The low-lit, low-key ambience might be more rive gauche than haute cuisine, but the upcycled furniture, stripped floors and chirpy staff belie the ambition behind the pass at this quietly brilliant little bistro above the Amuse Bouche Champagne bar.. The kitchen has plenty of fun with flavour and texture on its weekly menu, pairing squid and seared tuna with confit lemon, hemp seeds and herbaceous lovage foam or introducing vanilla notes into a pretty plate of smoked eel, dressed with grated horseradish and wispy fennel tops. Desserts also turn heads – perhaps blackberry and fig, with quark soft cheese, porridge tart and lavender flowers. The fact that it manages to pull off these dishes is testament to serious talent and lightness of touch, as well as inventiveness. If that sounds sufficiently colourful and brilliant, we recommend considering the excellent-value tasting menu, with its on-point wine pairings.
020 7371 8517
020 7371 8517
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There's lots to love about this place. The food is seasonal and British which means the menu changes and is sustainably sourced. It is presented fantastically - an incredibly skilled work of art. The food is really interesting and quirky - delicious ingredients cooked in novel ways, but not just for the sake of it - it all works really well together and adds to the unique experience. The waiters really understand the menu which adds to this - they are friendly and attentive. The restaurant has recently been refurbished and feels modern, clean and fun. It is a top fine dining experience, so is not the cheapest place on the street but you 100% get what you pay for and is genuinely value for money. This is a hidden gem above the champagne bar (which is also great) - go and try it out and tell your friends!
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