SquareMeal Review of
Roger Hickman's Restaurant
“Intimate and beautiful, with very chic decor”, Roger Hickman’s immensely likeable restaurant is a treat to visit with its comfortingly familiar interiors, civilised demeanour and understated elegance. “The food is fabulous too”, notes a fan. Sharply defined seasonal flavours are the key to Hickman’s cooking, as in poached sea trout with broad beans, feta, passion fruit and squid ink or loin of rabbit with confit leg, bacon, pea purée and potato. Thoughtfully sourced and sympathetically handled ingredients also stand out when it comes to mains such as roast monkfish with carrot, coriander yoghurt, baby gem and dukka crumb or braised pork cheek and belly accompanied by red onion, turnip, chickpea and chorizo stew. Hickman likes to give classic desserts a contemporary spin – think lemongrass pannacotta with apple and almonds or cheeky combo of carrot cake with walnut whip and ginger ice cream. Service is always courteous and affable, set menus are excellent value and the wine list comprises a fine collection of carefully chosen bottles from across the globe.