Tom's Kitchen - Canary Wharf
Tom’s Kitchen, Canary Wharf, London
The Fashion Features & Entertainment Assistant, Josie Ayre ventures to the Canary Wharf site of Tom’s Kitchen…
Canary Wharf, in my mind, is the Hollywood film façade of London. Walk down those eerie, empty streets on a weekend and you’ll understand what I mean, and then venture there in the week and you’ll be surrounded by suited and booted Leo-lookalikes from the Wolf of Wall Street. All in all, it’s a pretty weird place, but it’s also one of the corners of London which restaurants are flocking to in the hope of making a killing from lengthy (and boozy) business lunches. The Breakfast Club, Chai Ki and Tom’s Kitchen have all made their homes there and it was the latter that I head there to visit.
Tom Aikens – the Tom from Tom’s Kitchen – is the youngest British chef to have been awarded two Michelin stars at the age of 26. His restaurants follow his seasonal cooking ethos and change their menus with the turning of the weather so while you can always go back for some of your favourites, be prepared to be tempted by seasonally appropriate dishes, like the Roast Yorkshire Pigeon which we started with.
Gamey, light and oh so delicately cooked, the pigeon was the perfect started alongside the heavier Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Parfait which was served with some light and fluffy brioche, chutney and salty cornichons. The Parfait came in quite a large serving (always a good thing) so if you’re not feeling too hungry, I’d suggest sharing if you’re desperate for a taste.
For mains, he went for the mussels while I ordered the venison casserole with mashed root vegetables in the name of seasonal eating and after the recommendation from the waiter. The mussels came piled high and were some of the biggest we’d seen, so if you’re into watching your money as much as the Canary Wharf lot, then you’ll be pleased with this dish. You’ll also be pleased to know they were pretty tasty.
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