This is the new venue from Adam Simmonds who previously held a Michelin star at Danesfield House and who was a contestant in this year’s Great British Menu. It had only been open for about a month when we visited and it was obviously suffering from teething problems. The first of these was that my girlfriend and I received menus with different prices on them, for example the Cote du Boeuf (for 2) was respectively £30 and £35 per person (obviously the actual price was the higher one). The service was generally a bit dodgy and as we were sat at the bar it was interesting watching Adam drill the other chefs, although despite this the mains arrived the second the starters were cleared away.
SCALLOP Scallop ceviche, lemon confit, baby gems, green almonds,vanilla and camomile £ 14.95
SALMON AND CRAB Salmon Gravadlax, crab salad, pomelo, avocado £9.95
SIRLOIN £24.50, served with beer pickled onions, truffle salad, whipped bone marrow, parsley crumb and chips in beef dripping
The salmon and crab starter was good, very simple but with well-balanced flavours. The scallop ceviche was too sweet for me and the vanilla was far too strong. The steaks were very well cooked and the meat was good quality. Overall the food here was decent and not badly priced (maybe excluding the Cote du Boeuf) for Kensington.