Chef Tomasz Baranski brings Mexican and Peruvian gastronomy to Chayote, the brand-new restaurant overlooking St Katharine Dock’s marina.
Overlooking St Katharine Dock’s marina, Chayote is the most recent restaurant to open on this picturesque a part of London. The marina is located inside strolling distance of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. It has a vibrant waterfront environment which makes it the best vacation spot for an evening out in London.
Chayote will get its identify from a pear-shaped fruit originating from Central America that has a light, crisp, and juicy texture and a delicate style paying homage to cucumber.
Chayote shouldn’t be your typical Mexican restaurant. Head chef Tomasz Baranski has created a menu that blends Mexican and Peruvian gastronomy with a Spanish twist. It’s fashionable, subtle, grown-up and mess-free!
Named “one of many world’s high cooks” by Forbes, Tomasz Baranski has been mastering Mexican, Peruvian and Spanish cuisines for over 18 years at prestigious and Michelin-star eating places together with Barrafina, Donostia, and Soho Home.
Chayote’s relaxed but subtle fashionable inside is a palette of deep greens, tan browns, moody blacks, pure wooden and heat, uncovered brickwork. It’s cosy and refined, and a totally totally different really feel from the brightly-coloured road meals Mexican eating places you often discover in London.
The menu consists of a number of starters (from £7.5 to £14.5), tostadas and tacos (from £7 to £12.5), sharing mains (from £18 to £30), sides (from £7.5 to £8), and desserts (from £7 to £8).
There’s a good number of Latino-leaning wines together with many natural, bio-dynamic, and pure wine choices with costs starting from £30 to £95 a bottle. The cocktail and mocktail menus mirror the varied Hispanic influences that make Chayote such a novel vacation spot.
Sustainability is central to Chayote’s eating idea. From choosing B Corp-certified drink manufacturers like Pensador Mezcal and 58 & Co; to meals monitoring to cut back waste; decreasing their carbon footprint via vitality effectivity and sustainably sourced seasonal substances.
I used to be happy to see that Chayote’s menu had fairly a number of uncommon dishes however a bit disenchanted that there have been solely a handful of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
For starters, I opted for some mild and crispy cactus tempura with salsa taquera and Graham take pleasure in a very tasty ceviche of seabass full with inexperienced mango aguachile and pink caviar.
This was adopted by a roast chayote with girolles mushrooms and pink mole as a primary with a aspect of quinoa salad and a aspect of yuca fries.
Whereas the edges had been actually pleasurable, the primary was disappointing. The subtleness of the roasted chayote was underwhelming and couldn’t be rescued by the girolles mushrooms and pink mole sauce. Little bit of a downer for me as that is the one veggie primary possibility. Fortunately, the zingy quinoa salad saved the present alongside the tender and crispy yuca fries.
Dessert was a scoop of do-it-yourself ice cream every: corn for me and (very) spicy chocolate for Graham. Each very totally different, each very yummy.
We loved our dinner with a really respectable bottle of natural Sicilian Nero d’Avola.
When you take pleasure in Central and South American cuisines, Chayote is certainly value a go to. The menu is well-crafted, with a number of fascinating uncommon substances and pairings. The service is fast and environment friendly and the employees super-friendly. The menu would nonetheless profit from a number of extra vegetarian or vegan choices.
Chayote has a very stylish, grown-up and cosy really feel. Most likely not a spot the place you’d wish to convey (noisy) youngsters however preferrred for a date or dinner with a small group of associates. We will certainly go to once more.
2 St Katharine’s Manner
London E1W 1AA