I’ve been a fan of Ramsay for a while. Good portion sized food, in a beautiful modern setting. I’m lucky enough to live right by Union Street Café. Which is Fab. I adore Bread Street Kitchen and of course the Savoy Grill is a must, as is Maze. You could say I’m a little addicted to what he offers. Heddon Street Kitchen is no different.
I first became aware of Heddon Street Kitchen as I walked out of work one day and saw Mr Ramsay himself walking in to the boarded up premises that had been emptied and ready for its new owners . I have had to contain my excitement for 4 months. So glad it has finally opened. It was worth the wait.
Heddon Street is this gorgeous little oasis off the back of the hustle and bustle that is Regent Street. The street is soho’s food quarter. With many bars and restaurants around. Heddon Street Kitchen fits in perfectly to this. One of my favourite streets in London. I’m sure it will become yours too. Night time, lunchtime, brunch time it has a great atmosphere. Live music often plays, blankets for the outside seating in winter and open windows for summer nights.
As goers of Bread Street Kitchen in One New Change will notice, there is an instant recognisable theme. Similar modern elegance here. Industrial chic is the best way to put it. Dimly lit, but highlighted with vintage lights and subtle touches that sing Ramsey. A great open kitchen and wine racks proudly on show. Makes for a great location for lunch, brunch or that special evening date.
Head Chef Maria Tampakis has done a formidable job with the menu by making it seasonal yet creating instant classics. Like the Crab Maki. I even found out that they have a Sushi Chef on premises making fresh sushi everyday. You must have all the sushi here. It’s to die for. The salads are also super fresh, incredible dressing. Making a great starter or Main at lunch. They have some fantastic european options like Cannelloni and Pork Belly with crackling. Perfectly cooked. And beautifully presented. Teamed with some great side options like spiced carrots, which are spot on with the run up to Christmas and compliment most of the mains on this extensive menu. They even have a grill section for Veal and Steak lovers.
And finally the desserts. This for me, sushi aside, was the pièce de résistance of my lunch. The chocolate fondant was indescribable, full of flavour, melt in my mouth dream. Hand made mint choc chip ice cream on the side. The perfect partner. It probably lasted all of 2 minutes as I couldn’t help myself devour it.
This, the newest addition to the Ramsay family is top notch. I can’t wait to go again, oh so dangerous when I’m only 3 doors down!