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|Address:||19 Greenwich South Street, London SE10 8NW|
|Tel:||020 8265 5060|
|Price: £40.00||Wine: £16.30||Champagne: £39.25|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sat-Sun -3pm) Tues-Sat 6.30-11pm|
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A friend of mine says that Inside provides the best food in the Greenwich and Blackheath area, and as we chat al ot about food and eating out; I value her opinion. The chef Guy Awford has a very good blog with some interesting thoughts and recipes which tempted me to pay a visit to Inside.
The front of house lady was very charming and gave me a ring to confirm my reservation which always instils confidence. The service was always excellent and the dining room sophisticated. In an era when restaurants are so often bare tabled and hard floored, the traditional white linen set with a modern table setting added something different. People have mentioned the dining room as lacking in atmosphere, but we found that it simmered warmly.
The real reason we visited, as one would expect, was for the eating. The set menu had some tantilising prospects. Taglietelle as a starter, Italian style, was dainty and decadent with the truffle oil and chanterelle mushrooms. Prawns skewers with seasame seeds were beautiful and served on a rectangular plate. They were made all the more interesting by the coriander stem and brought alive by a chilli and ginger dressing. Main course was a sweet potato gratin on a bed of beautifully cooked spinach and pastry. It was well cooked and tasty but I have one gripe; lentils. As someone who doesn't eat meat, I do cringe a little at the presence of lentils in a vegetarian main course, it strikes me as a little predictable. It was still enjoyable and I didnt need any encouragement to finish my plate like a good boy! My wife had pheasant which was flavoursome and the cabbage was given some punch by salty lardons.
Desserts were executed well. A warm white chocolate brownie with vanilla was enjoyed and plum and a apple crumble was delciously morish. A beautiful bottle of Barolo washed the meal down.
So, is it the best food in the area? I have already thanked my friend for the tip! A return visit is a definite and next I'd like to try Guy's recently openned eaterie, the Guildford Arms.