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restaurant story *london*

16 December 2013

Restaurant Story makes you feel like you’ve entered a modern library room showcasing an articulate and impressive feast that nods respectfully to the past while using current science. Our 18 course (!) degustation was the absolute food highlight of this visit to London. My beautiful friend whom I’ve known since I was 4 years old now lives there and as we’ve got older we find ourselves sharing this love of good food, independently discovered while living on other sides of the world. It makes me feel closer to her to find that while our lives have led in different directions from those days of playing in the dirt, we can join together and share this. Catching up with her and her lovely boyfriend over a 5 hour degustation was perfect. My husband and I found the focus on British produce particularly interesting given we had watched the TV series The Great British Food Revival before our trip. We tried some new foods and were blown away by the taste. temperature clashes and texture sensations, presentation and service. The little surprises and random facts make for an experience that truly feels like a tale as you progress through the dishes. (Ask them the history of the restaurant site too!) I would dine here again in a second, and wholeheartedly recommend it.

To conclude this story I probably should say that we rolled out of there and went home to rub our bellies and fall into a contented slumber. I’d be lying. Content we were, but deliciously high on life too. We walked in the brisk air to Madison Bar and had a drink overlooking the city and St Paul’s Cathedral in the magical blue hour – what a sight. Then we headed for a full meal at Burger & Lobster! Ahhh yes it was truly a special day of cuisine and precious company. It’s a story of our holiday that will stay in my heart and tastebuds.

9 Responses
  1. December 16, 2013

    This looks and sounds like a special experience with your friend Lucent! You have captured the moment beautifully with your photos as usual. I am interested in what ever you are dipping under the candlestick…it looks intriguing :)

  2. December 16, 2013

    Wow, what food! And the view of St Pauls. Did you fast the next day I wonder? Or perhaps you walked it off? Your photgraphs are beautiful.

  3. December 16, 2013

    Your photos of this amazing dinner are equally amazing. I am loving each blog post about bits of your latest traveling adventure. I eagerly await the next installment. But how did you ever eat 18 courses, then more??

  4. December 17, 2013

    That must have been an incredible experience – 18 courses wow! The food looks amazing!
    Sarah x

  5. December 17, 2013

    A 5 hour degustation, wow. I am so glad you’ve taken photos of these really fine dishes and shared it with us; I wouldn’t have been able to experience that for myself!

  6. December 17, 2013

    Sounds like the perfect evening. Food looks delish! How wonderful to have a friend you’ve known since you were 4!!

    Clare x

  7. December 19, 2013

    Fantastic environment, dear to my heart a place that pairs great food with books!

  8. Megan permalink
    December 21, 2013

    The food looks very interesting and is beautifully presented. I love the simple décor too – and how wonderful to share all this with a friend you’ve known since childhood!

  9. December 25, 2013

    Looks like a beautiful picture!! merry xmas!!

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