Angler South Place Hotel and as the name may suggest it specialises in fish. Whilst the restaurant is on a rooftop the views aren’t anything to shout about but it’s what’s inside the room and on the plates that will keep you coming back time and time again…sits on top of the brand spanking new
To start the Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar with lime and chilli was a perfectly constructed dish, small squares of apple embeded within meaty chunks of tuna added a lovely crunchy texture, the dish was so well seasoned it almost made us cry.
Scallop & Lobster Ravioli in butter sauce was a rich dish but well sized thus not to spoil the next courses. Steamed Wild Bass with crushed potato, sauce vierge and herb salad was laid out like a piece of art, a thick, flaky generous piece of fish sat on top of a mound of crushed potatoes topped with a bush of greens. Whilst grilled Lobster was exactly that, a succulent, juicy shellfish if ever there was one.
A sherry trifle topped with chewy pisatchio nuts was a grown up twist on a classic nana dish whilst Baked Rice pudding with Victorian plums and clotted cream was a hug in a bowl, a big bowl. The dish ended with some homemade chocolates filled with mint cream, reminiscent of the good old After Eights everyone buys you for Christmas, or did in the 90s.
From the bread to the triffle this place is well and truly on the ball. Go there before everyone else does…