From Shoreditch to Marble Arch
Saturday, October 01st , 2022
Manteca in Shoreditch served Italian food in a cramped and remarkably noisy dining room in this trendy locale. Although there were some nice dishes, and the kitchen does make its own charcuterie, there were also several minor cooking issues, and so it was a slightly frustrating meal overall.
KOL in Marble Arch served modern Mexican food and has already gained a Michelin star. It is a slick operation with plenty of well-trained staff and a smart dining room (pictured). They actually make their own tortillas here, which is a rare thing indeed, and the dish presentation is excellent. This is not a cheap outing but it was quite impressive.