What feels like forever ago, a couple of friends and I dined at Tom's Kitchen in Canary Wharf for a celebration.
Outfit Deets - Dress (Zara), Necklace (Monsoon), Watch (Michael Kors), Shoes (Office)

I'm a big fan of Tom Aitken's Somerset House branch of his Tom's Kitchen restaurants. The venue is light and airy, service was always great, and the food was incredibly good value. It became a regular go to when taking clients out for meals. Pocket friendly wows, can't go wrong.

In honor of the occasion, I got all dressed up in my favourite Zara summer dress. It really is that orange!

The shoes are from Office (similar here). The necklace is from Monsoon (similar here).

When an offer landed in my inbox from Opentable advertising a 3 course meal deal for £30 including a prosecco at the Canary Wharf branch of Tom's Kitchen, I jumped at the opportunity to show my friends round the neighborhood and of course chow down.

After much deliberation of the set menu offer, we decided to go off plan and get into the a la carte options instead. And boy did we deliberate.

So without further ado, here's what we ate.

For starters, we shared the Pan Fried Foie Gras with a duck egg and bacon. Awesome salty savoury melty goodness. 

Far too rich and delicious to be good for you or your arteries. All round winner.

For mains, we worked through:

Tomato risotto - a little on the salty side but the rice was perfectly cooked.

The Open Steak Sandwich with Watercress, Tomatoes, and Shallot Rings.

It looked great but apparently the meat was a little chewy which was unfortunate.

My choice was the Shepherds Pie with 4 different types of cheese. Yeah. Awesome.

And of course we can't forget the sides - truffle fries triple cooked with parmesan & heirloom tomato salad.

I wasn't impressed with the fries. From the whole pile only one or two of them had the proper triple cooked texture (crispy almost like glass on the outside and fluffy on the inside). The rest tasted like they had been frozen not too long beforehand. The parmesan kinda tasted like cardboard. The tomatoes on the other hand were delicious, really sweet and fresh.

Considering how fantastic the Somerset House branch was, the food here tasted more like fast food almost. It's surprising they are part of the same family. Such a shame.

So yeah maybe stick to the Somerset House branch of Tom's Kitchen. Or even the one in Chelsea which has had great reviews. Either or. Just get over there :).



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