Everybody likes a Little Quiet now and then.
So Disappearing Dining Club (whose latest date spot is intimately tucked away down a tricky-to-find Barbican backstreet) could well be on to a winner…
Manage to hunt it down, and you’ll be presented with a dark doorway that leads to an even darker sleeve-space dining room (formerly a wine bar, but that was 20 years ago). That dining room is fine-tuned for perfect ambiance, with low lighting, relaxed music, and shelves lined with books & glassware that make you feel as if you’ve just stumbled into someone’s rather elegant living room, a notion only buttressed by the welcome cocktail you’ll receive as you take your seat.
And because this is a DDC operation they take the food pretty seriously, with Swedish Head Chef Fred Bolin lovingly providing his own brand of Franco-Scandinavian fare (all of which is available as either two, three or six courses).
The menu changes weekly, but you can expect the likes of smoked egg yolk and matchstick fries, or a warm prawn carpaccio with dill, horseradish and quail’s egg to start. The mains, meanwhile, include the likes of roast lamb rump with olive crushed potato, wild garlic, and sauce vierge; or fried sea bream fillet with baked fennel, chorizo and saffron aioli.
And for dessert? You’ll probably want to dive into the lemon and salt liquorice Eton Mess. But if that’s not your thing, then a little Flat White Brûlée could definitely hit the spot…
…because by then, it’ll be getting latte.
NOTE: Little Quiet is open now. You can book a table, and find out more at their website right HERE.
Little Quiet | 24-26 Newbury Street, EC1A 7HU
Want to go somewhere that’s not at all quiet? Check out The South Place Hotel