Wednesday, August 19, 2015
For the Slightly Adventurous Minds
The restaurant - an offshoot of Fergus Henderson's Michelin-starred St John - is right across the street from the hip and trendy Spitalfields Market. The bright and minimally-decorated dining room was already filled with people eating and drinking when we arrived in the early evening and staff inside the open kitchen at the far end was in full action cooking and plating.
The black cuttlefish and tomato was another unusual combination but overall it was okay - just not as mind-blowing as I would expect. I guess the one dish I absolutely disliked for the evening was the pea in the pod, which was literally all that is. It's a bit raw to me and I wasn't a big fan of that bitter, grassy taste from the raw peas.
When? June 25 2015
Where? St John Bread and Wine, 94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
Menu Highlights? Quail and Bramley Jelly, Jellied Ham and Frisee
Drink? Domaine La Prade Mari Viognier Pays d'Oc Blanc 2013