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HM Visits: Kitchen At Holmes

Nestled in the heart of Marylebone Village on Baker Street, The Kitchen at Holmes stands as a beacon for lovers of exquisite food. As a proud recipient of the Hinton Best Restaurant of the Year 2020 award, this establishment does not merely serve dishes; it crafts experiences.


Kitchen At Holmes Open Kitchen

Stepping into the restaurant, one is immediately drawn to the open kitchen - a theatre of culinary arts in action. Watching the harmonious kitchen team at work is like watching a well-rehearsed orchestra, each member playing their part with precision, respect, and evident admiration for Head Chef Stefano Motta. It’s not just the sight, but the sounds — the quiet, effective communication, the sizzle of ingredients hitting the pan — that transform dining here into a multi-sensory delight.


Our culinary journey began with the Apulian Burrata with Green Peas & Asparagus. A dance of textures and tastes, the creaminess of the burrata seamlessly melded with the verdant freshness of green peas and the tender bite of asparagus. The Lamb Kofta that followed was a symphony of flavours, its richness elevated by the nutty undertone of tahini and the unexpected zest of pickled shimeji mushrooms, all nestled within soft pita.


Steak

The mains were no less of a revelation. The Lobster Linguine was a taste of the Mediterranean on a plate — succulent lobster pieces intertwined with perfectly al dente linguine, all bathed in a fresh tomato and basil sauce that spoke of sun-kissed coasts. The Lake District Farmers Beef Ribeye, aged for 35 days, was a testament to Chef Stefano's reverence for quality ingredients. The depth of the beef's flavour, heightened by the savoury roasting jus, was sheer perfection.


No culinary journey is complete without a touch of sweetness, and the Amalfi Lemon Delice was the crowning glory. A dessert that transported me to the lemon groves of Amalfi, its tangy and refreshing notes were the perfect palate cleanser.


But let’s not forget the liquid artistry! The K T Time cocktail, a concoction of Beefeater Gin, St Germain, and an assortment of other ingredients, was a refreshing burst of flavors — floral, fruity, and tangy in one sip. The 108 Fashioned, on the other hand, was a sophisticated blend that whispered tales of smoky lounges and jazz, with its rich fat-washed bourbon melding harmoniously with banana liqueur and chocolate bitters.


Outside Kitchen At Holmes

Lastly, a note on the team: They are the unsung heroes behind this exceptional dining experience. Their attentiveness, knowledge, and genuine passion for the craft are evident in every interaction. Each query met with insightful responses, and every need anticipated, they truly are a testament to the ethos of The Kitchen at Holmes.


The Kitchen at Holmes is not just a restaurant. It's an experience, a journey through flavors, textures, and cultures. Whether you're seated on their heated terrace on Baker Street or discovering the secret oasis that is their Roof Terrace, every moment here promises a memory in the making.


For those yearning to embark on this unforgettable gastronomic journey, I wholeheartedly recommend reserving your table. The enchantment of The Kitchen at Holmes is just a click away. Visit www.kitchenatholmes.co.uk to ensure your spot in this culinary haven. Whether it’s for an intimate date night, a family gathering, or a casual catch-up with friends, each visit promises to be a tapestry of flavors and memories.

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