Viajante

CLOSED

RIP Viajante!

The restaurant that, perhaps first, bought fine dining to East London closed its doors on 28th of February.  See here for a statement from the restaurant.  Nuno Mendes has moved on to open the Chiltern Firehouse in a new hotel in Marylebone, meanwhile Jason Atherton is to open, yet another place, in the old Viajante space in Bethnal Green.

We had the 12 course menu, shortly before it closed:

Goral olive soup

Goral olive soup

Cuttlefish with cabbage and lardo

Cuttlefish with cabbage and lardo

Chewy scallops with lactose

Chewy scallops with lactose

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Razor clam with leek and black sesame

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Langoustine with braised chicken skin

Salsify with pine and mushroom

Beets and cheese

Parmesan with potato and truffle

Beef with carrot miso and watercress

Beef with carrot miso and watercress

Iberico presa with turnip tops

Iberico presa with turnip tops

Blueberry and sorbet

Milk

Milk

Pumpkin with rice ice cream and bergamot

Some of the dishes were excellent including, predictably the pork, others were average and one or two were a bit strange. Viajante will surely be missed as it was definitely a different restaurant that pushed a few boundaries in its time.

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