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The name might sound like a science-fiction movie, but Anthony Demetre’s autumnal pop-up at Tower 42 doesn’t rely on space-age trickery to wow the crowds. Drawing on ideas from his West End hits such as Arbutus, AD12 atT42 promises a mix of stunning views and subtle but brilliantly executed modern European food. Expect a reprise of the sweetly spiced squid and mackerel burger (pictured), as well as salsify baked in salted butter with trompette mushrooms, grilled sourdough, coffee and cardamom or a rabbit two-parter involving meticulously prepped saddle and a wholesome cottage pie. Slick, on-the-ball staff do the business, while the safe, sombre decor has barely changed since previous tenant Gary Rhodes packed his bags. AD12 runs until 20 December, but with Jason Atherton waiting to take over in the spring, Tower 42 is clearly trying to reassert itself as a contender in the gastro-skyscraper stakes.

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  1. Published : Sunday, 8 December 2013

    SamTheFoodFan :: AD12 at T42

    AD12 at T42 is located on the 24th floor of Tower42 one of the largest buildings in the City of London. The restaurant formerly had Gary Rhodes' name above the door and I have very fond memories of his restaurant as TBH's dad was a huge fan and we took him there just before he sadly passed away. It was a fantastic family dinner that gives me a warm feeling inside when I think of it. So Gary has now moved on and will be replaced in the Spring with a restaurant by Jason Atherton. In the mean time though the space is hosting a 12 week (October 1st - December 20th) pop-up by chef Anthony Demetre - chef/patron of Arbutus, Wild Honey and Les Deux Salons. Arbutus has long been on my list of restaurants to try, so I was really looking forward to trying his cooking at AD12...
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