Restaurant Name.. M
Location.. Zig Zag building, 70 Victoria Street, London
Perfect for.. Saturday Drunch with the ladies, date night, girly lunches…
What I Ate.. The 5 course tasting menu with free flowing prosecco…
My husband and I stumbled upon their Saturday brunch offer (at £36 a pop) and decided to head over for a late lunch and meal. I shall get to the food, but let me just say that I’ve never, ever been to a restaurant that doesn’t wait for your glass to empty before topping you up- especially if it’s a free for all. I should’ve realised at the beginning when they recommended a bottle of water that they meant business with the bubbly!
We stuck to the tasting menu though I did have to request for a few modifications(wheat free, dairy free, the usual). They totally obliged. Here’s my take:
Smoked crunchy bubbles in your mouth! Beef crackers as a substitute for the pecorino.
Pecorino & Soldiers: A sourdough like textured bread dipped in piping hot creamy pecorino, sprinkled with chives. Husband gave it a 5/5
Smoked Goats cheese mousse: Loved this delicately fluffed mousse on croutons served with a zingy edible leaf.
Let me make it clear that at this point my intolerances began to get neglected. I demolished my husbands Buttermilk Fried Chicken. It was beautifully flavoured through and through- with the perfect crunch to the outside and soft bite on the inside.
I don’t usually enjoy trio of anything because it’s very easy to be monotonous with the flavouring in the dish. I must however commend the chef on successfully delivering a single ingredient dish that felt like three unique experiences. There’s something about good food that doesn’t need to be piping hot – the flavours just seep in every element – from the skin to the meat accompanied by that stunning green sauce.When I say medium, this is exactly what I expect. I love the fact that I didn’t have to deal with oozing blood or rubbery overdone steak. However, the flavours weren’t anything to write home about. It’s unfortunate that I was too tipsy to realise that I had eaten wheat, dairy and corn when I inhaled the dessert, but guess what? I don’t regret it one bit. This was my favourite dish on the tasting menu and I would sabotage my digestion all over again if I had to!
….Perhaps my attempt to have a conversation with the Manager in a drunken stupor! He may have thought I was crazy! And that hangover lasted three days!
What was disappointing though, is that they seemed to have forgotten the food intolerances when they served me the dessert. I do not regret eating it, though it would’ve been nice to experience a different dessert.
Gluten Free & Dairy Free Options Available.