Dickie Fitz (CLOSED)
Time Out says
Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open.
Australia meets Asia at this smart all-day dining spot.
What the Dickie? Yup, it’s an Australasian restaurant in Fitzrovia. That’s Austral-asian, as in, Aussie-meets-Asian-fusion, so don’t come expecting kangaroo steak or aboriginal prints. Instead, the decor is contemporary (perhaps too contemporary – I’m not sure there’s ever a time for banana-yellow seating) and there’s a menu much like that of a fashionable Sydney restaurant. But the cooking? A mixed bag.
The best dishes came from the Asian (specifically, Japanese) side – plump lobster and prawn gyoza; the terrific tuna tataki. From the more ‘Aussie’ camp, top marks only went to one item: the brilliant – and brilliant-value – lamington, which comes sold as an oversized petit-four for a mere pound (a pound!). But elsewhere, there were lacklustre chicken ‘poppers’, too-hard fries and a too-oily piece of halibut with a flabby skin, teamed inexplicably with an also-oily ‘yuzu’ hollandaise.
I adored the Aussie-slang-themed names of cocktails (U Beaut, She’ll be Apples), but my Choice Bro lacked depth. Still, the room was buzzy and service well-meaning. So maybe, if the restaurant’s kitchen can just up her game a bit, ‘she’ll be apples’ after all.
48 Newman Street
|Transport:||Tube: Goodge Street|
|Do you own this business?|