As I strolled towards the entrance of The Cavendish Hotel I was reminded of a previous break I had been on with my husband in another local London hotel. We had always planned on staying at the Cavendish but since having had the children we just hadn’t gotten around to it.
The clean modern entrance indicated an air of quality. I entered, and was directed to the restaurant by a very helpful young man. As the lift ascended, and the doors parted, I was greeted by a cosy looking lounge area.
I sat and awaited the arrival of my dinner guest with whom I was to dine with that evening. When she arrived, we were escorted to our table in the dining room by a very welcoming member of staff. We both requested a Peach Bellini to enjoy whilst we studied the menu. The cocktail was absolutely gorgeous. A selection of bread rolls was served as we studied the menu. With our cocktails came some freshly made bread. As I had already built up an appetite walking around the streets of London I decided to tuck in. There were 3 different breads, Tomato, Parmesan and an Olive bread. Whilst all 3 were very soft, fluffy and very nice, my favourite had to be the Tomato. It inspired me to try and make my own version the next time I had the opportunity.
The menu had a mixture of dishes which were in my opinion a little unusual and different from the norm, then again its nice to have a change rather than the same basic dishes. I opted for the mackerel which came with a beetroot, apple and Sorrel salad. A fantasticlly healthy starter that was beautifully presented.
My friend had the Cured Sheep Leg with Crispy Lamb Belly. The Cured Sheep Leg was delicious as was the jam that was served with it. There were pieces of what looked a bit like shreaded duck which was obviously the Lamb. Not beening a fan of lamb and as the flavour came through very strongly I wasnt so keen on that part, but the rest of the dish was delicious (don’t worry I only sampled it as I had my own starter)
For the main we decided to request two dishes that we both really wanted to try and share. The first was the Irish Fillet of Beef. This was as expected, delicious! Served with Maris Piper Lyonnaise, Chantanay Carrots and a delicious Bearnaise sauce
The second dish, Pan fried Fillet of Seabass with Pink Fur Potatoes, Samphire and Squid Ink Sauce. The ink made the dish look very pretty but lacked flavour. The Seabass was perfectly cooked, and the potatoes were delicious!
Empty plates are always a good sign.
We both decided on the same dessert, Chocolate and Cherry Delight, it really was a delight. What a lovely summery dessert, not overly sweet but just right to please any dessert lover.
We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal and hope to visit again sometime soon.
There are offers available for those going for the pre theatre menu and those also looked very tempting.