californian, so I will have to head over and see how it compares to the restaurants back home. I hope you get a chance to visit my state someday!

    • Oh I’m sure you’ll love it, Julie! And I’ll be in touch to ask you for tips if I get a Californian trip organised. My husband really enjoyed visiting there and we’re both keen to go

  • It really does have such a cute and beachy Californian vibe! The stuffed peppers look, so yummy

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

    • It’s probably the closest we’ll get to California in London, now we just need some sunshine 😉

  • Oooh crispy avocado fries sound really interesting!

  • Oh I love that drink with the flower! I hope you guys get some Cali weather to go with the vibe!;-) Beautiful spot!!!

    • It’s not too bad here weather-wise, though not up to Californian temperatures 😉

  • Fulham has so many more exciting restaurants than it did 7 years ago when I lived there. California is all about healthy living and there is so much to see and do – I had two weeks there in 2014 but it wasn’t enough. The lavender prosecco cocktail looks right up my street as do the peppadews stuffed with pepper!

    • I agree, Fulham seems to be a lot more happening these days. The lavender cocktail was fantastic!

  • I live on Monmouth coffee, so this sounds RIGHT up my street! I have lots of family in California and haven’t been back in ages, so this might have to do until I get back over there!

    Erin xx
    islandbell.co.uk

    • Well if you don’t look outside you might just fool yourself that you are in California, worth a try!

  • I love the concept and I would consider eating there. I am bookmarking this post for future reference! Have a great week Suze!

    • It’s quite easy to get to and definitely a good weekend option. It’s a Bank Holiday here, so enjoying some time off

  • I love your dress Suze! The colour really suits you 🙂

    Ash | Liakada

  • This place gives me the biggest sense of deja vu and I just spent the last 15 minutes stalking their website trying to figure out why! XD

  • Ellie Adams

    Oh I’ve heard so much about Hally’s, I really need to get down there and check it out. The orange and almond cake sounds incredible!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

  • Oh Hally’s looks so good! The food looks delicious! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Coco Cami

    Lovely post, thanks for sharing. Crispy avocado fries sound like a revelation, what a great place to dine! 🙂

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ooh this looks right up my street! Next time I’m visiting my friends in Fulham I’m definitely will be checking it out!

  • California is also high on my travel wish list, so this sounds like a fabulous place to get a preliminary taste of the state! I really like the decor, particularly the white wood panelled walls. Great review 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • On a day like today, we could do with a bit of California sunshine!

      • I couldn’t agree with you more – fingers crossed the sun returns very soon!

  • OMG those avocado fries look like something I need to try! xx

  • You can’t have Cali-inspired eats without a little bit of avocado. Love the addition of the avocado fries, everything looks tasty!

    Eden | Mint Notion

    • I love the way they’ve adapted the healthy eating to British (less than healthy) tastes!

  • This is beautiful. Would love to try this place someday.

  • Mmmm those avocado fries look delish! Need to check this place out 🙂

  • This place definitely has California vibes, I love how it is decorated. Crispy avocado fries don’t really sound healthy but I am sure it tastes so good!

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Lucy

    Fulham has some wonderful shops and restaurants. The chicken looks delicious and I love the interior Lucy x

  • Alfredo Ciano

    Excellent Post !!!