Heddon Street Kitchen is launching a brand new Kitchen Table tasting menu and it’s a real feast!
Hidden away just off Regent Street, Heddon Street Kitchen feels buzzy but not overwhelmingly busy like some places near Oxford Street can become.
Designed by Head Chef Guy Betteridge, the Kitchen Table includes five courses and a cocktail to start. With a view of the bustling open kitchen, you really feel like you are a part of the action!
To begin, we had a mini field mushroom soup, salt beef brisket on buckwheat crackers, and rillettes of Scottish smoked salmon. The mushroom soup, served in a tiny espresso cup, was topped with a parmesan foam and drizzled in truffle oil, and had a lovely deep earthy flavour. The salt beef brisket was beautifully tender and paired perfectly with the crunchy buckwheat crackers.
Then came the starters; served on a huge wooden sharing platter, we started to realise just how much food was included in the Kitchen Table menu! The starters, which included scallops, spicy tuna tartare and mussels, were perfect for us seafood lovers! Topped with treacle-cured bacon and served on a carrot purée, the scallops were our stand out dish of the evening, followed in a close second by the spicy tuna tartare, wonton crisps and crème fraiche. If, unlike us, seafood isn’t for you, a flatbread topped with butternut squash, homemade pesto, caperberries and taleggio was very moreish!
With the sharing platter whisked away, we were presented with a signature dish of Gordon Ramsey, the Beef Wellington, our mouths are watering just remembering it! The beef was perfectly cooked and the pastry crisp – no dreaded soggy bottoms here! The Wellington was served with a truffle parsley mash, topped with braised ox cheek and crispy shallots. This was a side dish that could feature as a main meal in most restaurants!
A refreshing passionfruit and lime sorbet, with tangy citrus gel and an edible flower garnish cleansed our palates while we made room for dessert! This came in the form of an extremely boozy banana, rum and maple cake, served with vanilla ice cream. Covered in rum and set alight by Guy himself, the cake served as a dessert and digestif all in one!
If you’re looking for something a little special for an evening, the Kitchen Table offers you the opportunity to try a range of dishes, all chosen to complement each other. Believe us, you won’t leave feeling disappointed!