Thursday, October 14, 2010

20 Truly Great Dishes Eaten in London

I have selected twenty truly outstanding dishes that have been eaten in London over the last 18 months. They are rated outstanding or great because in my opinion they are not only beautifully executed by very talented and skilled chefs but they have been prepared with world class ingredients. To this end they are in most cases as good or more often better than the equivalent dish sampled anywhere else in the world.

Many of these dishes are on the surface simple like Zucchini Fritti, Zabalgione or various steaks. Sadly based on my experience in London most of the time ,these dishes are a massive disappointment due to poor sourcing and cooking, or, sometimes both.

If you live in London or are passing through I strongly recommend all the restaurants mentioned not only for the specific dishes but for a fabulous dinning experience.

O'Shea's of Knightsbridge Perthshire Black Angus Rib Eye on the bone at Goodman

Fish and Chips at 101 Pimlico Road

Rissoto with Black Truffles , Rousillion

Linguini alle Vongole l'Anima

Pizza with Chanterelle and Gloucester Old Spot Ham at Franco Manca , Brixton
Vitello Tonato , Giaconda Dinning Room

Zucchini Fritti at L'Anima

Zabalgione at Alloro

O'Shea's of Knightsbridge Perthshire Black Angus Onglet at Bob Bob Ricard

Frank Hederman Organic Smoked Salmon at Goodman , City

Crab with Crispy Noodles at Hunan

Sicilian Rabbit at L'Anima

Prawn , Vegetable and Fig Tempura at Sake No Hana

Spaghetti a la Bottarga at Sardo

Ris de veau aux morilles at Racine

O’Shea’s of Knightsbridge Munster Black Angus beef Côte de boeuf, Béarnaise sauce at Racine

Parmesan Custard at Le Café Anglais

Mini Doughnuts at The Harwood Arms

Steak and Mushroom Pie at The Anchor and Hope

O'Shea's of Knigtsbridge Pertshire Black Angus Bistecca Firoentina at Alloro