Social Eating House
Take the stress out of dining in London.
Social Eating House opened in Poland Street earlier this year and is regularly getting at least 4/5 star reviews – so thought it was about time we checked it out.
I booked no.58 for a 7 pm sitting (they were fully booked around this time for about a week!).
We were greeted at the door by a very welcoming gentleman who took us to our seats.
We sat down and within minutes were sipping into our first drinks: Nicolas a cocktail and myself a Prosecco
I had a Prosecco “Argeo”, Ruggeri, Italy – it was bubbly and dry and left a wonderful finish – one of the nicest Prosecco’s I have had in London.
We then decided to their Jars. These are pots of a pate type mixture served with slices of bread or poppadoms to be shared…
Confit duck rillet, spiced mango, chicory jar – it was deliciously full of flavour – definitely, recommend!
Smoked mackerel pate, horseradish cream – in comparison to the Duck – this lacked a little something but nevertheless well crafted.
The Main Event
I choose Jerusalem artichoke, roast cep, Scottish scallop, pork skin, marsh samphire and Nicolas went for the Roasted monkfish loin, St. Austell mussels, courgettes, bok choi, roasted chicken juice.
My soup was beyond delicious – it was light almost like it had bubbles in it, the scallop was cooked to perfection – all the flavours complemented each other perfectly and the presentation was impeccable. Nicolas enjoyed his monkfish but commented that the jus it was served took away from the flavour of the fish – however very enjoyable.
I think he may have suffered a little food jealousy as the ladies next to us ordered the Duck “smoked ham, egg and chips” which looked divine.
With giggles, satiated bellies and bubbly heads we finished off our meal with a Social Eating House style “Wagon Wheel” toasted meringue, salted caramel, raspberry sorbet.
A fun twist on a time old classic – it had great flavours, which were really finished off by the dark chocolate wheel!
All in all, we had a great date night.
The service was quick and conscientious. The wine waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. To top it off the food was crafted with skill and flavour.
We left wanting to come back for more and try other dishes on the menu!
Social Eating House
58 Poland Street, Soho, London W1F 7NR
Tel: 020 7993 3251
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