0207 347 1221/http://dallowayterrace.com
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NN
I have been invited to review The Dalloway Terrace, a new inside/outside place with an all day menu at The Bloomsbury Hotel. It’s named after the eponymous heroine of Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway. I hope that the themes of regret and disappointment that permeate its pages are not reflected in my meal!
The Lockhart Fitzrovia
But Texans don’t give up-in the case of Bobby Ewing they even come back from the dead-and their next play was a smart move. On reopening they hired chef Brad McDonald who hails from Louisiana. McDonald combines authenticity with heavyweight foodie credentials having done time at Noma and Per Se as well as the urban cool of Brooklyn’s Colonie.
Hot devilled Cornish crab (£9) had plenty of spice giving the brown meat a proper kick up the arse. Supping with the devil has its compensations…
Her Ladyship and I moved on to a bottle of Willamette Pinot Gris , Oregon (£36) which was fruity and smooth and more than stood up to my dish of shrimp and grits (£18). I love this dish more than I can say. Southern comfort food that caresses the soul and makes you believe in I don’t know what…something…
Kitchen Table @ Bubbledogs Fitzrovia
Imagine you’re an up and coming young chef (James Knappett), you’ve worked at the top end of international fine dining at Noma, Per Se and Marcus Wareing, and your wife is the sommelier at Simon Rogan’s Roganic (Sandia Chang). Maybe over a coffee the two of you are idly dreaming about opening your own place. You want to create something different-something with strong branding and good margins that will draw in the punters…and so Bubbledogs was born, a surreal and inspired fusion of gourmet hot dogs with grower champagne. But Knappett had a cunning plan and sitting at the back of the fizz and dog emporium is his intimate fine dining joint Kitchen Table.