Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Andrew Edmunds

Last Saturday I discovered one of London's little secrets. A little nugget of days gone by that makes you wish you had lived 70 years ago when everything was less pretentious and more elegant.

In the heart of Soho, on the ground floor of an old town house, lives the gorgeous little restaurant 'Andrew Edmunds'. Walls clad with Hogarth-esque cartoons, it's so Dickensian that it would make any Anglophile go weak at the knees. This cosy eatery probably only seats about 16 on the ground floor. Low ceilinged, candle lit, understated and intimate, it is a welcome relief from the modern, hectic bars and restaurants on neighbouring streets.

Now on to the food.... The menus are hand written (sweet) and I'm guessing changed on a daily basis. The cuisine is good British fare; Gull's Eggs is the speciality. The menu has an equal amount of fish to meat which is pretty rare, and right up my street.

I started with an amazing Dressed Crab, which came as a crab shell filled generously with meat and some mayonnaise to accompany it. Really simple, but so tasty and clean. Deelish.

For mains I had Sea bass fillet with Jersey Royals, pancetta, broad beans and peas.... The bass was so light, and the mixture of potato with pancetta and beans was yummy. Such a good combination. It felt very summery.

Ashamedly, I didn't live up to my blog name, as I was (dare I say it) too full for pudd.

I was super impressed by the whole lot. The food was amazing - very simple and clean, and really great quality. Good size portions, and great service. And the atmosphere was lovely. The perfect place for a small group of friends or a first date.

Andrew Edmund's is charming, desperately romantic and cute. I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend it.


1 comment:

  1. Hi, thank you for publishing my photo on your blog. I hope you realize that the copyright remains with me. I would appreciate if you could link back to my Flickr page where the photo was first published.
    Thank you and great that you liked the restaurant too!