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Cornerstone Hackney

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This was our fourth visit to Cornerstone so you might be wondering why we love it here so much. Well actually it’s very simple the fish dishes created by chef Tom Brown are amazing and the desserts by Kelly Cullen are delicious so when you match this along with the great friendly service the decision to keep coming back is very easy.

It was also, therefore, no surprise when they received yet another award meaning they are now the proud holders of 3 AA Rosettes. The surrounding area in Hackney Wick where the restaurant is situated is being developed all the time which surely can only benefit this place as well. It’s very easy to get to as its only a very short walk from the station and also close to the Olympic Village which in fact as it was a nice day is the route we took from Stratford. On our arrival we were given the usual friendly welcome just like our previous visits. Our table couldn’t have been better as it was right opposite the pass where Tom completes and makes sure each dish is perfect before it’s sent out. Our lunch started with a complimentary glass of bubbles courtesy of Tom. We were then given the menu which was full of fabulous new dishes to try as well as a couple of old favourites.

On our previous visits we’ve always ordered the entire menu so after deliberating if we could leave anything out only to remember how good they were before we decided to once again order everything. This decision brought a smile to the managers face as she remembered that we did this the last time.

We started with the most amazing Sourdough Toast with Netherend Farm Butter which was quickly followed by two selections of Oysters. The first is the original Pickled Oyster with Celery, Horseradish & Dill and the new Native Oyster with a Seaweed Hot Sauce.

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Once we finished the oysters we then ordered a fabulous bottle of Certosa an Italian Rose Wine from the Island of Capri which was a real delight and accompanied the remainder of the dishes nicely Next on the list was the first of stunning new dishes a fantastic Brill Tartare with Wild Garlic, Mushrooms & Egg Yolk. This was followed by Cured Gurnard with Grapes, Almonds & Sherry Vinegar. We finished this little section with a favourite the Mackerel Pate with Cider, Sea Purslane & heavenly Treacle Bread After enjoying a little break we were then treated to some fantastic St Austell Bay Mussels in a Cafe de Paris sauce just sublime especially when you come across a couple of beautiful Clams hidden at the bottom.

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Following this was another fabulous new dish of Fried Jerusalem Artichokes with Cod’s Roe & Hazelnuts before enjoying a couple of fabulous Hand Dived Scallops, Coral Butter & Lime a pure delight We then continued to another old favourite with a slight change the Potted Shrimp Crumpet now with Kohlrabi, Gherkins & Parsley but still amazing. This was followed by two more new dishes the first being a fabulous Roast Cornish Hake with Celeriac, Anchovy & Chilli. Then came the highlight of the day a truly stunning Whole Monkfish Tail with the famous Chicken Butter Sauce.

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If you come here even for just one dish then this is it.

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After enjoying the amazing dishes another rest was required. During this time manager then came over to ask if we’d like the cheese course or dessert. We looked at her and just smiled and she knew what was coming as we said you may now bring the rest. This is where the amazing Kelly Cullen takes over starting with a fabulous Cheese Course consisting of a Blue Cheese, Honey Cake, Figs & Walnuts a perfect combination. Now it was time for desserts and once again Kelly excelled herself with three absolute beauties. The first was a fantastic Sea Salt Praline Tart & Pecan simply amazing. The second was a stunning Pavlova with Rhubarb, Clotted Cream & Ginger. Then our last dessert was a fabulous Dark Chocolate Torte with Blood Orange & Creme Fraiche Ice Cream.

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We finished with a coffee and Petit Fours which brought to end another memorable lunch here at Cornerstone. Before we left it was nice to have a chat with Tom who really is such a nice person. I’d like to Thank Tom, Christian & Kelly for the amazing food plus thanks to the front of house team for their excellent service. Another plus is that the menu changes often which is great if you are local and are able to visit on a regular basis. So yes I would highly recommend a visit as you are really missing out if you haven’t been yet. I for one certainly won’t be leaving it too long before I return and try more of this restaurant’s amazing dishes 

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Randall and Aubin – Soho

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Randall and Aubin – Soho: This is by far my favourite restaurant. I first stumbled upon R&A in 2001 after leaving a disappointing West End show. I try and go back every time we visit London. The restaurant is a relaxed informal place with an energetic vibe. The staff are amazing; very attentive without being intrusive. Great menu. Lots of fish but also lots of other choices.

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There is a great Fruits de Mer showpiece dish to share. The wine is excellent and well chosen. My favourite thing about this restaurant is being seated at bench tables with other diners who you inevitably end up talking with and having a great time. I always leave R&A really happy (and probably a little drunk) after having a great dining experience. I’ve eaten here about a dozen times now over 16 years and every time the service, food and atmosphere are outstanding.

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Afternoon Tea at The Salt Room – Brighton

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The Salt Room Afternoon Tea

The Salt Room Afternoon Tea

Award-winning restaurant The Salt Room on Brighton’s seafront (recently included in the Sunday Times top 100) is pleased to announce the launch of their highly anticipated Afternoon Tea available from the 20th February.

Famed for locally sourced seafood and uninterrupted sea views, Afternoon Tea at The Salt Room plays to the restaurants strengths with captivating sweet and savoury offerings.

First, choose your tipple! Options include a variety of interesting JING teas, Roasted Bean Coffee Co. coffee or Champagne or a “Tea-Tail” cocktail for an added touch of luxe.

Then there are 5 options to choose from the Savoury Section including Truffled grilled cheese and Aged beef tartare & egg yolk jam sandwich – an innovative play on a traditional finger sandwich. Candy floss, Pistachio & raspberry Battenberg and a Rhubarb & custard macaroon are just a few of the treats on offer from the Sweet Section. Full menu below.

 

AFTERNOON TEA

JING tea or Roasted Bean Co., 24.95

 Jing flowering tea, 26.95

 East London G & T, 29.95

Taittinger Champagne, 34.95

 

SAVOURY (CHOICE OF 4)

Crab Scotch egg

 Rockeffeller oyster

Truffled grilled cheese

Salmon & squid ink bun

 Aged beef tartare & egg yolk jam sandwich

 

SWEET

Candy floss

 Plain scones

 House made clotted cream & strawberry elderflower jam

Chocolate pebbles

Pistachio & raspberry Battenberg

 Rhubarb & custard macaroon

Orange & yuzu posset

 

To book please call 01273 929488 or book via Favourite Tables or www.saltroom-restaurant.co.uk
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The Salt Room in Brighton celebrates its second Anniversary in style

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February 2017 sees award winning Restaurant The Salt Room celebrating their second anniversary. Located on the Brighton seafront opposite the new i360 Tower The Salt Room focuses on delivering the finest seafood to the table.

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Salt Room’s fruits of the sea

The Salt Room will be launching a brand new menu from the 16th February that boasts fresh and locally sourced seafood and some of the finest cuts of meat paired with delicate ingredients resulting in irresistible flavour combinations.

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The new menu will be divided into ten sections:

Snacks – Oysters – Raw Bar – The Starters – Crustaceans – Whole Fish & Share Dishes – Mains – Lobster – Meat and Side Dishes. With choices ranging from:

  • Seaweed Sourdough with Brown Crab Mayo and Tarragon Butter
  • Salt Cod Fritters with Whipped Smoked Cod’s Roe
  • Oyster served with shallot vinegar, verjus or horseradish and lime
  • Raw Beef with Cured Yolk, Sesame and Ponzu
  • Scallops in the Shell with Rosemary, Orange and Smoked Paprika
  • Bouillabaisse with Saffron and Red Pepper
  • Truffle Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Berkswell Cheese.

The now legendary seafood platter, ‘Surf Board’ will also be on offer from the new menu. Think oysters, langoustines, crab claws, clams and prawns garnished with wedges of juicy lemon and unusual sea herbs, all piled high onto a board for the table to share!

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Since it opened in 2015, The Salt Room have received several accolades and has been highly praised  in National and Regional press including Sunday Times Magazine, The Independent, Time Out, Stylist and many more.

The restaurant is owned by Razak Helalat who also runs the very successful sister restaurant The Coal Shed which opened nearly 6 years ago. Raz has teamed up with Head Chef Dave Mothersill whose cooking style has helped to define The Salt Room’s individuality, creativity and competitive edge.

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“I’m absolutely thrilled to be going into our 3rd year in business at The Salt Room. Since opening nearly 2 years ago, we’ve continued to grow internally and constantly overcome challenges. This has helped us to remain innovative in Brighton’s continually competitive restaurant scene. I’m absolutely delighted with everything that we have achieved so far and am looking forward to the future of both The Salt Room and The Coal Shed.”

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