If you’re sightseeing in London and after some top views, there’s no better place to get an eye-full of Big Ben and St Paul’s than at new fine dining restaurant The Cube. In London for just four months, the Electrolux Cube has been set atop the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank and is playing host to a whole load of mega talented Michelin starred chefs from across the country. Each one has a unique style and is using regional produce from their home towns to create impressive six- or seven-course menus which are paired with lots of delish wines too.
I managed a lunch with top Scottish chef Tom Kitchen, who arranged for some gorgeous seafood to be sent via train overnight from the Scottish coast. After admiring the views of the Thames on the deck, all while sipping a glass of champagne natch, lunch was served inside the glass-windowed dining room. There’s just one long table to sit at, so it feels a bit like a large dinner party as you all get served a set menu at the same time.
I feasted on a chilled fennel soup, a stunning Shellish Rockpool and then Razor Clams. Admittedly the next course of Pig’s Head with Langoustine and crispy pig ear scared me a bit, but it tasted amazing – the ear was a bit like a pork scratching! Somehow I managed to squeeze in a baked hand-dived Orkney scallop, rack of lamb with Scottish girolles and a trio of Lemon desserts.
All of it was cooked beautifully and looked stunning. Sadly Michelin-starred skill isn’t cheap – lunch costs £175 per person, and dinner is £215, but for the views, the food and the opportunity to make friends with all your fellow diners, it’s definitely worth it.
To find out which other chefs are cooking at The Cube and to book, visit www.electrolux.co.uk/cube/london