Harden's survey result
“One of a kind!”: James Knappett’s “phenomenal” Fitzrovia 20-seater – entered via the hotdog-and-Champagne bar that shares its name (see Bubbledogs) – “takes creative gastronomy to a new level” and is “well deserving of its second Michelin star”. Cooking behind a horseshoe-shaped counter with the kitchen at its centre, “the chefs are good company”, and their conversation helps “nail the balance between a very interesting gastronomic journey and a lovely ‘feel-at-home’ atmosphere”. Dishes “celebrating high quality produce are effortlessly executed and perfectly sized”; and “with enough innovation to keep you interested, while not alienating anyone”. “One of the best meals of my life” – “I barely noticed that it lasted three hours!”
“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!”
Bubbledogs, Kitchen Table Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Utterly fantastic. The chance to be up close to such fine cooking and hearing the dishes explained in such detail is an incredible experience. The food is delicious and the wine pairing well thought out. It’s not cheap, mind and after parting with the equivalent of the cost of a weekend holiday, being charged £3.50 for an espresso seems a little miserly. "
|Wine per bottle||£50.00|
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|