Monmouth Kitchen | Covent Garden Restaurant
Things that Italy and Peru have in common:
1) Ancient civilizations who apparently built incredible gift shops.
2) Dependence on coffee.
3) Not a huge amount.
4) Monmouth Kitchen.
The latter of which is situated on Monmouth Street, and serves up a menu of high-end Peruvian and Italian dishes, all rustled up by the Nobu’s former Head of Private Dining.
The interior itself is commensurately good looking, with marble table-tops, and lattices of grey-painted bricks breaking up the space. The menu is split almost literally down the middle, half Italian, half modern Peruvian. Expect:
Tacos with scallop ceviche make a good place to start, while lobster salad with chilli lemon dressing or their signature smoked lamb cutlets with red anticucho sauce (served on a hot lava stone) make an even better place to continue.
Antipasti has bresaola with lemon & Pecorino, or a trio of bruschettas, while the larger courses include pan-fried salmon with Calabrian chilli salsa, or a simple chicken & spinach risotto.
The booze goes slightly further in blending the cultures, doing so quite literally with drinks like the Andean Negroni (Campari is out, a pisco & grape liqueur is in) or the Monmouth Fizz with pisco, lime, and Prosecco. And if that all sounds delicious?
It’s because loving cocktails is something we all have in common.
NOTE: Monmouth Kitchen is open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner. You can book by either calling them on 020 7845 8607, or simply heading right HERE.
Monmouth Kitchen | Monmouth Street, WC2H 9HD
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