Having lived in this beautiful city for a decent while now, I’m always surprised when I stumble upon a bit that I didn’t know existed! But so it was this weekend when visiting Tom’s Kitchen in St Katharine’s Dock. It’s a cute little spot, snuggled next to Tower Bridge and Tower of London. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the boats, you’ll spend at least 10 minutes deciding which one you’d have if you won the lottery.
If you can draw your attention back to the menu you’ll find that spring has sprung at Tom’s! The new menu brings back classic dishes that were a favourite when Tom’s Kitchen first opened an impressive 10 years ago, so it’s a comforting celebration of British dishes, given a fresh contemporary twist.
What could encompass this better then vibrant new season asparagus, cooked to perfection, drizzled with truffle dressing, and finished with a perfect pheasant egg? Clearly the chefs know their way around an egg as the steak tartare is topped with a sunny yolk, DIY style waiting for you to smash and scoop onto crisp sourdough toast.
We did get serious food envy when we saw our neighbours oozy macaroni cheese arrive though! (available as a starter or main).
New main courses include slices of roast tenderloin of pork, presented on a pretty plate with spring cabbage, incredible grain mustard sauce and a striking pink roasted heritage carrot on top. For a slightly lighter option you might want to opt for the Cornish river trout with veggie of the moment, roasted cauliflower and caper and raisin dressing.
Either way, the docks are a pretty lovely place to walk it all off, regardless of what tempts you.
This venue has now permanently closed.