Anglo. London. 22nd April 2017

Mushroom and cep custard
Burnt leek tartlet
Cornish squid and dashi
White asparagus with salted duck egg and dill
Cod “Wellington” with seaweed and camomile
Blackwell’s farm lamb with violet artichoke and anchovy
Cheese and onion on malt loaf
Lemon curd and horseradish
Chocolate and yoghurt
English apple and Earl Grey

Anglo

30 St Cross St, London EC1N 8UH
Phone: + 44 20 7430 1503
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Mark Jarvis is not loud. He is not an attention seeker. He is there, cooking quietly, while others talk about him. He doesn’t need to be loud – his cooking does the talking!

I loved Anglo already at my first visit in October 2016. Already then the team clearly showed their direction. But in these four months between my first and the second visit they have brought their cooking to all new levels. The dishes ooze sophistication and beauty while playing with subtle nuances of colours and flavours as well when taking us for adventures with more daring and unusual combinations which always work stunningly well creating a surprising harmonies. Flavours at Anglo are clean and delightful and plating is beautifully enhancing the experience. Some dishes are new, some are very much improved versions of their classics (cheese and onion malt loaf for example – it was delicious already in the past, but now it is a whole new story which was from a delicious comfort bite transformed into a really sophisticated creation). I really enjoyed every single dish of this lunch while burnt leek tartlet, white asparagus with duck egg and cod Wellington were my favourites. Oh, and the cep custard! Well, I loved them all!  This fantastic seven courses menu is probably also best value tasting menu in London. It comes to your table at a cost of £45, wine pairing is £30 and you can expect to discover some really exciting wines on the way. While I am writing this and looking at the pictures I really wish I was eating these dishes again and obviously I am not the only one who loves to return. Anglo is always fully booked for dinner (book in advance!), so it’s not surprising that Anglo 2 is about to open its doors this year. All best to the team!

Andreja Lajh

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