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The Hero of Maida

55 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom, W9 2JD
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Opening Information

Our bar opens Monday to Saturday from 11:00am and from noon on Sunday.
Our kitchen opens for lunch Monday to Friday from noon to 3:00pm and for dinner from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.
Saturday the kitchen opens from noon with last orders for food at 10:30pm.
On Sunday we serve lunch from midday until 5:00pm.

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Hero of Maida

The Hero of Maida (formely known as The Truscott Arms, a much loved local), comprises a Victorian pub and garden offering cask ales, draft beers and cocktails alongside a comprehensive and daily changing bar menu.

The high ceilinged dining room on the first floor offers a more formal a la carte menu with a list featuring old and new world wines.

Henry Harris and Steve Collins' menu features provincial classic French dishes, British favourites and on Sundays will focus on The Sunday Roast including Roast Chicken, Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb, Roast Beef and endless Yorkshire Puddings.

Cuisine: French
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 23 May 2018

It feels like the wait staff is not yet trained to the calibre of the ambiance and the food. Expensive wine served in cheap glasses; cutlery misplaced on setting and plated food set in strange positions on the table, rather than in appropriate for the setting. The wait staff, at the moment, lets the experience down and takes away from the overall potential of the dining. I imagine, and am hopeful, that in time these details will be worked out and the wait staff will receive appropriate training on-par with the food. They were, however, kind and cheerful. Lovely onglet and chips. Good tarte tatin. We'll return, hoping for a better experience. Perhaps a bit on the expensive side for a Maida Vale eatery. (Lastly, I feel the tables are a tad too close together.)

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Bright and fresh place, with a lovely atmosphere. Staff is very helpful. Food is brilliant and very well priced.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

All the family really enjoyed our Sunday roast lunch. The meats, chicken, lamb an beef were faultless and even the shared veg, so often mush, was here delicious. We will all be back and I'm looking forward to an evening meal. I spotted brains on the menu....hoorah!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Nice meal. A description of the dishes would be helpful as it is not always clear what they are. No sauces provided with the steak which was surprising, I felt it needed some accompaniment. Disappointed there was no herbal tea available. Wedding cake was good.

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Was so excited about coming then The pasta served to my son was part boiling part cold so had obviously been microwaved. V disappointing

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Service a bit slow although the restaurant was busy

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Overall the meal was nice, my partner had the fish soup which I personally feel is too seasoned and over powered by anchovies which are salty anyway. The sea bass I had was cooked perfectly. The waiter forgot to order the new potatoes. As I was too hungry to sit and stare at my piece of fish whilst they the sides were being prepared I started my meal along with my partner. The waitress did apologise. Desert was nice, the apple tarte and creme caramel were perfect. I would go return to try out the roast dinner as the restaurant is modern and decorated tastefully.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Superb food, proper cooking, charming service. Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Fantastic service - staff were very attentive. The dining area itself is decorated well, however it is quite a loud area and guests were quite formal (Friday evening). We went on the soft launch and could not fault the food we ordered at all (rabbit and onglet), however the food is quite specialist and could be quite pricey if there are a few of you. We will definitely be coming back to try out the other menus and Sunday roast.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Fabulously refurbished gastro pub Great dining room Lovely outside space Highly recommend the rabbit main course - incredible taste and wonderful presentation

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

We went for lunch during the soft launch and had a great meal which was beautifully served and attentively presented. We wish this new reincarnation of the corner pub all the best and hope to go again soon

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