How would I describe Piquet in one word? Perfect. This dazzling restaurant is tucked down Newman Street near Tottenham Court Road and is in a superb location for the pre-theatre meal before a showing at the Dominion Theatre. Piquet was recommended to me on Twitter and what a discovery it was.
Firstly, we started with our cocktails, bread sticks and the oh-my-goodness-it-was-to-die-for cream. (Honestly, I can’t remember what it was but nonetheless it was beautiful in both texture and taste)
For me my pre-starter was what stole the show and what puts this restaurant up there in my top one’s in London: Beef Tea. (Truth be told it was only a pre-starter as my aunt and I couldn’t decide what starter to have.)
The beef tea left me speechless. It was clean, stunning flavours and pure perfection. I would say more but there are no more words that would do this dish justice so I shall insert an image instead…
The beef tea had set our standards very high on what we were expecting next but the chef did not disappoint us with Smoked Salmon, herbed Cornish Crab, avocado puree and Warm Native Lobster, coco de Paimpol, Autumn truffle sauce, tomatoes.
My main course was this beautiful loin of venison with braised cabbage, quince pureé and chestnuts. It was tender and perfectly balanced in terms of flavours. This meal was proving to be heaven on a plate. Alan Pickett is the chef of this upcoming restaurant in London who likes to use the most classic techniques, whilst using the most seasonal ingredients.
Pudding next, we shared an Assiette Gourmande; which is a selection of desserts. The apple sorbet with crumble was most certainly my favourite and suitable way to end the meal combined with Jing tea.
So if you are going to the Dominion Theatre or just worked your way down the shopping street and looking for somewhere to eat I would highly recommend going to perfect Piquet.