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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.
As we prepare to reopen our doors, we are committed to giving our guests a remarkable dining experience. We have therefore made several enhancements to our menus and service style, which will allow us to continue to provide exquisite food and exemplary service delivery within a safe environment.
The changes we are implementing for our style of service will still bear our trademark attentiveness, whilst respecting and adhering to the recommended distance between our guests and our teams.
Although our menus will feature fewer dishes, the ethos of our Kitchens remains the same. Our evolved menus will still offer a selection of contemporary small plates from two distinctive cuisines, with the addition of our new Kitchen Entrées and Our Kitchen Specialities.
As all our dishes are designed to be placed in the middle of the table and shared, this adaptation will provide a number of larger signature dishes, should our guests desire to select their own course.
We look forward to welcoming you all to this next chapter in the story of our Kitchens.
20 Mercer Street
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £60.|
|Opening hours:||Open Wed-Fri 5pm-11pm; Sat 12:30pm-11pm|
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