Located in a handsome townhouse and also featuring a deli as well as the dining area, Tom’s Kitchen – with its modern minimal-chic interior, is open from breakfast ‘til dinner and offers a wide variety of dishes to suit different timeframes and budgets.
The breakfast and brunch menus offer an astonishing selection – if you just fancy some fruit and yoghurt, prefer a full English or opt for the steak sandwich, you’re in for a treat. Each of the dishes is made from well-sourced ingredients, put together with skill and care, and served in portions heartier than you might expect from an establishment run by a chef with a knack for fine dining.
It’s at dinner that Aikens’s true colours show, though, with the selection of pies, burgers and steak dishes augmented by the likes of truffle chips with Parmesan, confit lamb, poached monkfish, and baked herb-crusted cod with Israeli couscous; the blending of hearty and familiar flavours with refined technique and imagination is on show here, just at a more everyday price.
Drinks include a neat selection of wines and a number of home-conceived cocktails as well as tea, coffee and more quotidian beverages.