Friday, 25 October 2013

The best kept secret in South Kensington…Aubrey Bar & Restaurant

I won’t lie, I absolutely loved the Aubrey Bar for pre-dinner drinks ! The place is discreet and incredibly glamorious, perfect for a romantic evening or a date… Due to the location the crowd is trendy and young (well…from mid-thirty!).
Ask Alexandro, to prepare some cocktails, he won many competitions and he is passionate about mixology. Alternatively, the Bar has a selection of Champagne to choose from : Veuve Cliquot, Dom Perignon, Ruinart…
The Aubrey Restaurant compromises memorable surrounding for parties and romantic dinners. Leather seating, parquet floors, chandeliers and velvet fabrics bring a very quintessentially British touch to the restaurant.
The Michelin-starred Head Chef Russell Ford created an exciting menu featuring fresh and top ingredients with a modern British twist.
We started dinner with the hot cherry tree smoked salmon, a quenelle of salmon tartare, pickled cucumber to balance the creaminess of the tartare, Avocado Puree & Rye Toast £12.00. The intense smoked flavour coming from the cloche enhanced the taste of the salmon…absolute perfection !
The seared Scottish West Coast hand dived Scallops, apple julienne & toasted hazelnuts £13.50, were incredibly delicate and the caramelised celeriac complemented the dish impeccably.

During the entire dinner, our waiter was attentive to all our needs and made sure to recommend wines with each of our dishes. At that stage, I was already in heaven with all those smells, colours and flavours !
For the main course, we decided to go for the Beef Wellington £34.00 and the Chateau Briand (for 2people) £68.00 as the beef used by the Chef is dry aged for 28 days, from Yorkshire, a rate breed of Longhorn. The meat was astonishing : tender and so flavoursome. The best meat I ever ate in my life ! The puree was creamy and the presentation of the dish in those little casseroles fantastic.
Oh, Oh ! I can already hear the vegetarians…but do not worry, the Chef created a special vegetarian menu to cater for your requirements…. Check out the menu online !
The Pastry Chef made me the most happiest girl in the world when a selection of deserts arrived to our table… Lemon drizzle cake with crème fraiche, Blueberry Cheesecake with Passion Fruit Sorbet and Warm Chocolate Fondant, Vanilla Ice Cream £6.50. The deserts looked appetizing and were yummy ! I can confirm…everything was gone within minutes. I must book an Afternoon Tea shortly to try more of his marvellous cakes !
If you are not too much in a hurry, head back to the Bar for some digestives after your dinner…
Aubrey Restaurant offers top cuisine to its dinners from A la Carte to Pre-Theatre Menu with 2course at £19.50 and 3course at £22.50.


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