Best local Indian Restaurant in Essex 2014
One of the finest Indian restaurants in Essex Caraway Indian Brasserie, in Gants Hill, has won the prestigious Best Local Indian Restaurant Award in the Restaurant Guides
The Hart Brothers
The Hart Brothers, who have made Quo Vadis and Fino into such success stories
Itâs always a challenge to recreate the experience of real Italian dining in the UK but at Quadrato, chef Marco Bax has done a fine job of importing his native, northern Italian (and beyond) cooking to the unpromising setting of the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf.
The restaurant is quiet and intimate and typical patrons are, inevitably, the bankers, lawyers and corporate entertainers of London's new financial centre. Roasted tiger prawns and squid with celery salad, lime hummus, and yoghurt dressing was succulent and flavoursome. Oven-baked rump of lamb, which was simply presented with horseradish, garden vegetables and rosemary. Risotto mantecato with radicchio and Dolcelatte was also first rate. Mantecato means creamy, and this perfectly cooked risotto, perfumed by the blue cheese, certainly was.
I find Italian desserts to so often be triumphs of style over taste, big flouncy things that promise so much and deliver so little. And nothing disappoints like bad Tiramisu. However, Quadratoâs version, more creamy than alcoholic, was excellent and beautifully presented with a mini pool of chocolate sauce.