Twice a year I go out to a really fancy restaurant. We have a tradition; I take the boy to a posh place on his birthday and then we repeat for mine. This year, October (my birthday) meant a trip to The Dairy in Clapham. Now, I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – I’m not attempting restaurant reviews. Really, I’m not. I’m not. But, for the purposes of my Eating Out section, well, I guess I am.
Head Chef at The Dairy is Robin Gill. Gill has worked at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, he did a stint at Noma and worked as head chef at Almeida in Islington. So I was pretty excited as we made our way to The Diary, and when I’m excited I skip – fibro or no fibro.
Such beautiful flowers, beautiful wine and beautiful elderflower cocktail. All very beautiful.
I found everything about this restaurant so artistic, so attractive, so completely stunning. Oh, and it tasted pretty darn good too.
All the dishes are served in starter-sized portions, and the restaurant recommends 2-3 dishes per person. We took this as an excuse to swap and share.
The chicken liver mousse, with gooseberries and apple, was sublime. Also, look how pretty the plate is!
After this, I forget what I ordered. I just know it was great.
Overall, highly recommend.