It’s no surprise that going up the Sky Garden is pretty exciting, you get to see a marvellous 360 degree view of London, high up in the sky, its completely free and there is always a nice buzz amongst the visitors. I have been a few times before and have always had a great time, even when the weather is a little overcast. However this time we went up there to not only marvel at the view but to dine in the Fenchurch restaurant. Yes its fancy in there and it was a perfect excuse to wear a dress. We received a warm and friendly welcome and our host swiftly showed us to our table. We were sat next to the window, where we got to see a stunning view of London.
After taking a moment or two to take in our environment, we had a look at the menu, while a bottle of prosecco was brought to our table, always a good start to meal in my opinion. For starters I had the beef tartare, which came with beetroot and red sorrel, it was beautifully presented with such beautiful colours. The beef tartare was soft and tender, and went down nicely. My guest had the roasted quail with green beans, I of course had to have a bite, the quail was cooked to perfection and tasted divine. Definitely the winner in my books!
For my main I had the Herdwick lamb, which sat on a bed of trombetta, charred aubergine and fergola. Again beautifully presented and the lamb was fresh and tender, cooked perfectly, another dreamy dish, we were very impressed. Even though the portions were small, it didn’t feel like we were missing out and for the first time in a restaurant, I was comfortably ready to order dessert (normally I am bursting at the seams.
For dessert I opted for the 64% Manjari chocolate. It had a hard shell, which I broke into, to find what I can only describe as smooth chocolate moose, but a very fancy version. If like me you have a sweet tooth, this is the dessert to order. Rich, but not too rich, chocolaty and ever so smooth. It was the perfect end to our meal. Of course we didn’t stop there, once we left we walked around the sky garden taking in the view at night, a dark sky, lit up buildings in the city, it looked incredible.
To dine in, it’s quite expensive, but definitely the type of place to treat a loved one, perfect for their birthday or Anniversary, we had a magical memorable evening and I look forward to going back.
Address: Fenchurch Restaurant, 1 sky Garden walk, London, EC3M 8AF
Written by Nyla S.