The New-Zealander, once of The Sugar Club, remains one of London’s leading culinary lights, and continues to demonstrates his mastery of fusion cooking from this impressive Marylebone bolthole – where he has resided since 2001.
On the lower floor is The Tapa Room, a buzzy “fusion café” with a regularly changing menu of tasty, small plates. Spanish cuisine is just one of Gordon's passions, and his enthusiasm shines through in dishes of Chorizo croquettes, goats’ cheese pesto. But that’s about as classical as things get - the likes of Cumin braised Somerset lamb pita, harissa, broad beans, olives, lemon and Pan-fried gilt-head bream, Thai black rice, clams, coconut, aubergine curry, coriander ensuring this wine bar/café lives up to its “fusion” billing.
Above is the more refined and relaxed Providores, more in line with his work at The Sugar Club and boasting taster menus lauding Gordon’s signature preparations. Crab and coconut laksa comes with a bream and pink peppercorn dumpling, soba noodles, soft boiled quail’s egg, crispy shallots and coriander, while tuna arrives with papaya, carrot, cucumber, coriander, lime and chilli dressing, nori sauce, peanuts and sesame.
Available in both Tapa Room and Providores, brunch is a real speciality at weekends, and what’s not to like about Turkish eggs with whipped yoghurt and hot chilli butter, Sweetcorn and blueberry fritters or Hot-smoked salmon, eggs and spinach on caraway toast with yuzu hollandaise?
Europe's largest collection of premium New Zealand wines – from each of the country’s ten wine regions – an intriguing list of fusion cocktails and artisan coffee more than live up to the standards set by the food.