The best things I ate last week 21.09.15

1. A fry up cooked on a milk float outside our cabin at the new Soho Farmhouse. Set within 100 acres in Oxfordshire, this new retreat from the Soho House group is absolutely stunning and I couldn’t recommend a visit enough.

Soho Farmhouse

2. Poached eggs, smoked salmon, bitter leaves and smashed avocado at the Farmshop in chav-fest Bicester Village. This one is also by the Soho House chaps and it’s a real looker of a restaurant.

The Farmshop

3. Butter. I love butter. And this butter from handsome genius Grant Harrington is the best I’ve ever tasted. You can find him selling it at Druid Street Market every Saturday. Go and get some.

Ampersand butter

4. Mushroom croquettes at the London Restaurant Festival do at Tredwell’s. They don’t look much but they went awfully well with a nice cold beer. The LRF is this October and over 250 restaurants are taking part.


5. Fried chicken with gochujang mayo at The Groucho in Soho. Ex Racine chef Henry Harris recently consulted on the menu and these are a fine addition.

The Groucho

6. Half roast young chicken, baked apple purée, chestnut caramel and gravy from the Aqua Shard stall at the Bermondsey Street Festival. Ben Spalding is now executive chef for the restaurant and this dish was bang on the money.

Aqua Shard

7. Beef cheek, smoked mash and crispy shallots at the recently opened Truscott Cellar in Belsize Park. The mash tasted of pure butter with a hint of smoke; utterly celestial.

Truscott Cellar

What was the best thing you ate last week? Comment below or tell me on Twitter @samphiresalsify

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