Bookatable star deal brought me to STK London. STK concept brings a modern steakhouse with a comfy black and white elegant chic lounge area. ME hotel is not that obvious to spot unless you see the sign. STK London restaurant is first spot you pass when you walk in. Staff promptly took us to our table, being a Sunday late afternoon very few people were around.
I have friends who rave about Roka. So, he was the obvious choice of guest to drag along and help critique the Bookatable special menu offer. An excellent way to try a range of Japanese dishes without needing an overdraft at the end of the month, though the latest reservation is at 6. Once The-Hedonist had arrived we moved into the restaurant. Almost immediately the starters mostly cold dishes began to appear. First of all a pretty bowl of tiny mouthfuls of sashimi. We enjoyed it but thought it was unexceptional.
Or it may have been that dishes seemed to be arriving very quickly at this point. When the final starter, an avocado maki, arrived, we made a conscious effort to eat very slowly in an attempt to avoid feeling rushed. Of the starters my personal favourite was the gyoza, plump and tender with a sweet sticky glaze. The salad iceberg salada no wafu — which is apparently iceberg lettuce with a caramelised onion dressing was fresh and tasty. The avocado maki was delicious if, like me, you love avocado.
It dominated the maki and did make managing chopsticks tricky for an amateur like me. Our strategy for slowing things down worked a little too well at this point. My beef arrived but the black cod ordered by the peskytarian Hedonist was missing. We asked and were told it would arrive soon. So, we waited, taking photos and chatting. After about 5 minutes I tried to get someone over to help…but all of a sudden the staff who had been very eager to bring our starters so quickly seemed to have vanished.
Eventually, when I realised my beef was completely cold, we got the front of house manager over to help. At that point everything seemed to click into place. My beef was taken away as was the black cod which arrived at pretty much the same time as the beef departed. Now, one way of judging whether a restaurant is up to scratch or not is to see how they deal with a minor crisis.
The staff agreed that as such, our mains should have been brought out at the same time. The beef when it arrived again, was piping hot, beautifully cooked and immaculately seasoned. The black cod was, perhaps, a little well done. But, the last time I tried miso black cod it was cooked to order for me by Druv Baker, so again, perhaps I am just a bit spoilt. And what a pretty presentation here.
Another flask of sake on, we ordered our dessert. Cut into the delicious dark chocolate sponge to reveal a puddle of matcha sauce. All in, Roka was a very good experience — it missed excellence for me on this occasion because of service glitches. I loved the fact that there was absolutely no compromise on quality of ingredients.
I suspect it might have been in part down to timing — two days before Christmas, when London is packed with large groups and parties. London based freelance writer and marketing consultant. I edit London-Unattached. The food is stunning…… and I am betting that the mistake on the main course delivery will never happen again! You had such a lovely meal! Ahh, I love Roka Aldwych. Your e-mail address will not be published. Recipe Rating. Sign up for the London-Unattached Newsletter. You are here: Related Post.
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The Bookatable Star Deals are one of the best ways to dine out in London, and we often turn to them for an affordable meal in the city. Picking a Bookatable Feast on London deal is easy enough. Just head over to their website , input the date and number of people dining, and then choose from the available restaurants. After a lot of deliberation, and menu comparisons, we finally decide to go for the Feast On London menu at The Gilbert Scott. In addition, the restaurant is an all-round critic-pleaser with its menu of traditional English fare. After taking a seat at one the plump seats in the curved hall, we take a look throught the Feast On London set menu ….
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I wrote a review of a restaurant I booked via book a table, but it has not been published. I have received no notification of this, or reasons why - this has now led me to believe that the reviews posted are not genuine. So they cannot really say we have not tried. We did. System is very slow and outdated. On two occasions my reservations did not update. As a restaurant. Bookatable has removed our Grandfather license. Personally not too bothered as their service was very much appalling. When calling customers at to why the reason being is they never got a reservation email in order to cancel a booking. In addition each time Bookatable sends a new booking it takes a good 5 minutes to process it as you have to log into an account. Online bookings are delivered to us swiftly with minimum fuss. Sent automatically, text message, email or through an app.VIDEO ON THEME: Where to eat in Barcelona: Moments — 2 Michelin stars