Arriving at the restaurant, I was greeted outside by my good friend Coco. I’m not sure why I’ve always called her that, but hey ho I like nicknaming people. Stepping through the door, one is greeted by an open fire with different cuts of meat hanging down. Heat and meat - what more does anyone need to get them salivating?
Here is a photo of the menu as I struggled to find one online so I thought it would aid my fellow foodies who want to pay this place a visit. From this, we ordered up and waited for the games to begin.
Action F**king Bronson certainly has popularised natural wine and it seems to be popping up everywhere in the UK. This Baglio Bianco is an orange wine originating from Sicily. It was playful, yet still approachable and on the tongue one could taste a fruity flavour, I’d go towards apple.
Text and photographs by The Undercover Food Critic, 18th January, 2018. More Information: @the_undercover_food_critic
Nuala LDN. Having seen an article this summer in the Irishtimes featuring Niall Davidson chopping up a huge piece of meat, I was excited to see what he had to offer. So, here we go!
To start, we had the beefsteak tartare with stout sauce. Urban dictionary defines 'sauce' as someone who has a style, confidence and attraction about them. On one hand, this is me… On the other, this depicts the dish pictured here. Style, steak tartare has a swagger about it and washed down with a bit of wine, it’s a classy dish. Confidence, to turn a classic and put a stout sauce certainly screams just that. Attraction, well it’s in the picture - this dish was presented beautifully and certainly drew my attention. SAUCY it was.
For main, we shared the suckling pig. Yes, this is the pig that was posted in the earlier photo and no, that does not put me off eating it. We also had dauphinoise potatoes, which were outstandingly creamy and rich, just how I like them! That was it, shortly after I passed out and remember nowt of my tube and train journey back to Bath.
This place is COOL, TRENDY and HIPSTER…I guess I’m not surprised since it’s in Shoreditch.
Would I go back? Hmmm I’m not sure I would for the moment. But, I’d definitely recommend everyone visit.
Price £120 for 2 courses and a bottle of wine, which was a bit steeper than I thought it was going to be. Though, for LDN pretty normal.