The food in this excellent little place has that elusive quality which reminds you of creative home cooking: nourishing, and more-ish. I had a sirloin steak with pepper sauce, french fries, and a side-order of broccoli: it comes with aioli and salad, and I must say I thought it was absurdly underpriced. Excellent desserts include Eton Mess, and a yummy Pavlova.
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Posted: Tue Feb 26 2013
The Belsize Kitchen is independently run and owned by a New Zealand born chef, Adrian Stoddard. Originally from Auckland he has been working and living in the UK since 2005.
His work experience starts in New Zealand, working with a French Head chef for 4 1/2 years in a bistro restaurant, which involved classic French cuisine, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and pizza, another year was spent running a small kitchen for a newly opened cafe in Auckland.
The UK is where he really learnt his trade, working in a five star hotel resort in Cornwall, The Absolute Ice Bar in Heddon Street and most recently as Head Chef of The Lord Stanley pub in Camden.
Adrian also has a Diploma in Hospitality Management and personally a passion for using fresh seasonal ingredients to make simply, well cooked food without too much fuss.
Opening his own place has always been a dream of his, so he can share his food and passion with the public and use his creativity to inspire great menus.