We had family visiting a couple weeks back, which was a good excuse to dine out more than usual. Here are a couple highlights:
Terroirs was conveniently close to Churchill’s War Rooms and Charing Cross tube. This was way better than expected for an area with lots of chains, some touristy drivel, and a few expensive account places close to Whitehall. The lunch special is meat of the day and a side plus a glass of wine for £12.5. My mom had roast chicken with pureed vegetables and mash as the special. I had a fantastic tartiflette main, very rich and paired with the bitter salad of my dreams. The starters were outstanding (fried jerusalem artichokes with leek and goat’s curd; sweet and sour pumpkin with currants and hazelnuts). They specialize in natural/organic wines.
Yatri near Euston/King’s X is a relatively new casual North/Northwest Indian restaurant that is more polished than the places I’ve been on nearby Drummond St. Lunch special is ten quid for a curry, rice or naan and hot drink. Portion sizes were pretty small with the special but the food was so rich I didn’t mind. Favorites were the “Railway chicken curry” with tamarind and a boiled egg, samosa chaat and biscuit chaat.