London: Newman Street Tavern

Having recently come back from holiday, I’m excited to share my latest dining journey in London. Being my first visit to UK, I was overwhelmed with the vast number of high quality eateries that serves affordable food with exceptional quality. Options are endless and for our first meal in London, we decided to visit Newman Street Tavern.

An all-day eatery in the heart of Fitzrovia, Newman Street Tavern occupies two levels where ground floor is a lively bar and casual eatery and upstairs is a more intimate affair with scattered dining tables. The kitchen operates from breakfast all the way to dinner and delivers moorish British cuisine made with fresh local ingredients. With an early reservation, we came here for dinner after visiting the nearby British Museum. The menu has a clear emphasis on fresh seafood but has plenty of meat and vegetarian options available.

We decided to share three dish amongst the two of us and ordered the shellfish platter, steak tartare and the codded egg with smashed potatoes and asparagus.

Dishes were well executed. The classic steak tartare with the quail egg yolk and caper mixture was moist and had the right amount of crunch. The beautifully cooked egg with asparagus and potato went down well and we spent our time picking apart the seafood platter which was comprised of shrimps, clams, mussels, oysters and half a devon crab.

Still with room to spare, we decided to end our night with their famous chocolate brownie and a vanilla pannacotta with fresh strawberries. Divine!

Newman Street Tavern made a great first impression for us in terms of dining out in London. Waitress was friendly, seating was comfortable and service was quick. The use of fresh produce and ingredients meant that the food was of great standard and the flavours matched our tastebuds.

Newman Street Tavern | 48 Newman Street, London W1T 1QQ

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