My wife and I had to go to St Pancras, so we had a good excuse to return to Grain Store, where we were lucky enough to get a walk-in.
The food and drink was outstanding, with many new dishes and drinks on the menu. Special mention has to go to the excellent range of soft and alcoholic drinks, with some really unusual cocktails and top quality juices on offer. My wife started with a Fellini, an apple, fennel and prosecco cocktail that was absolutely delicious. I love the style of the food at Grain Store with a focus on vegetables, a menu inspired from cultures around the world. This is one place I would love to live near enough to visit regularly, definitely one of the best of the newer restaurants in London.
Salted watermelon, borage flowers, pink grapefruit, curry oil, crab mayonnaise.
Sweet potato waffle, raw and cooked vegetables.
Grilled Lebanese cucumbers, pickled tomatoes, duck pastilla.
Grilled aubergine, rice, cucumber raitha.
Coconut, kaffir lime, green tapioca, sweet potato, banana leather.
Jurancon Moelleux 2007, Domaine de Souch.