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This is a second visit to Tom Aikens.. I was here a couple months back and was super impress with the food and had a wonderful experience.. (click here to see the post)

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So with my mum paying a visit, I just have to bring her to try out the food..
This time the food was even better than last time!
The food was appealing to look at and lovely to eat.. Bold and intense flavours.. Super good!
With the last time trying the lunch menu, I wanted to explore the a la carte…

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As usual a complimentary small plate and bread basket is given.. This time its red cabbage with beetroot foam and mixed breads of onion bacon brioche, semolina bun, rustic brown bread with mushroom butter and bacon butter which goes down our tummy very quickly…

Well then lets continue with the main event.. For starters…

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Scallops with grilled leeks puree and smoked egg yolk, foie gras with fermented turnip and turnip salad

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And pheasant with foie gras boudin and lentils… All were amazing and faultless.. The flavour combinations was surprising and the contrast of textures enhances the dish well.. Each bite leave us with a smile on our face… For example that scallops was tender and the burnt leek purée had that unique sweet and aromatic character that compliments the scallop well.. The foie gras was rich yet not heavy and the turnip salad had the acidity that cut the foie gras amazingly well.. The pheasant was also faultless.. Amazing set of starters

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With the first course done, we look forward to the mains of beef short rib with fermented grains, halibut with salt baked celeriac and truffle butter

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With pork fillet smoked in hay, confit carrots and pork rillette..

The halibut was delicious.. The butter sauce was creamy and light and the truffle infusion compliments the sweet flaky halibut super well.. The short ribs was fork tender and rich.. All the components went well but it was abit too salty at the end for my preference.. The pork dish was also a delight, you get the combination of the moist pork, sweet bitey carrots and herby rillette…

Tom Aiken doesn’t disappoint, the food was delicious or I would say even more than the first visit and the combinations of flavours and texture was fantastic… This is one of my favourite place and its a place I would say you MUST give it a try!

Price: ££££ ( 2 course lunch set £28, £32 for 3 course, £90 for 7-course tasting and a la carte of starter ~£18-20 and starter of ~£25 to £35)
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