SquareMeal Review of
Tom's Kitchen The Strand
Building on the success of his eponymous Chelsea restaurant, Tom Aikens also helms two branches of the brasserie-style Tom’s Kitchen. Here at historic Somerset House, the menu gives native seasonal
produce a productive spin, whether it’s meaty chunks of ham hock with poached egg, frisée and grain-mustard dressing, an autumnal assemblage of baked cod with sage, butternut squash purée and
pine nuts, or richly intense casseroled venison with cranberries. Signature truffle chips with Parmesan ramp up the comfort factor, while desserts such as treacle tart aim for sweet-toothed
satisfaction. All is bustling when weekend brunch comes around (booking recommended), although the high-ceilinged, minimalist dining rooms can feel somewhat sterile when it’s quiet. Tom’s Deli next
door offers something more informal, while Tom’s Terrace is a pleasant alfresco choice for the summer months.
London Restaurant Festival 2017 - 3 courses, a glass of prosecco & tea or coffee £25 per person