For a restaurant where knowing about what’s on your plate is nearly as important as eating it check out T.E.D restaurant , the newest addition to the ever growing ethical London dining scene.
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There’s something rather wonderful about finding a privately owned, no chain attached restaurant in the middle of one of the busiest areas of London. Introducing T.E.D, the newest restaurant located on Caledonian Road where knowing about the plate in front of you is almost as important as eating it.
T.E.D is actually an acronym for ‘Think Eat Drink’, reflecting the restaurants dedication to only using seasonal and impeccably sourced ingredients, an ethos that is injected into every last inch of this lovely little neighbourhood restaurant.
T.E.D is a winning combination of relaxed dining and chic eating. Sweet wildflowers adorn the light wooden tables, and funky leather seats and booths add a splash of bright colour, whilst whitewashed wood antiqued panelled walls leaves the whole space glowing with rustic charm.
Happily sipping on a Cally Shrub cocktail, a fruity mix of blackberries and gin, it became evident quite quickly that the wine list would not be needed. These were the best cocktails that I had tasted since a very memorable evening at the Rosewood’s reputable Scarfes Bar.
Freshly shaken by expert mixologists, using only the best ingredients of course, T.E.D’s drinks menu is longer than their food menu, which has a carefully selected range of starters, mains and desserts that scream with sophisticated simplicity.
A lusciously juicy crab bruschetta was a gorgeous starter, laced with sour chunks of grapefruit that popped in the mouth creating a symphony of textures on top of crunchy sourdough bread. Slicked with just a touch of peppery olive oil the whole dish was gloriously silky, meaning no extra mayonnaise or marie rose sauce were needed. An accomplishment in my books.
Our favourite starter however was the soft pork terrine dotted with crunchy pistachios, served alongside a tangy spoonful of tomato chutney that made the plate resemble a bright green and red abstract painting. The meat was held together by a sumptuous jelly, which melted onto the bread when spread, whilst the slight sour edge of the chutney cut through the lusciously rich meat.
Mains were humble but executed perfectly. A dish of soft sweet lamb tucked beneath a blanket of herb packed tomato beans was plate-lickingly tasty. The star of the show however was the grilled plaice. A fillet on the bone that was tender to the touch came swimming in a delicate fishy broth, peppered with delightfully savoury cockles, pungent spring onions and earthy morels.
We rounded off our evening with an expertly put together cheese board and obviously few digestive cocktails, the rhubarb fizz is a must try! To put it simply, T.E.D is a fine place to eat. You could bring anyone for a meal to this delightfully charismatic restaurant (your boss, your partner, your mum) and all will be just as charmed as I am.
For more information visit tedrestaurants.co.uk