Only open a couple of months now, 52 is a fresh face in West End, delivering some well needed variety to the dark-wood and football-on-telly pubs of this part of town.
My self and a few of my friends stumbled upon this pub by accident and never looked back. It's tiki/retro/beachy/kitsch aesthetic, pinup-girl prints, olde time movies give the place such a feeling of both comfort and also that you are somewhere special and is as perfect for an after work drink as it is a special birthday affair.
The cocktails are second to none, the table service- a real pleasant surprise, and the food... unexpectedly rewarding at a very reasonable price.
The set menu is small but contains some of my all time favorites such as rib and pulled pork nachos but the daily specials menu always provides a really wonderful array of dishes.
The balsamic dressing on the side salad was beautiful, lovely fresh ingredients. A great sized meal if indulging in 3 courses, but perhaps a touch too small if having only a main.
This is maybe the 4th time I have eaten here, and simply need to now share with the world West End's wonderful secret.
Worth having a look just to see the gorgeous design of the interior, worth staying for a cocktail, or 3.