Harden's survey result
“The most memorable meal ever, for all the right reasons!” – James Knappett’s multi-course set meal, prepared in front of just 20 diners sitting around a horseshoe bar in Fitzrovia, is a “fun and fascinating spectacle”, producing “utterly astonishing”, “truly superb food”. “Kinda expensive... but very, very worthwhile to visit once for the experience”. Arrival is equally unusual, through the hotdog-and-Champagne bar that shares the premises (see also Bubbledogs). STOP PRESS: On October 1 2018, Michelin surprised everyone by awarding Kitchen Table two stars – one of their better awards of recent times.
“One of the best experiences ever” – James Knappett’s “truly unique” venture, tucked away behind his and his wife’s adjoining hot dog place – is as “absolutely fascinating” as it is unexpected. Seated at stools around the 20-seat kitchen table creates “great intimacy with the team” and the daily changing 12-course array of dishes (“on the whole sourced from the UK, and very well explained”) are “from another world”. “It’s cosy, it’s unpretentious, it’s delicious, it’s friendly, it’s excellent value”.
11/10 for originality to James Knappett and his “amazing” chef’s table, tucked away at the back of his and his wife’s adjoining hot dog place. “What an experience” – “a floor-show, gastronomical extravaganza and a bit of a mystery tour all combined. You’ll find out what the main ingredient in each course is, but not know what you’ll eat until it is presented to you by the chef”. “Seeing it prepared is revelatory” and the flavours “jump out on your tongue!”
“What a concept!” – you discover this “haven of gastronomy arranged around an open chef’s table” by walking through a curtain from the adjoining hot dog place; it’s a “unique” and “fascinating” experience – “great fun talking to the chef”, with cuisine that’s “imaginative, well-balanced, amusing, exciting… absolutely superb”.
70 Charlotte St, London, W1T 4QG
|Wednesday||6 pm-7:30 pm|
|Thursday||6 pm-7:30 pm|
|Friday||6 pm-7:30 pm|
|Saturday||6 pm-7:30 pm|