From Stratford to East Sheen

Saturday, January 07th , 2023

allegra 4032 dining room good-crop-v2.jpeg  

Allegra in Stratford (pictured) is at the top of a hotel quite near the Westfield Shopping Centre, surrounded by smart new blocks of flats in an area that has been regenerated in recent years. The cooking at Allegra is ambitious and genuinely good: a choux bun with liver canape was superb, while pretty much all the courses were of a high standard. I have no idea why Michelin has missed this place out, because it is better than plenty of one star restaurants in London.

I also returned to Black Salt, though the dishes we tried were all ones that I have written about previously, so I didn’t write a specific review. It was as good as ever.