May 10, 2022
We have SO much to look forward to – just taking a peek at what is on offer from the markets at the moment fills us with joy and excitement. Asparagus – all 3 ( green, white and purple ) are arriving from all over the UK, France and Italy and we are making very good use of them! Along with the new season peas and fava beans, they will be found in our salads with burrata or mozzarella, finished with landcress or watercress leaves, a drizzle of balsamic or citrus dressing – and much more!
Wild garlic leaves, artichokes, agretti, samphire and now the first of the UK strawberries are all weaving their way on to the menus.
And literally as I write, the French apricots have just appeared; the restaurant tables are already showcasing them of course!â€¦ in tarts, cakes, ice creams, sorbets, and fabulous salads with summer leaves and cheeses.
And within a few weeks you will find the BEST apricot jam (make with the cracked kernel), on our shop shelves, or delivered to your door via our new and improved online delivery serviceÂ (both local AND nationwide!).
We are strongly of the opinion that our set lunch (at ÂŁ35 for 3 courses), is one of the best kept secrets in town – so perhaps it is time that you came to see for yourself? Simply book online, or call us or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an (almost) immediate response!
As most of you know ourÂ a la carteÂ menus change twice-daily, every lunch and every dinner, and continue to reflect what is best and freshest in the market. So whether it is fish or shellfish from Cornwall or Scotland you are looking for, or Welsh lamb, or juicy, tender corn-fed chicken, or a fabulous selection of vegetables, fruits, grains and herbs as your vegetarian option, there is something on the spring (and early summer) menu selection to suit all diets, tastes and appetites – we are ready and waiting for you!
Over the road from the Restaurant, our Shop on Campden Street is open from 7.30 each morning (8am Sundays) serving delicious coffees and pastries to so many of our regulars – we make it a great start to anyoneâ€™s day.
For a mid morning snack, lunch or supper we offer a wonderful daily-changing array of savoury tarts, our famous chicken pie, soufflĂ© Suissesse, salads, braises, soups and pasta sauces.Â Added to this we always have a wide range of breads, croissants and rolls, cakes, sweet tarts and muffins, all made by hand by our team of bakers at our Bakery in North Kensington.
Our 2nd shop – on the corner of Portobello and Westbourne Grove is equidistant from the Restaurant and the Bakery, and as many of you will know, was opened in the middle of the 1st lockdown (remember that??).
This shop is blessed with a faithful following of regulars – and as we keep being told, we are â€śa great asset to the â€™hood â€ť – serving the local community with their daily fix of coffee and sweet pastries or a toasted sandwich with a glass of Sally Clarke rose or Prosecco!
June will be a wonderful month for celebrations – the Jubilee (long) weekend and Fathers Day – and we have lots of suggestions for your table, picnic, gathering or party.
We will be offering some very special dishes from the shops to take away for your family get togethers – be they for the back garden, your local street party or a picnic in the park. Keep in touch with us for further details.
Summer Berry Trifle (to serve 4-6) layered with strawberries, raspberries and black currants and delicious creme Anglaise (no nuts) could complete your meal.
Look out also for our special shortbread biscuits decorated with an iced crown.
For Fatherâ€™s Day we have created a breakfast hamper – which could be delivered to your door (see available postcodes below) OR collected from the shop, any time after 8am on Sunday the 19th June.
All packed in a beautiful green box, it will contain:
4 freshly baked croissants
1 spring rhubarb jam
1 bag ground Allpress coffee
6 Cacklebean eggs
1 pack sliced ham OR smoked salmon
1 bag granola
1 litre Northiam Dairy milk
(For an additional supplement you could include a Sally Clarke apron andÂ 1/2 bottle pink Piper Heidsieck Champagne)
We will keep you updated with our summer plans both for the Shops and the Restaurant – in the meanwhile may we all wish you a delicious early summer.
Early May 2022