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
3 Milner St SW3 0845 345 1723
Previously The English House, this revived classic is now under the aegis of Richard Corrigan (Lindsay House) with a clean, minimal but inviting look using interesting materials like strips of slate on the walls. Corriganâs rus in urbe style of cooking is present in a satisfying mix of good country ingredients, often mixing fish and meat, to often stunning effect. Look for confit duck and dandelion salad with a prune and foie gras butter, or cream of chorizo soup with a poached oyster. Mains continue in a similar vein with honey roast bacon, buttered cabbage and parsley sauce or roast wood pigeon accompanied by a surprising sweet potato and butternut squash ravioli. Poached plums are not seen frequently enough and here their richly red sensuousness is well complemented by a frangipane base and vanilla mascarpone. Good wines and engaging service.