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Delicious but expensive lunch experience: Restaurant Chiltern Firehouse (9. May 2019)

| June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than four years ago, when the Chiltern Firehouse had just opened up, was the last time I paid this place a visit. And it was about time to do so again. You still have to make sure you book in advance as the place was fully booked even at 2pm when we went for lunch. I went for the “Steak Tartare (English wasabi, smoked greens)” (18.00 GBP) as a starter which was mainly covered in salad leaves (which were admittedly tasty though). The tartare is cut relatively thick and chunky but in terms of flavor actually quite exquisite. That they do not serve any bread with the tartare is the part I didn’t entirely get.

While the waiter was friendly and attentive, they are not really the quickest. Between placing our order and receiving the starter, it took a solid 30 minutes which is a bit too long for a starter. The main was, luckily, delivered a bit quicker. I went for the “rib eye steak, Béarnaise & French fries” (45.00 GBP) which was prepared perfectly ‘medium-rare’ as requested and was great in terms of taste. However, the French fries weren’t really crispy at all which was a bit of a disappointment.

It was “ice cream time” for dessert and I went for a scoop of “lemongrass and yuzu, garnished with salted caramel” (8.00 GBP; 4.00 GBP per scoop). Both are flavors you usually don’t get – therefore, I liked it quite a bit!

All in all, the Chiltern Firehouse still is a good place for lunch or dinner. The place is alive, loud, intense, packed, and offers good dishes for a decent price. If you decide to go, just make sure to book a table in advance!


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Restaurant Chiltern Firehouse

1 Chiltern Street


W1U 7PA London (UK)

Tel.: +44 20 70 73 76 76

E-Mail: restaurant@chilternfirehouse.com

Homepage: http://www.chilternfirehouse.com/restaurant/luxury-london-restaurant

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
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