Chiltern Firehouse

After weeks of patiently waiting for London’s most in-demand reservation, my husband and I finally took our seats at the newly opened Chiltern Firehouse restaurant last night. The moment you step through the gates of the former fire station, into the secluded courtyard and approach the restaurant, you know you are in for something very special. Designed by the Paris-based Studio KO and with the kitchen headed up by former Viajante chef Nuno Mendes, dinner at Chiltern Firehouse is pretty much perfection from start to finish. The swanky dinning room manages to be both buzzy and intimate and the food has clean but interesting flavours. We sampled the incredible caesar salad with crispy chicken skin, deconstructed steak tartare (almost too pretty to eat), smokey Iberico pork and beautifully presented monkfish with barley. The meal finished off with a very unusual dessert of carrot cake and horseradish ice cream and a side of addictive toasted hazelnut ice cream. The cosy courtyard looks even more inviting as you depart later in the evening so make time for an after dinner drink in front of the fireplace.

Chiltern Firehouse 1 Chiltern Street, London, W1U 7PA