I know, I know I’ve been doing a lot of restaurant posts lately.
London just keeps popping out these new crackers, and I can’t resist!
Plus, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this one. I went with a group at the weekend, had an exceptionally lovely time basking in the candlelight, drinking frosty white wine and nibbling on seriously special seafood.
Non-Londoners I hope you’ll forgive me for another London foodie recommendation, but next time you’re in town you’ll forgive me. This place has rocketed into my favourite haunts.
And I’ve included a few outfit shots to make up for it!
Looking a little more grown up than usual! In a look to take me straight from meetings to supper.
And still enjoy the sunshine in between!
White jacket // White skirt
Black cami (wardrobe staple)
Polkadot shoes // Striped bag // Silver May Honey Bee Necklace
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Now, let’s get down to the good stuff!
Welcome to the joint I can’t stop telling everyone about.
Rex & Mariano.
You’ll find it hidden away on a side street in Soho.
Scando, marble clad, honey comb tiled, open plan design with communal ancient sinks for washing hands and preparing for the feast ahead.
All of the ordering is done on iPads.
You flip through the menu and order as you go.
The ticket is sent straight to the kitchen and brought to the table by eager to please, charming staff.
No robots. Yet.
The focus is on fresh, light, perfectly prepared seafood.
The tuna tartar is a triumph, and we ended up tapping in two more orders of it almost immediately.
Zingy, sharp ceviches.
Bowls of fresh oysters.
One of the best fritto mistos you’ll ever come across!
Cooked prawns, raw prawns.
With a generous squeeze of lemon.
The life and sole of the party!
And of course, more raw prawns. (They’re my absolute favourite and I cannot resist!)
To finish we shared a few rounds of layered chocolate mousse.
Along side lemon sorbet swimming in limoncello.
…with a little more limoncello on the side!
The vibe on Saturday night was buzzy, electric, chatty and fun.
There were cracking tunes playing in the loos, which we all wished could have been playing in the restaurant… but you can’t have everything!
In-expensive, fresh, wholesome and fantastically tasty.
I whole heartedly recommend a trip. Check out the website for deets.
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