Long gone are the days of dining in a high street chain restaurant and requesting their limited vegan menu, aka the same menu on offer for everyone minus the meat and dairy!.
The vegan scene is rapidly growing in London and that means that even the poshest, award winning and Michelin starred restaurants around are taking note and serving up cracking tasting menus con vegan wines and champagnes!.
Review of Texture Restaurant
Located in Mayfair, Texture restaurant and champagne bar is housed in a beautifully restored Georgian building. The theme is set on emphasising the wonderful aspects of our local nature and this is evident in the white décor and bare white trees and striking floral/twig arrangements.
Their mission is to create meals that involve all of our senses while encouraging their guests to explore different textures of food and wines – at the centre of the dining experience.
What we ate
Blending contemporary European cuisine with Scandinavian influences, we were served a delicious and fragrant seven course tasting and wine pairing menu.
The cuisine focuses on contrasts and textures, with each ingredient carefully selected to create show-stopping dishes. Icelandic chef Aggi Sverrison’s believes in healthy cooking, and each dish was light, colourful and full of exciting flavours blended together.
Click here for the menu we had.
Along with the food came a selection of impressive wines and champagnes from head sommelier, Alan Bednarski. Alan gave us the history of each (although I have forgotten what was said), I was very impressed at the time and I do remember saying that they were some of the best wines I had ever tasted!
The grand finale was a chocolate truffle tree, literally!.
During our evening at Texture restaurant we were incredibly spoilt and well taken care of. It felt like we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. Not because it was empty but due to the clever layout of the tables and seating a maximum of 50 guests, it was more like having our own private booth.
Address and booking
34 Portman Street