Thank Mac It’s Friday | #MacFridays at Tom’s Kitchen St Katherine Docks & Canary Wharf
We can’t believe there isn’t a dedicated mac and cheese restaurant in London, people are still insatiable for the stuff. So cheese fans rejoice – Tom’s Kitchen (yep, Tom Aikens‘ restaurants) have launched #MacFridays. Available for lunch and dinner every Friday (obvs), the new menu features five gourmet versions of their mac and cheese, with one option also available from their deli next door.
Now as Saff is showing no signs of developing a liking for cheese, I took along my ‘work wife’ – Jess, a fellow mac and cheese fanatic. It always helps to keep in her good books too and introducing her to #MacFridays seemed to do the trick. We visited the bright and airy St Katherine Dock branch, a very pretty and peaceful location, one of those lesser-known London spots.
Jess opted for the super-indulgent Fleetwood Mac (£21) with crab, lobster and dill. Generous chunks of shellfish with a subtle hit of dill, this was the gooeyer of the two that we tried. We even considered ordering more bread to scoop out all the stringy cheese. But decided that would be a definite case of carb overload and simply asked the waiter for a serving spoon instead.
I can never resist anything containing chorizo, especially when it’s oozing with cheese, so I had the Euro Mac (£17) with chorizo and chilli. This bowl of molten deliciousness was both of our favorite. the consistency was a little firmer and less ‘sloppy’, loved the various sized chunks of roughly chopped smokey Spanish sausage.
The chilli wasn’t too overpowering either, more of a mustard like heat, one you’d feel up your nose and back rather than on your tongue. The roasted Piquillo pepper was a delightful bonus – like finding a tenner in a pocket of an old coat that you haven’t worn since last spring! (Yes that actually happened to me this morning.)
The prices may seem a little high but the chefs in Tom’s Kitchen don’t scrimp on the quantity or quality of their ingredients. And the portion size is deceptively big too, now Jess and I are both champion eaters and we struggled to finish off both bowls – one to share is much more realistic. So cheese lovers of the world unite, get yourself down to your nearest Tom’s Kitchen and get your Mac and Cheese on! Long live #MacFridays
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We ate as guests of Tom’s Kitchen, this does not affect our review in any way. We always write with complete honesty.