At the heart of London Drake and Morgan’s Drift restaurant adds a pizzazz to dinner and drinks. A sanctuary in the chaos of London. From Bloody Marys at breakfast, through to lazy lunches and crafted cocktails in the early hours, The Drift has it all. Find a hidden alcove or discover the fine dining nook, here it’s the little details that make the difference. Stay a little longer, drift a little further, just don’t be surprised when the hours fly by.
We headed down to the Drift for some Friday night drinks and dinner. We were struck firstly by how busy it was, the overflow ran outside the bar and you could hear the cool sounds of the DJ. If you are wanting a quiet Friday night meal, this is probably not the place for you. We loved the buzz and music and got us ready for a lively weekend.
Starting off our night with Pornstar Martinis we were ready to dig into some amazing food. If you have ever been to a Drake and Morgan restaurant you will know that the food is great and affordable. The Drift did not disappoint sticking with the traditional menu offered through Drake and Morgan venues.
For my starter I had the scotch egg with chorizo and smoke paprika mayonnaise, the scotch egg was divine with the perfectly tender bright orange yoke. The chorizo and smoke paprika mayonnaise added a deep flavour which perfectly matched the sweetness of the pork in the scotch egg. My friend had what I can only call the most amazing squid for her starters, they were crispy and tasty.
Our mains were great, but by this time we were pretty full already. I tried the pan-fried cod with crushed potato and artichoke gremolata with a side of buttered spinach. The dish was not my favourite; it was good but there was nothing that stood out. The flavours were quite subtle but could have been made more exciting. My friend had the Thai green curry with prawns, now this dish was amazing!!! The flavours were perfect and there was a little bit of a spicy kick in the curry that made it to die for.
You can probably imagine that by this time we were full to the brim! We had to squeeze a dessert in. I had the Eton Mess and my friend tried the Knickerbocker Glory. By this time, we were pretty tipsy on our Pornstars; from what I remember they were as divine as the rest of our meal.
We would definitely say jump on the tube to Liverpool Street and visit The Drift. You will not be disappointed.
Written by Abi Onaboye
The Drift, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY