3rd November 2016 12.45pm
A group of colleagues decided last minute to nip here for lunch. Spoon can easily be missed from street level but its reputation means many people seek it out. Set upstairs, Spoon is a mismatch of furniture, giving it that relaxed, lived in feel. After a bit of back and forth between a couple of members of staff, we were seated. Three of us opted for dishes from the specials board, with two of us choosing the Toulouse sausage dish and another picking the salmon fish cake. My remaining dining companion opted for the mixed grill from the all day breakfast menu.
I have to say I felt pleased and disappointed at the same time when my dish arrived. It was beautifully presented but the greedy guts in me was sad it was just one sausage. However, I should have trusted Spoon’s judgement as it ended up being just the right size for lunch. The sausage was juicy and full of flavour. It sat on a bed of chicory and rocket salad which was great. Chunky sliced potatoes completed the elements, which were delicious and topped off with a tasty mustard mayo. My other dining companion eating the same dish also enjoyed it as much as me. As for the salmon fish cake, this also contained chilli and garlic and was accompanied by a poached egg and pea shoots. This was also enjoyed. The mixed grill my other dining companion had was deemed of a decent standard but nothing stand out. Without spotting it on the menu I thought it was an actual mixed grill, rather than a pimped up breakfast.
Overall we had a decent meal. Spoon is certainly worth checking out for lunch.
Food – 8/10
Service – 7/10
Atmosphere – 8/10
Value – 8/10
Overall – 31/40
Would I eat here again? Yes, probably for lunch or brunch
Cost £38 for four main courses.