Get your best dungarees on and head down to Barnyard, the London restaurant where simple rusticana is on the menu
BY DEE IVA
If you’re looking for simple homestyle cooking served up in cutting-edge surroundings then Barnyard, in central London, is right up your street.
The brainchild of Ollie Dabbous and Oskar Kinberg, the restaurant's urban-rustic setting was inspired by faded agricultural buildings. Reclaimed wood and sheets of corrugated iron line the walls along with peeling patterned wallpaper to create a lo-fi, rough and ready ambience. Bare bulbs, salvaged industrial light fittings and a mix of metal and timber chairs and benches complete the textured look, masterfully pulled together by interior design team Brinkworth.
Unlike upscale, booked-out brother Dabbous, Barnyard is casual, affordable and has a no-bookings policy. Simple flowers in metal urns soften the space and humorous touches include a menu divided into choices such as Pig, Cow, Lamb, Chicken and Egg, and drinks delivered in old-fashioned milk bottles. We reckon the only thing missing is somewhere to park your tractor…
barnyard-london.com; 18 Charlotte Street, W1