Saturday, 5 February 2011

The Cuckoo Club

I was recently invited to attend a bloggers dinner at The Cuckoo Club to mark the launch of their new menu.

The dining room has a very glamorous feel to it, with moody purple lighting and opulent table dressing, not shown below.

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The standout dishes were the lighter options, tuna tartare and monkfish in potato broth, chef Chris Parker clearly catering for the calorie conscious clientele. Every dish on the menu is dairy free. The clear highlight of the evening for me were the fabulous cocktails. Upon arrival we were treated to any cocktail of our choice, I opted for a long gin based tipple with pink grapefruit. Jemma's cucumber selection was a revelation, so fresh and moreish, garnished with fresh dill. Almost visible in my picture was an impressive array of garnishes including countless fresh herbs, yellow cherry tomatoes, chillis, lemongrass and whole yellow peppers which acted as vessel for one of the selection on the menu. Very impressive. Unfortunately all my snaps of the food are practically unviewable due to the lighting.

The Cuckoo Club restaurant is open Wednesday to Saturday from 8pm and I'd recommend it to anybody interested in having a pre night out bite to eat, where the focus of the evening will be the booze. That said what's on offer here is certainly a cut above most club menus and full marks to The Cuckoo Club for paying attention to the food and making an attempt to appeal to the foodie as well as the party animal.

I dined as a guest of The Cuckoo Club and thanks to Sarah from LDR London for inviting me along.

The Cuckoo Club
Swallow Street

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foodiefisher said...

This certainly sounds like it should be on my list of places to visit prior to a drinking soiree. Thanks for the tip and great review!

Boo said...

Hey foodiefisher, thanks for the comment. Definitely worth checking out for those amazing cocktails and for eats too if you're into healthy eating.