Updated: Nov 2, 2019
A delicate twist on fresh local produce
Location: Ivory House, dokke, E Smithfield, London E1W 1AT
Saturday queue time: You don't have to queue if you book in advance! But we queued for about 10 minutes without.
The open-plan kitchen makes it a little more unique. What's not to love about watching (and smelling) your food being cooked right in front of you?!
What we ordered:
First dish to be served and it already made an impression with its lingering aroma. The okonomiyaki sauce and Japanese mayonnaise screamed umami flavours; and yes you can get this at any other restaurant but it was no doubt D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!
I saw this on instagram and instantly knew I had to order it. Loved the concept and playfulness of the dish. The egg white was as expected - extremely fluffy. And if you're as particular about runny egg yolks as I am, you'd be drooling for this dish. I did, however, think that the kale was too salty (coming from a salt addict you know it's true) especially when paired with the chorizo. Nevertheless, a delightful dish and one I'd recommend. Did I also mention it's gluten-free?
I was pretty excited for this dish cause it sounded interesting from the menu. The watermelon granita added the summer kick to the dish but as it melted, it also meant that you'd get a soggy waffle. It was overall a very beautifully put together dish but we'd hope for something more substantial especially for the price we were paying.
Before summer ends, I'd recommend getting one of their fresh juices to pair with your meal. We ordered the melon juice and it was super refreshing!
Have a walk around St. Katherine's Dock. It was my first time here and it's such a hidden gem with its own little waterside community.
Walk along the River Thames to enjoy the view of London's defining landmark, Tower Bridge. And if you want to let out the Dora the Explorer in you, wrap up your day with a visit to the Tower of London.
Thanks for staying till the end and hope you enjoyed this post!
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