Today is #MyFavouriteRestaurant for #RestaurantWeek and we thought we’d share the Sauce teams favourite restaurants (we promise, no clients included!).
Sam: Mine is The Wheelhouse in Falmouth. One of those you don’t want to share because you want to keep it all to yourself! Seafood caught on the day, served simply. Make sure you wear a hat!
Natalie B: A favourite of mine is Koba on Rathbone Place which I went to a few years back. Very memorable Korean food. Small restaurant and each table has a mini hot-plate grill over which the waiter cooks delicious marinated meats. A standout dish was their take on steak tartare which included Nashi pear, yum!
Hazel H: One of my favourite restaurants is the Sole Bay Fish Co in Southwold. Located in the middle of the harbour you can order different seafood platters, it is also bring your own so a nice beer or two from the Adnams brewery is a must!
Kerry: Ooo, that’s a difficult one but I guess it would have to be Salon, in the heart of Brixton Market. You get what you’re given, in the form of a set menu but it never fails to delight. Lush x 100.
Natalie D: One of my favourite restaurants in London is a small neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Balham called Buccis. The place always has a great atmosphere, the staff are really friendly and the food is delicious/ great value. It’s like a mini Italy experience in South West London!
Amy: One of my favourites is Bintang in Kentish Town. It’s a neighbourhood pan-asian restaurant (the Malaysian dishes are the best though). It’s a little shabby but the food is fantastic (pretty much everything comes spicy), cheap and best of all it’s BYO! They also have a hidden garden out, the Bear garden (no idea why!) where they get the BBQ going on a sunny day. It’s family run and the staff are so friendly, and it has been there 25 years. They’ve recently started doing take-away delivery too, making me very lazy as it’s around the corner from my house!
Claire: A favourite restaurant of mine is Yalla Yalla in Soho. Tucked away down a dingy- and slightly questionable- Soho street, it serves up some of the best Lebanese and Middle Eastern street food I’ve ever had. It’s tiny, with tables packed close together and you will no doubt have to queue to get in (or give up and go to their bigger site on Winsley Street) but luckily, you can order drinks on the street whilst you wait. Once in, the food is amazing- baba ghannouj, batata harra and soujoc are all dishes you must order- and tastes impeccably authentic and delicious. In fact, I think I’m overdue a visit…
Caroline: A definite favourite is Honey & Co. The Middle Eastern dishes are simple, but full of flavour. I still think about the Georgian spring lamb salad with plum sauce, tarragon and fennel salt I had the last time I was there. The restaurant is tiny, the atmosphere is buzzing and the passion for good food shown by husband and wife owners Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer is infectious.
Anna: Jin Kichi is a cosy little restaurant in Hampstead serving amazing Japanese food in an informal, relaxed setting. Sit at the bar upstairs and watch the chefs at work, or grab a table in the basement and gorge on tempura, yakitori, sushi…
Louisa: Café St Honore in Edinburgh. It was my first proper restaurant experience as a young girl and I’ve been back for special occasions ever since. You feel like you’re in Paris, the menu features fabulous Scottish produce and there’s always a great buzzy atmosphere – who could ask for more?!
Kate: I am a massive fan of Nobu, although I have only been once, but it was for my 21st so I have lovely memories. Otherwise Askham Hall in Cumbria serves the most delicious local produce to an incredibly high standard.