Tucked away just off Goodge Street is an amazing haven for foodies -Dabbous.
There is a 5 week wait for a table in the evening so a friend and I decided to go for lunch instead.
Despite being a little early we were given a table and offered still, sparkling or 'Thames' water. It's quite refreshing to be offered tap water instead of the usual pressure to buy overpriced bottled water.
Lunch was a set menu - four courses for £28. Which as it turns out was an amazing bargain!
Our starter smoked salmon with elderflower was delicate and beautifully decorated with elder flowers. Next the coddled egg with mushroom was full of flavour and beautifully presented in a nest of grass. My lamb with runner bean main was excellent.
The desserts were a little disappointing. My friends burrata with roast nectarine and honey didn't quite work, and my raspberries, strained yoghurt and barley didn't quite hit the spot either...
The food is inventive, ingredient led, using local seasonal foods and clever cooking techniques. The restaurant itself is quite industrial and surprisingly not too noisy. There is a great bar downstairs that I imagine gets packed in the evening. Dabbous has had amazing reviews on many websites, and rightly so. I'm going to carry on trying to get a table in the evening. I suspect that as soon as I book my next flights these will be the next people I call.....
Dabbous, 39 Whitfield Street, London W1T 2SF +44 207 323 1544
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