|clay baked duck|
This is my second time visiting Craft London in North Greenwich, a modern fine dining restaurant located between the tube station and the O2. I had a great dinner a while back from it's good value testing kitchen menu, which costed only £28 for 6 course. I could taste enough quality from it, therefore it warranted me to head back to Craft London to try its dishes from the normal menu. Not to mention to try the restaurant's signature dish, the clay baked duck, this dish became the talk of the town since it launched. We opted for the tasting menu for a special birthday occasion, for an additional £20, we also got the clay baked duck as part of the long tasting menu.
|raw beef, elderflower, wood sorrel|
|Stichelton custard, turnip, girolles|
|crab, fennel, apple, garlic|
The raw beef was a rather average dish, as the sweetness of the elderflower was overpowered the aged beef. The crab course was a harmony in the plate, the crispness of the apple worked really well with the freshness of the crab meat, with just an additional lovely hint of garlic to offer some spicy tone. The clay baked duck was truly special, it took 3 days to prepare and the aroma was just so tempting and inviting. The meat was moist and blessed with a mixture of savoury and sweet flavours from the honey and miso, the skin was loaded with depth of powerful and rich taste. Both the desserts were also really well prepared, the stout cake had a great balance of bitter sweet flavour, and the raspberry and strawberry meringue is the perfect summer dessert, very light and fresh.
|serving the duck...|
|duck, with honey, barley miso, pickled carrots and cabbage|
|chocolate stout cake, burnt milk ice cream|
|strawberry, raspberry, meringue, elderflower|
The tasting menu totally reached my expectations and it definitely justified the price. Craft London showcased some very modern British flavours with ,many creative elements. The clay baked duck was such a wonderful dish, beyond the exceptional taste, it also offers an element of drama and uniqueness. North Greenwich is loaded with lots of average chain restaurants and Craft London is such a far cry, it offers something more premium and refinement. It is great place for people who live nearby whom are searching for something special without the need to travel to central London.
What I paid:
£75 per head with a beer
Average cost without drinks and services:
1 Green Pl, London SE10 0PE