Up at South Kensington tucked away on Waltom Street is a small kitchen cafe called Baity Kitchen. You could be visiting your friends house for dinner, the staff are that welcoming which is quite fitting as the name Baity means “my home” in Arabic. And the food, well yeah the food is bloody good…
The menu changes daily and the selection of salads on display reminded us of Ottolenghi, fresh and colourful they emit a silent sound which cries “Eat me, Eat me!”. We ate the salads as a starter and tried six different ones – three on each plate not six plates as that would be greedy! The salads were all well dressed and seasoned, our favourite was a toss up between the beetroot salad, the chickpea and the Greek.
For mains the Greek roasted pepper stuffed with a rice and herb mixture was coated in a tomato sauce and Greek yoghurt, the dish was based on an old greek recipe and it did not disappoint. The chicken in soy sauce with honey roast carrots had just the right balance of sweet and savoury. Both dishes were made from fresh ingredients and you could really taste the different flavours and fresh herbs which are homegrown in the small garden.
The restaurant also caterers for children, we took one along and he dined on homemade vegetable pizza and potato wedges. He cleaned the plate which is an achievement in itself and surely a sign of how good the food is.
For dessert there is a selection of treats made fresh everyday, we shared a Vanilla Cheesecake. Served in a huge slab the creamy cheese was delicately flavoured with a biscuit base packing the crunch – Thumbs up.
There is one more thing we’ll say about this place you certainly get your moneys worth – portions are huge, ingredients are fresh and nearly everything is homemade. Check it out.
Baity Kitchen 172 Walton Street, SW3