From Egham to East Sheen

Saturday, May 14th , 2022

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The Tudor Room at Great Fosters (pictured) is set in a rather grand country house hotel in the Surrey countryside. Its chef, Tony Parkin, uses very high-grade ingredients and has an interest in spices, so for example I enjoyed raw hand-dived Orkney scallops in a spicy Thai broth. There was a particularly fine lamb dish, and an excellent meal overall.

Black Salt is the younger sister of Dastaan, located in East Sheen and serving much the same menu as the mothership in Ewell. Black Salt is more spacious than Dastaan and the standard of cooking very nearly as high, with the calibre of the food here exceeding that of most Michelin starred Indian restaurants in London.