Dinner at The Shed, London

Ever since eating at The Rabbit, I’ve wanted to come to The Shed. The original and highly-regarded by many, it was on my to-do list for a while.
But it’s happened. We’re a family full of sharers, so the sharing-plate theme of the restaurant works perfectly. The great quality and seasonal food also works pretty well for us too.
The mirrors at each end of the restaurant makes it seem like its a thousand times longer. All of us tripped out for a bit thinking the further end of the restaurant went on for ages. Even though we weren’t far at all from the closer end, Mum still thought that end went on for ages too, until she saw her face.
We hadn’t even drank anything yet, I swear!

The dinner starts off with the Mouthfuls.

Mushroom Marmite with Egg Confit. I preferred the Mushroom Maritime Eclairs from The Rabbit that we had last time.

Hake Rillettes with Lemon Marmalade, delicious.

Then Beetroot Crisp with Goats Cheese and Pear.

There are only 5 of these because I saw the word ‘beetroot’ and bailed. I only realised once it arrived that it’s beetroot crisp, and I can handle that no problem.

Idiot. Now I’ll never know.

Oh well, I felt better soon…

Yes, with some wine. And more food, naturally.

An array of dishes arrived one by one at the table. First, Chorizo, Labneh, Crisp Bread and Kale.

Rainbow Beetroot Salad with Nutbourne Feta, Sunflower Seeds and Star Anise.

Stout Smoked Mackerel, Pumpkin, Kale, Cranberry and Linseeds.

Lulworth Scallop, Blood Orange, Fennel, Shallot, Sea Purslane.

Hake, Lemon Potato Vinaigrette, Sea Beet and Mussels.

Our favourite, the Lamb Chips with Harissa.

Three plates, please!

Pan Fried Goat’s Cheese, Hazelnut, Honey, Thyme.

I tried to avoid this as cheese in the evening gives me really vivid dreams/nightmares (does anyone else get this too? I Googled it and it’s a think I’m not a weirdo I swear). But everyone left a mouthful so I couldn’t let it go to waste!

Tempura Duck Liver, Bacon Jam, Red Wine Lentils, Lovage.

Nutbourne Venison, Smoked Potato, Artichoke, Three Cornered Garlic.

Maybe I over-ordered a tad…

But of course, I had to finish off the meal with one of the best desserts in London – The Shed Magnum Vienetta Parfait.

No one else wanted any, but I had to order it anyway. As expected, a few spoons attempted to steal some. Good thing I’m so nice and sharing.

I’m not sure which I liked better, The Shed or The Rabbit. I think my expectations were built up too much before I came here, which probably didn’t help!
Anyway, both great places with the friendliest, chattiest staff you’ll meet!

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