I had been meaning to visit husband-and-wife run cafe Honey & Co since the first day I came back to London, over a year ago.
Famous for their apparently excellent bruch (which I am still to try out), their delicious cakes and their modern takes on Jerusalem food, it has everything for me to fall in love.
And indeed in love I fell.
One thing that was not on the “list of reasons I’m probably going to love this restaurant” were the cocktail but after a sip of the OB Gin & Tonic, I’ll most definitely add it up onthere.
If you like orange blossom as much as I do, make sure you give it a go very soon!
It is a well-known fact that warm bread is one of life’s great pleasure, so ordering the Bread selection was obviously an excellent call.
The homemade pitta bread was delicious and light as a cloud, but the slightly crunchy potato loaf and the brioch-ey challah bread definitely stole the show!
Red falafels are one of Honey & Co’s signature dishes and combine the usual chickpea-based mix with sweet red peppers, enhanced by the punchy accompagnying garlic yoghurt.
A classic well worth ordering!
My favourite dish was without a doubt what seemed to be the simplst of them all on paper: Crisped cauliflower with tahini, parsley, crisp pitta & Legbar egg.
It was however much more complex once on your fork.
And look at that perfectly soft-cooked egg! #Fodporn at its very best!
Crispy quail in sweet spice is another highlight of the new Autumn Menu.
Think what you want (including that quail are the most annoying thing to eat EVER!) but there truly is a subtlety and a sweetness in quail you won’t really find in any other bird.
Even better though was the accompagnying Whole wheat, grapes, pinenuts & herb salad.
This one’s definitely going to become a new feature of all of my Autumn menus!
Puddings are often given as one of Honey & Co’s strength.
Which you can probably tell just by the look of the Marzipan cake with caramelised figs and custard.
But the true star of the show?
This INCREDIBLE Coconut, plum and pistachio cake.
A truly magnificient (and slightly psychedelic) thing worthy of the best GBBO’s bakes.
Which definitely make me want to go back, if only to try more from the cake counter!
Honey & Co 25A Warren St, London W1T 5LZ