My first Michelin Star ⭐️ restaurant - hell yeah I documented it.
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    Restaurant Story
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    Chef: Tom Seller
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    Inspired by Tom's culinary career and History of British food. Each dish inspired by a story...
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    We, of course, went for the full-on tasting menu aka the full story and wine pairing.
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    Picture at the restaurant - this was my goal!
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    Officially there are 11 course on the full story menu. However we were brought many 'snacks' and a couple of surprise course too.
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    Size of dishes were as expected for Michelin star. There was just so many dishes that we left very full (only complaint maybe too full).
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    The 'snacks':
    I didn't take photos of all the snacks but you get a sampling
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    Black pudding with burnt & diced pineapple
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    Didn't think this would work but I was proven totally wrong.
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    Rabbit and tarragon mousseline with pickled carrot discs
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    Chicken skewers, wild garlic and soy
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    So yum!
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    Poached lobster claw and basil
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    Heritage tomatoes and vanilla
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    This had such intense flavours. I dream of this dish.
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    The courses:
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    Bread and dripping
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    Warm sourdough came in a leather pouch. For what? Why the candle that was lit a few minutes after we sat down...which is actually beef dripping and not wax at all 😱😱 (I know!).
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    Onion, Apple and old tom
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    GIN.BASED.BROTH.
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    Scallops, cucumber and dill ash
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    This was one of my favourite dishes
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    Surprise dish: bread and butter
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    Really it was still warm brioche, pickles and half a butter disc layered with normal, parsley & truffle butter and foie gras. This was πŸ˜ΆπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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    Beef and ash
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    Heritage potato, beans and coal
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    My friends this was basically fancy mash but I would eat buckets of this.
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    Wild stems, squid and mushroom broth
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    The wild stems in this dish were all foraged recently in Kent. Forager: Miles Irving.
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    Sweetbreads
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    Think this was like the pre-dish to the next lamb course.
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    Herdwick lamb, sheep's yoghurt and ramson
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    Picnic 1
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    What was in this picnic basket brought to our table?! Beer, cheeses, breads, chutney and fruits. 😊
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    Picnic 2
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    Cheeses: Lord of the Hundreds & Pablo Cabrito. Beer from local brewery 'Partizan Brewery: Saison Lemon & Thyme.
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    (Side comment: Some cheese have the best names!! πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€πŸ§€)
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    Foie gras, English cherries and nasturtium
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    Surprise course: Lemon 5 ways (palette cleanser)
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    Lemon snow. Perfection.
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    Strawberry, sour milk and elderflower
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    So bloody pretty almost couldn't eat it - almost! That black pepper meringue πŸ™ŒπŸΌ!
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    Almond & Dill
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    Everything white is almond and everything green is dill. I'm not a dill fan but I can eat this all the time.
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    This was a huge glass
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    Just want to share that πŸ˜‚
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    The whole meal took about 4 hours ⏳
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    Well worth it and I left a happy full bunny! 🐰
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    Highly recommend a meal here.
    I'm no food expert but I had fun and enjoyed the food and wine. So give it a go when your next in London Town.