Indigo’s executive chef Dominic Teague has masterminded a quiet revolution at One Aldwych’s smart mezzanine restaurant, where the menu incorporates only the finest of seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from the British Isles. Oh, and it also happens to be entirely dairy and gluten free, a welcome win for diners with allergens.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that free of gluten and dairy means free of taste though, because while Indigo’s menu has an undeniably healthy appeal, it also features substantial dishes to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. The a la carte changes seasonally, but you might begin your meal with the likes of roast Orkney scallops spiced with cumin and coriander and served alongside Heritage carrot, or perhaps cured trout from Chalk Stream farm, given an added touch of indulgence thanks to a topping of Exmoor caviar.
For your main course, you can choose between the likes of traditional beer-battered fish accompanied by thick-cut chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce, or you can choose to go down roads less travelled with the vegetarian chickpea panisse. There are also a handful of dishes available from the grill - think Loch Duart salmon fillet or 28 day dry aged grass fed beef rib eye, all served with rapeseed bearnaise and a leaf and herb salad. To round things off, tuck into indulgent puddings such as a Baked Alaska or keep it light with a blackberry mousse and apple sorbet.
Meanwhile during weekends you can now enjoy a roast lunch on both Saturdays and Sundays, featuring a selection of top quality meats accompanied by crisp duck fat roasted potatoes, and fluffy Yorkshire puddings.
Friendly staff offer prompt service in the comfortable space overlooking the buzzy Lobby Bar below, while a good-value set menu (£22/£27 for two/three courses) is another plus.