Art St Kitchen Review

The Art St Kitchen located in DoubleTree by Hilton in Westminster boldly claims ART ON A PLATE as their strap line. When I looked the restaurant up and looked at the photos of their beautifully presented dishes on bold coloured dishes it certainly got my taste buds going and my eyes popping. I headed to the Art St Kitchen last weekend with a guest to try out their dinner menu. We were greeted by the manager Chris on arrival, who kindly allowed us to be seated at our table 45 minutes early… You see we were going to grab a drink at a bar nearby but couldn’t find a good one, so hoped we could get our table early. Luck was on our side and Chris was very accommodating in getting us seated early and near a window.

He went through the menu with us and recommended we choose  three – four small plates each, which would be a good amount to share. I asked for some recommendations and he happily told us some of his favourites which included the zucchini fries (priced at only £4) and the salt beef gherkin croquettes.

Right lets start with the salt beef and gherkin croquettes, which came on top of mustard and parsley. The salt beef was juicy and the croquette was nice and crunchy, but not overly cooked. It was the first dish to have tucked into and I was very happy.

The Fried squid which came with lemon slices was another winner, deliciously crispy, and it was the dish we both fought over, so just a heads up, order the squid dish each. It was simple but perfectly executed.

Now I’m not really a fan of scotch eggs, but we were told it was firm favourite on the menu, so not to make a mistake and miss out, of course we ordered the dish. The Potato and truffle scotch egg did not disappoint, bursting with flavour and cooked perfectly.

If sharing plates aren’t really your thing, there are some dishes that come in bigger portions, my guest opted for the sliced flank steak, shitake mushrooms, garlic and horseradish, this came in at £15 – again very good value for money. All theses dishes were presented creatively, so yes I can happily say that their bold slogan Art on a plate certainly rang true.

We sipped on the second round of our lychee martinis before we could take on eating desserts. Don’t be fooled these small dishes will fill you up, so don’t go crazy ordering more than four plates each unless of course you can handle it.

For desserts we had the black forest chocolate tart which was rich and indulgent and the apple tarte tatin which came with cinnamon ice cream to share. The perfect finish to a delicious dinner. Throughout our dinner we were well looked after by the manager Chris, and our lovely Australian waitress. The menu is interesting, without being over the top and the atmosphere was relaxed and by about 9 o’clock the restaurant really came to life.

The Art St Kitchen offers up breakfast, lunch and dinner, so no doubt we will be coming again to try out their tasty breakfast menu.


Address: DoubleTree by Hilton, Art Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 4DD

Written by and photographed by Nyla S.