SquareMeal Review of
Tom's Kitchen St Katharine Docks
Set on the newly developed Commodity Quay with views across east London’s only marina, this branch of Tom’s Kitchen broadly follows the blueprint of its siblings around the capital. Warm timbers, a marble bar, leather banquettes and tiled walls festooned with portraits of Tom Aikens’ trusted suppliers set the tone, while the glass facade opens out onto a floating pontoon (due to open Spring 2015). The menu takes its cue from sustainably sourced British seasonal produce, although it’s broad-minded enough to include a few items from elsewhere: expect the likes of spicy crab cakes, haddock with a sweetcorn fritter, parsley and girolles, spatchcock baby chicken, truffled macaroni cheese or seven-hour confit lamb ahead of baked Alaska, jazzed-up profiteroles and flourless chocolate cake. The adjacent deli deals in sandwiches, soups, salads, jam-filled doughnuts and suchlike.
Photography credits: Claire Menary and David Griffen