The Dumbwaiter kicked off the week with another great CODE Industry Night at Mark’s Bar, Hixter Bankside, before heading upstairs to the restaurant for dinner. The Dumbwaiter couldn’t resist ordering a whole roast chicken along with a 1kg porterhouse for good measure (to share of course..); all washed down with a glass or two of red.
Dinings in Marylebone is one of the Dumbwaiter’s favourite Japanese restaurants in London. As well as an outpost at the Norman hotel in Tel Aviv, they’ve just opened a second London restaurant in the former Toto’s site off Walton Street. The restaurant is much larger than their Marylebone joint but a lot of the menu is similar with some additions from their Josper grill. Escaping the warm weather, The Dumbwaiter enjoyed ice-cold Sapporo and some spicy Tuna rolls.
The idea of a full cheese-centric menu might sound overwhelming to some but sitting at the marble counter of the Cheese Bar in Camden, The Dumbwaiter found it tricky to narrow down the options. Truffled raw milk British brie with sharp and sweet pickled walnut was a big hit and the Beenleigh Blue ice cream with poached pear and honeycomb slipped down rather too easily.
On a sultry late spring evening there’s nothing more pleasant than a stroll through the tree lined streets of Islington to The Drapers Arms. The Dumbwaiter took a table in the breeze of the open doors and enjoyed a glass or two of peachy viognier. There was potted salmon with cucumber to start followed by monkfish with asparagus.
Nestled amongst the shirt and suit retailers on Jermyn Street and at the back of Fortnum & Mason lies 45 Jermyn St. The modern British restaurant, designed by Martini Brudnizki, has just launched a menu that features a raw section. The Dumbwaiter enjoyed some Cornish mackerel and caviar tacos and a smoked chicken bang bang salad.