Meal at Tredwell’s

Meal at Tredwell’s

at Tredwell’s on 16 April 2016
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It was nice to be sat upstairs on this occasion (there is a basement too, often used for live jazz evenings) and also to try lunch as opposed to the pre-theatre which I have done several times now.  This lunch was an online offer for 3 courses and a blini for £25 which is not only wonderful value but when you are having food that is this satisfying I do have to think where else in London can compare on this sort of Richter scale of return – I’m not sure anywhere else does.

The chicken raviolo with garlic puree and bacon starter that I had was frankly out of this world and one of the year’s highlights so far – and that’s including visits to two 3 Michelin starred restaurants (La Pergola and La Calandre).  The crab, mango, elderflower and lemon grass, another starter, was beautifully fresh and original.  Both mains were very good, not as explosive as the starters, but still highly enjoyable with a lovely spiced kick in the sauce to accompany the pork and a very vibrant, lemony zing to go with the bream.  It was difficult not to be seduced by the array of interesting sides on offer: the triple cooked chips with hollondaise mousse was truly marvellous – utterly indulgent, but what else is the weekend for?  The kids menu was enjoyed by the junior diner at the table, the fishcake being that good that another was ordered and was such incredibly value at £5 each – adults came to the rescue for the veg in the jar which I thought was equally pleasant with a drizzle of wonderful stock at the bottom of jar.  The blue cheese croquettes were also very good to try – thankfully not too powerful in their ‘blueyness’ and were delicately done.

The chicken raviolo with garlic puree and bacon starter that I had was frankly out of this world and one of the year’s highlights so far – and that’s including visits to two 3 Michelin starred restaurants (La Pergola and La Calandre).  The crab, mango, elderflower and lemon grass, another starter, was beautifully fresh and original.  Both mains were very good, not as explosive as the starters, but still highly enjoyable with a lovely spiced kick in the sauce to accompany the pork and a very vibrant, lemony zing to go with the bream.  It was difficult not to be seduced by the array of interesting sides on offer: the triple cooked chips with hollondaise mousse was truly marvellous – utterly indulgent, but what else is the weekend for?  The kids menu was enjoyed by the junior diner at the table, the fishcake being that good that another was ordered and was such incredibly value at £5 each – adults came to the rescue for the veg in the jar which I thought was equally pleasant with a drizzle of wonderful stock at the bottom of jar.  The blue cheese croquettes were also very good to try – thankfully not too powerful in their ‘blueyness’ and were delicately done.

The salted caramel soft serve was always going to be enforced to being done by someone at the table and I haven’t had the banana soft serve before which was very good to try with its pecan and bourbon fudge cubes – I still stand by the former, salted caramel soft serve reigning supreme though as the best ice cream I have ever had in London, possibly the world.  All in all, a delightful return to Tredwell’s – every single visit here for me has never failed and I heartily believe it is one of the very best places in London for sumptuous dishes and guaranteed pleasure at such good value.  Thank you the team again.

I was worried at the start that the slow-cooked eggs would take away the fun of the usual runniness, but actually the fact that they were held together and beautifully soft, meant spreading them was actually easier(!) and their combination with a wonderfully slightly spiced king prawns with a sumptuous hollondaise foam.  I happened to be the only one eating breakfast (brunch really as I came after the rush at 1045am) on the ground floor so I had no problems asking for the remainder of the chef’s hollondaise pot as it takes a bit of effort to make and no sense in wasting it(!).

I really enjoyed this breakfast, truly.  It was a lovely twist on these dishes and done in a light way, so I didn’t feel bloated afterwards and the staff were wonderful.  Even the sausage was done with the perfect level of spice and was gorgeous on its own.  This place simply doesn’t seem to be able to do anything wrong and it joins a special place in my ‘arsenal of options’ of being a guarantee to feel good after each visit – what more is an eatery supposed to do and be in making someone feel?

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9 / 10

Offer menu

Kids menu

Kids fabulous fishcake

Crab, elderflower and kohlrabi lemongrass

Chicken raviolo

Pork fillet, kimchee sauce

Blue cheese croquettes

Down the apple and pears cocktail

Bream main

Triple cooked chips with hollondaise mousse and wilted greens sides

Salted caramel soft serve with honeycomb

Valrhona Caraibe chocolate, blood orange curd, negroni créme

Banana soft serve

Kids ‘tasting menu’ available

The bill for two and a half people

Window table

Breakfast menu

Iced fresh mint and lime tea

Prawn Benedict

With slow-cooked eggs

Reinforcement hollondaise foam

Eggy bread with bacon, maple syrup and carmelised bananas

Sausage and meat view

Brekafast bill for 1

Liver mousse with bacon jam

Hot smoked salmon, grilled courgette & watercress sauce

Scottish salmon, pickled cucumber, fennel salad, gazpacho sauce (1)

Courgette and pea dumplings, sugarsnap pea, coriander, coconut sauce

Scottish salmon (2) beautifully warmed

Kids optional menu

Gin & tonic cheescake and soft serves (caramel and kid’s chocolate)

Caramel Soft Serve with honeycomb

The bill for 2.5

Goat’s cheese & beetroot

Liver mousse

Haddock with batter bits at Tredwell’s

Sides

Ginger cake

Salted caramel with warm chocolate

The bill for 3