Chef's Trip to London - January 2018

The chef’s and I recently made our annual trip to London to basically eat our way around the capital and drawn on inspiration for our own menu here at Cloughjordan House.  It was certainly a few days to remember (we are still doing laps of the grounds here at CJH to work off all the amazing food we ate!)  Here’s a list of some of the restaurants we visited and some of our highlight dishes: 

 Berners Tavern

Berners Tavern

 

·         Granger & Co

·         Oklava

·         Jose Pizarro

·         Caravan

·         The Quality Chop House

·         Moro

·         Berners Tavern

·         Comptoir Libanais

·         Bao

·         Duck soup

·         Polpo

·         32 Great Queen Street

·         26 Grains

·         Hixter

·         Lupins

·         Honey & Co

Berners Tavern - undoubtedly one of London's most opulent dining rooms!  We are pleased to report the food here lives up to it's surroundings.  A highlight dish was vanilla waffles! 

  Vanilla Waffles, Macerated Raspberries, whipped cream and grated chocolate     

Vanilla Waffles, Macerated Raspberries, whipped cream and grated chocolate

 

Deeper into Soho we joined the queue at Bao - a restaurant notorious for it's queue but definitely worth the wait.. 

 Yakult Float at Bao, Soho

Yakult Float at Bao, Soho

 Bao - Taiwanese fried chicken with hot sauce  

Bao - Taiwanese fried chicken with hot sauce  

 Chef Ali eyeing up my elderflower and ginseng spritz

Chef Ali eyeing up my elderflower and ginseng spritz

 26 Grains for some Nordic Pear Porridge - hot porridge served with coconut milk, oats, spices, seeds, cocoa crumble, coconut yogurt and chopped pear and apple - delicious!    

26 Grains for some Nordic Pear Porridge - hot porridge served with coconut milk, oats, spices, seeds, cocoa crumble, coconut yogurt and chopped pear and apple - delicious! 

 

 The Barbary - Spicy fish wrapped in filo pastry and served with yogurt and corriander pesto

The Barbary - Spicy fish wrapped in filo pastry and served with yogurt and corriander pesto

 Cornish Crab Thermador with Thermador with garlic sourdough

Cornish Crab Thermador with Thermador with garlic sourdough

 Tenderstem broccoli with miso bangnacuda at Nopi

Tenderstem broccoli with miso bangnacuda at Nopi

 Blackberry Trifle at Lupins

Blackberry Trifle at Lupins

Sarah Baker