SquareMeal Review of
It's still young, but this "unassuming" yet highly original restaurant is already a destination for itinerant foodies and locals who can't believe their luck. Algerian chef Rabah Ourrad honed his skills with Pierre Gagnaire and Brett Graham, but Wormwood is entirely his own creation. The menu lists around 15 small, eclectic dishes that will rock you with their creative flair and pure deliciousness – how about lobster couscous with Manzanilla-soaked prunes, roast almonds, confit lemon and a citrusy bisque, rabbit croquetas with confit lime mayo and carrot reduction or pickled and puréed cauliflower with beetroot sauce, coconut and truffle? A fan raves that "the flavour and subtle mix of ingredients works a magic" – so take your time, properly savour each mouthful and enjoy the confident, laid-back service. The weekend lunch menu is a decent introduction, but nothing really beats the thrill of the "complete package" at night.