6 Greek St, London, W1D 4DE
020 8371 0442
It’s always fun to check out the latest Soho opening. Disiac is marketing itself as an informal Italian seafood and champagne bar with a emphasis on oysters- hence the name…aphro-Disiac…
The rather cool interior feature grey brick walls and white leather seats and counters surrounding an open kitchen. Discrete photos of people engaged in various bondage related activities adorn the walls-well we are in Soho after all! We opened proceedings with an enlivening glass of Tenuta Santome prosecco (£6.50) tasting of almonds and peach. Disiac has a very reasonably priced lunch and early evening set menu at £11.50 for two courses and £15.80 for three. We opted for the a la carte which features an oyster/raw bar with half a dozen Colchester Rock Oysters at £10.75 and a Plateau de Fruit de Mer at £32. Because of the chill October weather we opted for the warmer climes of the starter, pasta and mains menus
Roasted fresh figs with taleggio, wild rocket, walnuts
Roasted fresh figs with taleggio, wild rocket, walnuts (£7.50) was a perfect autumnal salad, the rich sweetness of the figs balanced by the bitter leaves, the crunch of the caramelised walnuts and the softness of the cheese.
Burrata Pugliese (£7.50)-the cheese was creamy and luscious served with radicchio and suprisingly (for this time of year) tasty cherry tomatoes.
Wild Boar Tagliatelle
According to my dining companion Wild Boar Tagliatelle (£12) was just what the doctor ordered on a windy October day with a rich, warming ragu coating the silky pasta.
Grilled Lobster, wild rocket salad
Grilled Lobster, wild rocket salad (Half £18 whole £36) is probably more of a summer dish-the lobster was tender and full of flavour but maybe during the winter it would be better served hot with butter and garlic.
Fingers of Apostoles
There are only two desserts on the menu-Fingers of Apostles (Apostle’s Fingers)-which were pancake encased slivers of flavoured ricotta in a coffee sauce
and the classic Tiramisu which somehow I can never tire of eating…
Disiac is a welcome addition to the Soho dining scene and with its emphasis on seafood, fizz and pasta it offers something different to other recent openings. With its chilled atmosphere and evening DJ and live music sessions I can see it building a very loyal local clientele
Disclosure: The Hedonist dined at Disiac by invitation of the restaurant