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Texture restaurant: Passion fruit, mango and basil sorbet at Texture

 

 We went to restaurant Texture not knowing what to expect from a restaurant branded as “Nordic fine dining”  and I must say that it exceeded our expectations. To be more precise, I would say it is one of the best restaurants in London at the moment.

 

Texture restaurant: Suckling pig

 

I liked the large dining room at Texture restaurant with abstract paintings depicting explosions of some kind…they seemed to reference volcanic explosions on Iceland or they’re possibly a metaphor for the taste explosions. On the down-side, the room is a bit dark lit and should be a bit brighter.

 

Texture restaurant: Lightly salted cod

 

We opted for the Texture restaurant tasting menu and did not regret it. The amuse bouche of lobster was a perfect way to start the tasting course. The sweetness of the sauce worked very well with the lobster. The mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes was fresh and light.

The quail with corn and bacon popcorn was inspired and very tasty. The cod with avocado was well balanced, but not spectacular and not in keeping with rest of the dishes (they’d run out of squid, which normally accompanies the cod and used shrimp instead).

 

Restaurant Texture: Rib eye steak

 

For the meat dish, I had the grain fed Rib eye, while Avi changed hers to the suckling pig. Both dishes worked very well and were full of flavour. The desserts at restaurant Texture were very good as well (white chocolate for me and passion fruit + mango with basil sorbet).

 

Restaurant Texture: Quail and bacon popcorn

 

I’ve found that many Michelin restaurants have very good starters and desserts, but fall short on their main dishes. This is not the case with restaurant Texture, their mains were as good as the starters; for that I commend the chef.

 

Restaurant Texture: White chocolate dessert

 

The service is good and not overbearing. Overall restaurant Texture is certainly worth a visit and I’ll want to go back…ASAP

Overall rating of restaurant Texture: 9.5/10

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