On Thursday when Maria and Daniel had dropped their bags off at the hotel I took them to my local pub for dinner. Little Otto was awake a little in the beginning and although the pub didn’t have any high chairs it was no problem bringing him into the restaurant. After some bread Daniel took him for a walk and in the meantime Maria and I enjoyed some wine and delicious food.
My perfectly grilled plaice with clams, seaweed butter, fennel puré, samphire and pickled cucumber was utterly delicious. The flavours worked really well together and the seaweed butter was amazing.
Both Maria and Daniel had the fried cornish cod (also perfectly cooked), ‘nduja risotto, salted almonds, aoili and pecorino. They absolutely loved it and the blurry picture above hardly does it justice, sorry about that!
My main course was fantastic but not super filling and not in the mood for something sweet I decided on a starter instead. The foie gras and chicken liver parfait with a thin layer of white wine jelly served with toasted brioche was also delicious.
Daniel, also not completely full was in the mood for pudding and had the chocolate crémeux with caramel ice cream, olive oil and barley. Divine!
Last time I had dinner here was probably more than a year ago and I remember it being nice but nowhere near this good. Trust me, I will be back shortly to sample the rest of the menu… and maybe have that plaice again.
The Sand’s End, 135-137 Stephendale Road, London SW6 2PR