Angler

Angler is a discreet, lovely restaurant above the fabulous South Place Hotel, near London’s Liverpool Street station in the heart of the city. Having spent much time in the bar downstairs, I finally got to try the michelin starred delight twice in a month! Both times taking some very special people (you know who you are!). I was delighted to take them somewhere where the service is friendly, the food is well thought out and delicious, the décor is cool and… they have a roof terrace!

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Another wonderful thing, which proves to me the perfect lack of pretension, is that they have a set menu for dinner as well as lunch, for only £35 per person – that is incredible for London!

A luscious canapé of mushroom donut with spiced onions, served on a warm slate was an interesting beginning. The sommelier was helpful, and apparently because they pour wines without removing the corks they are able to serve a good selection. I certainly enjoyed my Spanish sauvignon!

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Next was an amuse bouche of cauliflower with saffron meringue… I dont know how someone came up with this, but it was an utterly delicious concoction!

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My favourite was possibly my starter, it was as beautiful as it was tasty. Squid, scallops, fregola and roast pepper purée…

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Whilst my guest enjoyed a simple dish of perfectly cooked asparagus hollandaise

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For my main, I had a stunning risotto of morel mushrooms. Veggies never tasted so good!

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And my dessert was the same both times: Buttermilk panna cotta, raspberry and rose jelly, lychee granita – this is possibly my favourite dessert ever. I really hope they don’t ever take this off the menu!

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Another dessert was this lovely chocolate and lemon tart

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Ending the meal symmetrically, we were served donut truffles which were utterly delicious too!

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For the price, level of service and quality of food, this is the total package. Highly recommended as somewhere to head to treat yourself anytime. And dont forget to grab a drink in the hotel bar while you are there!

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