Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs 333

70 Charlotte Street , London, W1T 4QG

Kitchen table at bubbeldogs dining room photo

SquareMeal Review of Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs

SquareMeal London Hot 100 2018Backed by the Sethi family (of Gymkhana and Trishna fame), Kitchen Table is a labour of love for husband-and-wife team James Knappett (chef) and Sandia Chang (sommelier). A semi-secret space located to the rear of Bubbledogs, the 20-seat, kitchen-hugging counter sees James and his team cook (and serve) a different 12-course menu each night based on what’s best that day. Nibbles of chicken skin, bacon jam and rosemary mascarpone are the only constant, while each course is described only by a single word. There’s a lot of trust involved, but the mysteries of ‘scallop’, ‘potato’, ‘mackerel’, ‘mullet’, ‘Ticklemore’, ‘blueberry’ and so on continue to deliver in spades for effusive readers. Service from the chefs and smarty attired staff is supremely slick and warm, but don’t come here expecting an intimate experience – you’re as likely to end up chatting with new friends as your own guests. Tilted towards small independent growers, Sandia’s 100-bin wine list matches the bubbly stuff out front.

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Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Tanya D. gold reviewer 29 March 2015

For those of us that are a slave to our taste-buds, you will love this place! This is one of those dining experiences where you can feel your tongue get excited with each dish that is presented. 14 courses in all if you go for the truffle options! (which I wouldn't in future...but I will come to that later) The dishes are simple and simply presented but almost all of them are a flavour sensation; even the ones I was dubious about (liquorice). There is no menu, just a list of flavours that you will have for the evening and apart from 3 dishes (the extra truffle being one of them) there was nothing I did not absolutely love. Our friends went a few weeks prior and also did not enjoy the truffle dish and had warned us not to order it, we just ordered 1 to share and we were glad we did. There is a £15 supplement and it was not that amazing to be worth the extra expense. The concept is similar to the Loft Project: limited diners, 10 at each of the 2 evening seatings, that sit around a counter and have lovely food presented to them and each dish is explained by the chef. The menu changes regularly so you can go back and have a totally different experience. The wines by the glass were excellent and the servers were lovely, making the entire 4 hours spent there a wonderful experience. Will definitely be going back.