The current London celeb hotspot is the work of chef Nuno Mendes formerly Viajante and offers a menu to appeal to oligarchs and trophy girlfriends alike.
After walking past Noel Gallagher, we’re offered a selection of snacks which cover the famous crab donuts (which sounded better than they tasted - all a bit bland) bacon cornbread (could have done with a meatier bite) and fried chicken (a step above your average and the pick of the bunch)
Starters followed and looked a better quality of cooking across the boards. I had an excellent Caeser salad that I could only really fault on a personal preference for a couple more anchovies. Some cured prawns were juicy and elegant and generally to a high standard.
For mains my steak tartar was slightly awash with additions to the point where the excellent quality meat was rather overwhelmed by an approximation 100 island dressing which is never ideal and my friend’s smoked Iberico pork tasted a little too close to liquid smoke, but clearly was good quality product.
So overall a mixed bag and a little bit of style over substance (the fit out is to a very high standard and the garden is lovely) Drop by, have some fun, but don’t expect mind blowing food.