BOLD FLAVOURS & PLAYFUL COOKING.
I have been meaning to go to Anglo for quite a while now, and this weekend I finally entered this gastronomic hotspot and the wait was definitely worth it.
The venue itself is quite small and only has a 12 table dining room. There is no a la carte menu, with each table simply serving the tasting menu. Clearly the owners are confident with each dish that is being produced.
“THIS KITCHEN CERTAINLY KNOWS HOW TO EXTRACT BOLD FLAVOURS”
The lunch tasting menu consisted of 5 courses with a few little extras. This included the Burnt Leek Tart canapé which was exceptionally light and had an outrageously intense flavour. The Homemade Bread with Yeast Butter was equally moreish and was accompanied by a distinctive Oak Smoked Oil.
The Swaledale Lamb with Asparagus and Pine was another delicious dish, brought together superbly by a tangy translucent jelly. This kitchen certainly knows how to extract bold flavours and are daring enough to present them in a simple manner.
The 5 course lunch tasting menu is priced at £50pp. For a limited time you can sample this innovative menu for £35pp with the ‘SUMMER19′ discount code. If you want to fully indulge at Anglo, then you can go for the 7 course dinner tasting menu available on Friday & Saturday for £65pp.
The cooking at Anglo is playful, with several dishes pairing unusual ingredients together to make something fresh and exciting. Anglo challenges your preconceptions by including elements such as mozzarella ice cream, they produce flavour combinations that would be unthinkable to many.
Mark Jarvis is head chef at Anglo and has an extensive background cooking in Michelin star kitchens. This was his first solo restaurant and the meteoric success of Anglo has allowed him to open up another establishment in the city – Stem.
Anglo has rightly been lauded by many critics and food aficionado. Personally, I would advise you to book this place for your next outing in the city. This restaurant is all about the food and is one of the best tasting menus I’ve had in London for a long while.
30 St Cross St, Holborn, London EC1N 8UH
020 7430 1503
Nearest Tube Station: Farringdon / Chancery Lane
Article By: Gurpreet Singh