Fred Young of Kew is the type of place that seems to have been around for ages - we've driven past countless times but just not bothered to stop and go try it out. Next year, this area will suddenly become a culinary hotspot with the arrival of St Katherines and I dare say, the pressure will be on existing businesses to survive which is why we've decided to check out the scene.
Fred Young is a fairly large space that hasn't dated very well - it looks all a bit too 1990's shopping center. The menu, well, you can call it old school.
We're here for a quick lunch and opt for the standards:
Club Sandwich with Fries
It is a generous serve and it is made fresh to order. It's quite good for what it is.
Steak Sandwich with onion rings
Once again, it is cooked to order - the steak is tender, the onion rings are good, nice and crisp.
Coffee however is you'd expect it to be - thankfully the coffee hasn't been burnt but the blend used is not very good - it's also served way too hot.
Fred Young of Kew
204 High Street
Phone: 9853 8306
Monday to Sunday : 8am to 5pm