A Peruvian-Italian restaurant in a Radisson Blu Hotel.
It’s odd. You could draw a line lengthways down the dining room of Monmouth Kitchen and make two totally different restaurants. It’s set on the ground floor of Covent Garden’s Radisson Blu Hotel, which doesn’t exactly scream hipster, but sit looking out of the wide, industrial-chic windows onto cobbled Monmouth Street and it feels a little like you’re in a trendy café in Shoreditch. Swivel around 180 degrees, though, and you’re taken firmly back to hotel-land: City-type boys in shirt-sleeves, lounge music and just a bit too much air conditioning.
They’ve even split the menu in half for you: one side, Italian, the other Peruvian. Not a classic combo, but things looked up with the arrival of the first plate. Warm white ragu arancini had a perfect melting mozzarella centre, a surprisingly decent foil for the fiery chicken tacos that followed. Then things went downhill: a sea bass ceviche tasted like it had been marinated in a mixture of Jif lemon juice and sweet ’n’ sour Dip Dab. The quality of the fish was good though, and the service exemplary. All in all, it’s not a bad spot; just avoid that ceviche and insist on the seat facing the window.
|Venue name:||Monmouth Kitchen||Contact:|
20 Mercer Street
|Opening hours:||Daily noon-10.30pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £60.|
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Average User Rating
3.2 / 5
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- 4 star:2
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
Had a very disappointing dinner at Scoff and Banter in Covent Garden last night, (18/2/14). Mess up with the order taking meant that our meal was almost an hour getting out of the kitchen. When it arrived, it was wrong. We were going to the Theatre so did not have a lot of spare time to play with. I appreciate the managers efforts to reduce the bill and give some free drinks - he tried bless him - but the reality was that it was a pretty dreadful experience. Do not recommend the place.
Lunch menu: 3 plates £20 / 4 plates £25
From a set menu.Offer valid until Apr 30 2017