During my trip to London in January 2018 for a weekend, the Saturday night was reserved for a musical play, Phathom of The Opera. I didn’t watch it when it came to Singapore. I was glad I finally did. And so, before the theatre, we went for our early dinner at Henrietta Restaurant in Henrietta Hotel along Henrietta Road in Covent Garden vinicity.
Since only Pre-Theatre Set meal was served, we turned to this only available option.
Restaurant spans across two floors, ground and second with consistency contemporary interior design theme. And they offer an open kitchen at the ground floor for diners to admire he chefs at work.
For the Pre-Theatre Menu, patrons has the option to choose either the 2-course or 3-course meal. We selected the latter.
Starting with our 2 starters, the Chicken Liver Parfait with Paris Brown & roscoff onions and Vegetable Broth with spatzle & lettuce.
We love the latter even though it was a plain simple vegetarian broth. In other words, Meatless, however, it was filled with sweetness of the produce. Chicken Liver Parfait was tasty too and the pairing with the sweet and sour onions was outstanding since the fruitiness cut through the intensed-flavour of liver.
Our Mains were the Butterfly quail with baby gem lettuce green, honey sour cream and Ricotta Dumpling, Chanterelles, Chestnuts and buttermilk. Both though equally good, there were hits and misses. The taste of the Quail was mainly briny. I would prefer it to taste on either more naturally or with other unique seasoning. While the latter dish, dumpling was too soft despite it was a flavourful dish.
For dessert, we chose the much raved about Freshly baked Madeleine, Chantilly Cream at supplement of £6. It was a shame that it didn’t live up to its name. It was too sweet for my liking. To fully enjoy this dessert, remember to slap the cream generously onto the Madeleine.
I didn’t enjoy the Warm Buckwheat Waffle with Smoked Fudge Sauce and Sour Cream either. Though the smokey sauce was unique on a waffle, the Waffle was a little rough due to buckwheat being used.
Overall, I enjoyed the dishes on the Pre-Theatre Set Menu Henrietta Restaurant.
14-15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QG, UK
Tel: +44 0 203 794 5314
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Piccadilly Line – Covent Garden