- Posted on 22nd August 2011 by Nicola Holden
Having heard about the Nordic restaurant, North Road, from Emyr Thomas of personal concierge company, Bon Vivant, I thought that this would be the perfect setting to celebrate two Swedish family birthdays last week.
Situated on Clerkenwell’s historic St John Street, whose properties span several centuries of socio-economic change, the façade of North Road Restaurant is modest and understated. Inside, the décor follows the lines of Scandinavian simplicity with light wood floors, stylish furniture, and contemporary lighting.
The food, produced by renowned Danish chef, Christoffer Hruskova, is very much modern European cuisine with a Scandinavian twist. The flavours seem, at times, to be almost experimental, with pickling, smoking, and rolling food in burnt hay occurring frequently on the menu. But, the taste sensations were outstanding, and Christoffer’s design on each plate showed an amazing attention to detail.
Just to whet your appetite, how about:
Native Dorset lobster & nasturtium
Red currant wine & rose petals
Roe buck deer in burnt hay & smoked bone marrow
Beetroot in textures & wild sorrel
Pan fried custard & camomile ice cream
Meringue & wild flowers
I cannot recommend North Road highly enough, and will definitely be returning to this restaurant time and again!