Dinner at Back in 5 minutes, Brick lane
I enjoyed a great meal last night.
Tucked away, literally behind clothes shop, it all felt bit Anne Frank-
Iike, though it has to be said that the fate that awaited us was most definitely favourable.
I like the format of this little eatery and enjoyed every morsel on the tasting menu. The accompanying bread was crisp fragrant & fresh… living with a french man, I notice these things now. Each dish felt like a treat and I took a particular liking to the hot beetroot horseradish shot; which was rich and sweet. The veggie tartare also tasted superb.
Being a vegetarian I felt well served even with the main being the obligatory risotto. Note my use of vocab. Often, if not almost exclusively, risotto appears like a mandatory right in most of london’s eateries and especially in those serving carnivorous feasts for those inclined to eat our friends.
The wine list was not cheap but the choice, good. Service was friendly but the attached price tag steep, at nearly £30. I expect a slicker approach for my 12.5%. Maybe it was so on the account of the 2 phone calls confirming our booking in the days running up. But now I’m am just being bitchy.
Having said all of the above that I can only conclude that the overall evening spent in this bijoux was more than really pleasant. I enjoyed the ambiance, the quirky items on display, the sentiment that I took part in a feature film about Italian families in New York, pondering who would next need to find a horse head in their bed. Despite the hammer in my head this morning i can wholeheartedly recommend a visit.