After ‘Six Female Chefs, Three London Dinners’ super chef Angela Hartnett kindly invited me to dine at The Whitechapel Dining Room. What a treat.
Whitechapel is a simple dining room, with small tables all set out without fuss or ceremony , the simplicity creating an intimate, homely ambiance.
The staff are relaxed and friendly, happy to have a laugh and a joke while been effortlessly attentive.
I love going for tea with non-foodies, it gives the menu a whole new life, questions arise that would normally never be asked, even if the said foodie has no clue of the answer!
The enjoyment of a friend trying something for the first time is a wonderful thing and getting to that point can be full of hilarity, “truffle on chips, WHY?” and “What the hell is onglet?” were two of my favorite questions.
Kermack eventually decided to start with the lamb, which just melted in the mouth. I chose the special, Wood Pigeon, much to Kermack’s despair, images were conjured of a Trafalgar Square pigeon massacre. Brilliant. The dish was a delight, the prunes complimenting the strong game flavor.
The only way to go for a couple of meat lovers was the cote de boeuf and what a treat, high quality beef, medium rare, of course a little bit of food porn, yes.
Why not mix up your night with a visit to the gallery first followed by some seriously good food, awesome for the soul.