Long-term readers of scarlettlondon.com will know that DSTRKT is my favourite restaurant (judging by the number of times I’ve featured it here). With swanky, glittering and star studded decor and an incredible menu, it makes for the most glamorous dinners – and so with LFW activities on the agenda, I thought it would be the perfect place to go to kick start the fashion festivities.
Although DSTRKT is renowned for being a nightclub (many people were surprised when I said we had dinner there), I far prefer it as a restaurant – with the menu created by the wonderful Yaneff team. In previous visits, the chef opts to give you a selection of tasters which surprise and enthral you throughout the evening, however with two guests in tail – Claudia from Pink Manolos and Danielle from Daniellicacy and a new menu (which offers fantastic value for money – each person eats for £35) we chose specific items that appealed to us from the menu.
First up was the bread board – one of my favourite parts of the meal. Usually bread is a bit bog standard and boring but this stuff is incredible. A range of sourdough, seeded and chilli infused – teamed with the softest salted butter, I will admit that part of my obsession with this place is down to the bread alone.
Next up were the appetisers, which you order several of to share around the table. We opted for ostrich skewers, caviar and scallops. Perhaps a slightly pretentious range of choices but the menu has a variety of exciting and unusual choices – and well, you may as well try them!
The scallops here are absolutely incredible. It’s very easy to undercook or overcook but these little ones quite literally melt in your mouth.
When it came to the mains, we decided to order a ‘favourite’ each and a bunch of sides to share. Sea bass and quinoa for Danielle and I, chicken for Claudia. Side wise, we opted for truffle fries, creamy gnocchi (easily another favourite) and grilled broccolini with pomegranate. I’m not usually one for so many additional plates but these are too good to miss. Any explanation of their flavours won’t do them justice, nor will the pictures – they deserve a taste!
The dessert menu at DSTRKT is also incredible, an assortment of chocolate delights (the chocolate soil – with brownie pieces, strawberry mousse and white chocolate flakes remains a firm favourite) and citrusy sweets. We weren’t able to sample them on this occasion due to time constraints but if you take a look at my previous reviews here and here – I sampled one too many.
Overall, if you’re looking for a beautiful restaurant to visit – with incredible food to match, DSTRKT would be my very first recommendation. They’ve recently switched up their menu which has made things far more affordable, so I’m really excited that this place is a bit more accessible! I’d recommend dining at 6.30pm when it’s just filling up – but still minus the eager club goers!
DSTRKT, 9 Rupert St, London, W1D 6DG, 020 7317 9120