Seven Dials gives classic British pub fare a Miami makeover

Photo by Alfredo Anez

The who: British chef Andrew Gilbert (Michy’s, Sra. Martinez, The Local Craft Food & Drink) and wife Katie Sullivan (of Edible South Florida) have opened this eclectic spot, featuring Anglo-inspired eats.

The space: Gilbert’s London background is evident throughout with UK-sourced wallpaper of raccoons to the handsome bar that begs to have a pint enjoyed at its colorful stools. Wooden tables were made by the chef himself, and chalkboard menus tout daily specials.

The dishes: Classic pub food with modern twists. Local purveyors dot the menu, including bread from Zak the Baker, beers from Wynwood Brewing Co. and cured meat from Proper Sausages. Prices are reasonable, with small plates going for $6-$12 and larger plates $15-$24.

Starters include tandoori wings with spicy cucumber; fried olives with yogurt and chile oil; and tomato soup with grilled cheese. Roasted eggplant comes with pomegranate molasses and miso aioli while the house burger is topped with marmite mayo and pickled green tomato. 

There’s also solid British fish ‘n’ chips, with a side of minced sweet “mushy peas.” Intrepid diners can try roasted bone marrow with sesame toast or duck jerky along with other homemade charcuterie.

The Bottom Line: A Miami-influenced take on the modern-traditional British pub.