Heddon Street Kitchen is a popular restaurant in the Gordon Ramsay empire. Ideally located, just off Regent’s Street, the venue is popular with those working in the area and tourists passing by. The restaurant was packed when I visited on a weekday lunchtime, we sat on the terrace outside, the perfect spot for people watching!
HSK can cater for every occasion, inside there are booths for date nights and larger tables for group gatherings… for a special meal opt for the chef’s table to enjoy the theatrics of the kitchen or the private dining room upstairs for something more intimate.
Despite the cold weather we ordered a couple of the sparkling aperitifs. A bright and vibrant Aperol spritz and a subtle floral rose spritz. Both were served ice cold, a lovely refresher before the meal commenced. For those only visiting HSK for a drink there is a menu of tempting snacks, which are much more substantial than you might assume. I recommend the Ham and egg croquettes and the flatbreads, great accompaniment with a glass of wine or cocktail.
The menu is packed full of tempting comfort food recipes, from Fish and chips to Macaroni cheese. The portion sizes are generous, so pick wisely, or visit with a greedy guest! Chicken paillard with garlic and chorizo was a lovely summer dish, an ultra thin piece of chicken breast topped with salty chorizo and a dressing made with the oil. My date ordered the decadent HSK short rib burger, a juicy patty of meat with oozing cheese, thick sliced gherkin and crispy bacon.
I’d been careful to save space for the main event of the meal, dessert at the HSK ice-cream bar! The chef took us up to create our puddings, where we joined a few kids, who seemed less excited than me. Choose from soft serve in chocolate cones or custom made ice-lollies and then add as many sauces, sweets and toppings as you like. We opted for the salt & vinegar and mandarin ice-lollies, the flavours of the week. Salt and vinegar was dipped in smooth dark chocolate, and for the mandarin I coated it in soft meringue and fruit sprinkles. Both were delicious, but I highly recommend trying the salt & vinegar, definitely not your average mini milk.
More information and book a table at Heddon Street Kitchen here.