Thereis a basement joint on Wardour Street that has us very excited. A reservations-only restaurant serving creative British dishes and vintage cocktails, housed in the uber cool surrounds of a space designed by Lee Broom. It’s Old Tom & English.
More than just a restaurant Old Tom & English caters for an evening built on experience. From the greeting behind the front door to the theatre played out in the cocktails. The menu is designed for sharing, highlights include the popcorn cockles, deep fried cockles with salt and vinegar – seriously addictive – Scallops with red cabbage, pea & mint, goats cheese, bacon sand, sorrel and beurre blanc and lamb sweetbreads salad with pickled spring onions, charred leeks, gribiche sauce and chopped egg. Whilst Rump of lamb with fennel puree, mint dressing and crispy leeks simply fell away and melted in the mouth.
They knock up a mean Old Fashioned and have more than a few cocktails on the menu to keep you entertained, try the Iron Bru Martini. For a night of killer food, drinks and flare get down to Old Tom & English…they sure blew our minds!
187b Wardour Street, London, W1F 8ZB