I’ve been meaning to give the Table Cafe a try for quite a while now. However, the final push came after I learned that one of the former chef’s of Zucca recently moved there to head-up the kitchen…so the Foodies decided to go prowling in their Southward backyard.
The decoration at the Table is quite sleek and clean and in that sense it’s a reflection of the cooking. The menu at the the Table is Italian and the number of dishes are sufficient to cater to most taste buds (best to share plates).
We tried the following dishes during our visit to the Table:
- N’Dudja toast with Borretane onions (7/10)
- Buffalo mozzarella, wilted radicchio Trevigiano and balsamic vinegar (7/10)
- Queenies scallops with parsley, lemon and chilli (7.5/10)
- Salsify, cream, parmasan and speck (8.5/10)
- Grilled Octopus, grilled tomatoes, anchovies and caperberries (8.5/10)
- Rose Veal Ossobucco with Risotto alla Milanese (7.5/10)
- Almond and pear tart (8.5/10)
- Chocolate and Lemon Sorbet (8.5/10)
All the dishes were executed well and mostly delivered in the taste department. However, given their reasonably close proximity, it’s almost impossible not to compare the Table to Zucca. And to be honest, Zucca wins the battle hands down. The ingredients they use are fresher, the wine list is more eleborate and they’re cheaper.
In total we paid £104 for our meal at the Table (incl. two small glasses of wine, pink lemonade, bottle of water and service charge). In my opinion that’s too dear for what you get. If the bill would have come out about £15-20 lower, that would have been more in line. The service was very pleasant.
Overall rating for the Table: 7/10
(The rating reflects quality of cooking, quality of food, overall service and price)