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HM Visits: The Engine Rooms

There is always new restaurant establishments popping up all over London and more often the food is competing at a modestly high level, so what drive people to a restaurant? People are looking more at what else the venue offers, from the experience to the vibe it offers leaving new restaurants having to become unique to stand out from the rest. Opening in Jul 2021, The Engine Rooms in North London have certainly given themselves a head start in standing out from the rest!

Located adjacent to Hexagon Classics, The engine rooms offers a relaxed, sophisticated & spacious dining experience. Keeping with the classic motoring theme alongside a very impressive art collection. The menu boasts a cultural Mediterranean feel, designed by head chef, James Harrison, sous chef Michelangelo Farina & their team.

Upon visiting the restaurant, we were warmly greeted in a spacious bar area which overlooked the Hexagon Classics showroom, which features some jaw-dropping classic vehicles. After being shown to out table the server on the day, introduced herself, talked us through the 2 menus (all day & Lunch) and took a drinks order.

The menus boasted a wide variety of dishes without being too big. Featuring vegetarian & vegan options certainly something for everyone. On our visit we started with the increasing popular dish of Burrata, something which has increasingly been included on many restaurants menu's. The dish we were brought was the, Burrata, grilled plums, pomegranate dressing, chicory, dukkha spice crumb, baby mint. Featuring many flavours all offering some extra depth to the dish. This was the first time I had ever had Burrata and grilled plums paired together but as all genius chefs do, the experiments and sometimes they pay off, which was certainly the case in this dish. This was followed by Seared Merrifield duck breast Comice pear, celeriac, cavolo nero with a soy and honey glaze, Another first of pairing duck with Comice Pear, but something that works o-so-well! For me the pear with the duck is what truly made that meal, it created a whole different experience with the duck. Overall the food with fantastic, combining great flavours together to bring a unique and delicious menu together.

We would highly recommend a visit to the Engine Rooms at the Hexagon Classics. This is more than just a restaurant, is real experience, and if you know someone who love classic cars its a great place to book a table, something you can do by visiting -

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