YES! Life is fabulous when you have a dinner date with your friends! Eating…drinking…more eating! Seriously. YES
Recently I went to Marcus Wareing’s latest “accessible eating” venture – aka normal people like you and me can eat there without putting down a mortgage. A food mortgage. SO, accessible ol Tredwell’s turned out to be accessible trendy; myself and my friends Wilma and Katie were ushered through a super sleek black corridor to our super sleek black table and immediately offered a cocktail. Sweet.
I ordered a “Down the Apples and Pears” (Belvedere vodka, apple, pear, elderflower, thyme) which was a delight after a long hard day at work. Cheers!
Myself and pals were invited to the restaurant as theatre buffs to try the pre-theatre menu (the Tick Tock Menu,) a tasty looking script with 3 courses for £20. Can’t argue with that!
Choosing between the pumpkin soup served with goats cheese, seeds and sourdough and the chicken liver mouse served with bacon jam and toast was somewhat like Sophie’s choice. After some umming and ahhing I opted for the mousse. Mostly because the word “mousse” is fabulous. In the past a whipped meat has freaked me out, but I have recently discovered that it is actually quite delicious and this little liver lovely was no exception (is alliteration when it comes to meat produce wrong?!)
I am all about a savoury jam, especially during the winter and the bacon jam was quite the delight! Similarly the toast perfectly complimented the mousse. So far so good!
As I ordered my main, a seasonal sprout, cauliflower, hazelnut and Berkswell cheese gnocchi, I decided a nice glass of merlot would be a perfect accompaniment; it was. HONEY LOVES HER A WINE…and merlot is my fav!
I did find my main a touch on the small side but I suppose when there are three courses to be had, you don’t want to waddle like an overstuffed sausage to the theatre or to your next engagement.
As I wasn’t quite at capacity I decided to order the somewhat irresistible warm ginger cake with caramel and cream. Mmmhm. Yes. Hoooo yes! Hit me with your warm caramelly layer!
I left Tredwell’s having had a good old gossip with my friends and a fabulous three course meal. Hurrah! Thanks Treds!
Tredwells is situated on Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H 9NY. The Tick Tock Menue is available from 12p to 6.30pm and again from 10-11pm for the night owls!
For the purposes of disclosure, the meal was complimentary BUT I wouldn’t praise it if I didn’t enjoy it :).