The Standard has finally opened its first international property outside of the US in London. Housed in a former council offices building on the Euston Road, the 266-bedroom property sees chef Adam Rawson run the F&B on the ground floor of the Brutalist building. At the launch party this week, The Dumbwaiter and Lazy Susan got a chance to sample Rawson’s food and it was good to see that Allan Pickett is also heading up the pass.
The Dumbwaiter left London for the night for an evening of Dom Perignon and dining under the stars in the Surrey countryside. The hotel’s head chef Adam Smith served a five course meal matched with different DP vintages. The langoustine, tomato, kimchi and ginger paired with the ‘02 Plenitude was the perfect summer combo.
Baba G’s has been operating in London for over a decade, but the Indian-inspired burger-masters are now operating their first sit down restaurant in Camden market. The Dumbwaiter enjoyed his Paneer Saag Burger: spinach and coriander saag sandwiched between two paneer wedges. Their signature ‘pachos’, (Baba G’s own fusion of nachos and papadums) were washed down with a couple of refreshing Rhubarb & Vodka Seltzer cocktails. A perfect way to spend a sunny evening.
Lazy Susan was delighted to see Honey & Smoke bustling and busy on a Monday night and that the menu of middle eastern treats was as strong as ever. She was almost, but not, quite, defeated by the feta and honey cheesecake on a kadaif pastry base. It's got to be a contender for top London pud...
The City based members’ club have tweaked their restaurant for hotel guests and members to now have a more British offering. The new menu focuses on produce from the British Isles, and The Dumbwaiter enjoyed a meal there this week of Dorset crab and Launceston lamb.