Thursday, 28 August 2014

Kitchen Table

Spectacular fine dining

Tucked behind the ever popular champagne and hot dog bar Bubblesdogs, Kitchen Table by James Knappett offers one of the most spectacular fine dining experiences in London. With less than 20 bar seats surrounding a small kitchen with all the food cooked in front of you, more than 10 courses served using some of the finest ingredients.

I headed back for my second visit, and again the dishes were just as good as last time if not better. The chicken skin with bacon jam was rich in taste yet not overwhelming in flavour. The seasoning of the thin crispy skin was just perfect. The pig lardo on sourdough was just as good, the herbal rosemary really brought the creamy and savoury flavours to life. The sirloin beef with pea was also impressive, the sweet and crisp taste of the lightly seasoned pea matched the tender beef wonderfully. The dinner was rounded off with a fun and interesting blackcurrent marshmallow, it was a long but spectacular affair.

Kitchen Table again delivered some really special cooking, the food was creative, nothing too fancy but totally delivered in taste. Quality wise it sits comfortably with other 2 Michelin stars restaurants as far as London goes and I am wondering why it has been overlooked by the inspectors from last years guide. With such a unique setting with top notch cooking and quality service, Kitchen Table is one of the hottest fine dining establishments in London and well worth a visit. 

Food 4.5/5

Executive chef: 
James Knappett

What I paid: 
£140 with 2 glasses of wine

Average cost without drinks and services:
£88 tasting menu

70 Charlotte St, London W1T 4QG

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