St Katherines, Kew
I was expecting it to be more formal than what it was,It was ultra casual, cuttlery in cans,bread in paper bags,chips in paper buckets.
The food and service were both good but we made the mistake of ordering the feed me menu which sounded great at the time but we would have been better off ordering a la carte.
soundouts were the salmon,ancient grain salad,patates,lamb dumplings.
Next time I'll be coming back to try the sticky pork ribs,pork belly on the spit,Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder,patates with tarama butter,taramosalata dip, kfc,moussaka & some of their delicious desserts.
I'll be back
The staff were extremely friendly, the meals were fantastic! My husband wanted to steal the sauces that came with the KFC as they were delicious combined! We had dips which were full of flavour and the wait staff kept offering to bring more bread (not done in other places!)
The food was sublime, wine delicious, service outstanding! Already planning our next visit!
Upon paying our bill the wait staff even presented us with a small dessert with sparkler on it and writing 'Happy Anniversary' in chocolate with sprinkles...
Don't pay any attention to poor reviews...I don't know what their problem is because we had a wonderful time at St Kat's and are already planning a return visit!
The wait staff really know their stuff, and are able to describe in detail all the intricacies of the menu. We went with the 'Quick Kat', which is the tapas-style sharing meal. Each of the small offerings was plated decoratively or innovatively (the bread for dipping came in a brown paper bag and the white bait was in a cardboard 'Dixie' cup).
The mix of flavours was imaginative but it worked well. We shared a dessert (peanut butter ice cream rolled in baklava crumbs - YUM), which came with a sparkler and special garnish for our anniversary. That was a nice touch.
This restaurant is one of our new favourites for special occasions, but there were a lot of frequent-flyers in there with kids, who must just treat it like 'the local'.
We were about 15 minutes late due to awful traffic, but we got in and seated in no time. We ordered the 4 course share menu, which was easy as we haven't been here before.
First wave of food was out super quick and was really lovely. Fresh hummus and arancini balls so good they made me jealous (my ones aren't even close!), marinated fetta, fresh olive and herb bread & pide breads. Delicious!
I don't eat lamb, and they were accommodating and gave me my own plate of chicken and quail. We also got given a separate platter of chicken and lamb for my husband who eats anything. There was some perfectly cooked Salmon fillets, a refreshing salad and the highlight for me...this incredible middle eastern rice with carrot and apricot. It was fantastic!
We were starting to feel a bit full at this stage, and then the final wave of food hit us and it was not only well presented to the point you felt bad stuffing up the work of art, but after you got over that, you found it all so tasty you forgot you were full.
We had shot glasses of choc chip chocolate mouse with whiskey jelly. The mouse was topped with a fresh cherry sauce filled round cinnamon donut. So soft and fluffy!
Then the other platter (the work of art) was designed with a honey panacotta, lemon sorbet & what looked and tasted like raspberry sherbert. Fantastic mix for the palette.
The service was swift the whole night, and the staff were pleasant. The only disappointing thing about the night was that we over-stuffed ourselves. Our fault, not the restaurants.
We will certainly be back here, and I will be advising all my foodie friends to try it.
"Wow, you must have been to some fantastic places if you only gave them 3 stars for service etc. We couldn't fault them when we went there - they must have had an offering day for you. Otherwise, a great description of a wonderful meal. I enjoyed it with you!"
I have since returned with a large group and tried the banquet - the most expensive of the three options they offer. No dietary allergy or intolerance was too much trouble ( i called in advance) and the food was truly exceptional. we ROLLED out of there with our tummies full and our palates exhausted!!!! The peanut butter parfait was a standout for me, but honestly, it was a totally exquisite night!!!!! will be back again, and again and again!!!"