Witha touch of the mid week blues we felt the need for a glass of the red and a good bit of grub and so upon recommendation we took a break from the office and headed to Pacific Oriental. A former banking hall the interiors are pretty grand combining high decorative ceilings, potted palms, and lavish curtains. The restaurant is split into a brasserie/bar, which is renowned for its cocktail menu, and the Mezzanie allows diners to overlook the action below. Drinkers beware they can see exactly what you’re up to!
Food wise we opted for a selection of starters, our favourite was the prawn and green mango spring roll but the tiger prawn tempura and the prawn spring onion gyozas where also worth a mention. Keeping with the fish theme main we dived into the sea bass which came with a cripy onion crust and sage orange marmalade – a perfect combination of sweet and savoury, crispy fried rare tuna with sweet and sour onions and kimone dressing and Nasi Goreng (that’s special fried rice with shallots, pork, prawn and pineapple for those who couldn’t guess). Sounds good? It was!
Pacific Oriental, 52 Threadneedle Street, EC2R