Friday, 12 July 2013

Foodie Friday #12: Kettner's, Soho, London

It was just a usual dull but busy day at work,  I got an email from Scott my boyfriend saying "hey, I got a treat for you tonight!" I scrolled down the email, he had made a booking a Kettner's in Soho! I have heard so much about this famous restaurant, and I have been wanting to try for ages!!

We arrived at 7pm, a little early for our 7.30pm booking, so we went to the bar for a drink first. The bar area had the usual various high & low table, but they have a couple of booths that you can book with friends!



I ordered their cocktail of the month "Green with Envy". Such a pretty green colour in a cute cocktail glass (made Scott jealous that he just ordered a normal beer), The basil leaf floating on top was such a clever idea, you picked up the cocktail, the aroma of basil hit your nose before you took a sip. the most refreshing drink in a hot day after work.



We were then led to our table. We walked through the first section towards the back of the restaurant, it opened up like a conservatory, with windows all around flooding in sunlight!

We ordered. We were so hungry that I completely forgot to take pictures of our starters , and we demolished them in minutes. We had smoked mackerel pate & duck pate with toasts. They were amazingly tasty.

For mains, Scott had the grilled pork chop with wild garlic mash, which was a huge portion.


I chose the pan fried hake with vegetables. I might had it as fish & chips without knowing it, but I could not remember having pan fried hake before. Hake was such a meaty white fish, and it was cooked perfectly!


The portion of green vegetables we ordered as a side, the greens were crunchy & buttery.

Our booking was with Bookatable, the deal was a 3-course meal for £20. So we were "obliged" to have desserts!

Scott chose the chocolate marquise, he thought it would be a chocolate tart but it turned out to be a slice of chocolate mousse/sponge combination. The chocolate was smooth, but as it was completely different o what he had in mind, he thought it was nice but not quite for his taste.


I had the pineapple carpaccio with elderflower sorbet. IT WAS LOVELY!! The pineapple were sliced so thinly & sweetly, the elderflower sorbet was so refreshing & light, the combination was heavenly.

If you come to Kettner's, please visit their loos, they are located upstairs. Not that the loos have anything special about them, but this gives you a change to check out their 1st & 2nd floors. Span across the two floors are individual rooms that you could hire for events. You would be so shock by how spacious the upstairs are, it feels like I am in someone's stately home!

Every Tuesday night they have live jazz music with £6 cocktails.


Apparently, their afternoon teas are amazing too!!!


Kettner's
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D 5HP
The deal on Booktable - a 3 course meal for £20