L'Autre Pied is one of my favourite restaurants in London, the cooking is unique with an elegant and creative touch. Head chef Andy Mc Fadden really is a supreme talent and I am a massive fan of his cooking style. This time I headed back for its tasting menu, knowing that it would be another great evening of food treats and guaranteed to be better than its noisy neighbour Chiltern Firehouse, which is over-hyped, overpriced with average food.
|salad of radishes, black quiona, creme fraiche|
|poached cod with brassicas, squid ink and pine nuts|
Once again the salad of radishes was on the menu, the combination of fennel and dill was refreshing and light while the black quinoa added depth to the dish, always great on a hot summer evening. The poached cod was heavenly, the texture of the fish was absolutely at the perfect level, it was soft and moist in texture and still had great layers of flavour. The tender Berkshire lamb was also fantastic, the red pepper ketchup was bold and rich but didn't overpower the whole dish, my only criticism would be the artichoke as it was tough and didn't seem to work with other elements.
|Lamb, red pepper ketchup, artichoke, burnt aubergine|
|raspberries with passion fruit and coconut|
Again, L'Autre Pied delivered a great dinner, the food was outstanding as expected, it totally justifies its single Michelin star rating and perhaps is one of the best out the 40 plus-ish restaurants that have the same star rating in London ( I personally think half of them don't warrant it). For top modern European cooking in a relaxed setting at a decent price, L'Autre Pied is one of the few in London that ticks all the boxes, it is well worth a visit.
What I paid:
£53 per head with 2 glasses of wine
Average cost without drinks and services :
£27.50 lunch menu
£75 tasting menu
5-7 Blandford St, London, W1U 3DB