SquareMeal Review of
The Garrick Restaurant
Barring some decent ethnic eateries, Hendon isn’t renowned for its dining scene. It does, however, have one restaurant that should show up on foodie radars. The Garrick is stashed inside a smart
hotel, & while the dining room might look classical (soft lighting, starched linen, polished cutlery), there are some contemporary minds in the kitchen. A terrine of ham hock might be teamed
with pineapple salsa & pickled quails’ eggs, while roast loin & slow-cooked belly of pork get a pick-me-up from carrot & star anise purée. Sides are equally inspired – think caramelised
cauliflower – & puds don’t lose momentum, as witnessed in a smooth peanut brûlée with dark chocolate sorbet. Market menus (£24.50/30 for two/three courses) take advantage of seasonal produce.
The wine list too is a well-thought-through affair.