WHAT: The Chiltern Firehouse Restaurant
WHERE: 1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, Loondon, W1U 7PA
NEAREST TUBE: Bond Street (Central)
WHY: A few weeks ago, I was very kindly invited to dinner at the Chiltern Firehouse. For someone who was brought up in Yorkshire and who mainly lives on porridge, bananas and cake, this was oh so exciting and a rare rare treat.
VERDICT: Thanks to The Daily Mail, the Chiltern Firehouse and I felt like old friends before we’d even met… and like old friends, a plethora of cocktails were a requisite. Go for the Happy Marriage – the most delicious drink I’ve had in a long while. The crab donuts were very good, as were the mains. The desserts were disappointing however; nothing wrong as such, but just not outstanding.
The atmosphere was lively, the service friendly without being pushy. If you’re excited by famous faces, then you’re sure to see a few. We were sat next to either Henry Winkler or Valentino Garavani – it was quite dark, I couldn’t tell for sure.
I would definitely recommend at least one visit to The Chiltern Firehouse. The food is very good though not to-die for, but the entire restaurant experience makes for an exciting and stimulating evening.
Happy Marriage – Gin, lemon juice, violet liqueur, lavender sherbet, bergamot
A Quick One Before Dinner – Trio of vermouths, aperol, champagne, grapefruit and lemon peel
Dashamour – Tequila, vermouth, ginger liqueur, jalapeno
Crab-stuffed donuts with coral dusting
Blackened Salmon sea kale, crispy skin & trout
Pan Roasted Chicken charred leek heart, mustard tops
Grilled Iberico Pork roasted garlic, collard greens
Strawberry Sundae milk ice cream & caramel swirl
Dark Chocolate Tarte toasted hazelnut ice cream