Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Restaurant Recommendation: The Park Terrace


Take advantage of London’s first-ever official heat wave and head over to the casual (but elegant) Park Terrace restaurant on the ground floor of the Mandarin Oriental. Outdoors and enclosed by green hedges and with a view of the trees across the street in Hyde Park, this small patio restaurant offers up a small menu of tasty items, such as poached salmon, Thai green curry, or a platter of beef carpaccio (friends who ate this said it was great). It did look nice. I, however, started with a selection of sashimi sprinkled with jalapenos before moving on to a slab of miso-marinated black cod.


Both of my dishes were good, but were they as eye-openingly good as the original preparations, which, I think, come from Nobu in New York? No. I did, however, sample a lovely summery British wine that I’d never had before: the Chapel Downs Bacchus, made in Kent. Give it a go. Perfect for a night outside in the heat.

(There are also these summertime cocktails from restaurants in New York that sound pretty good. Coconut martini: yes!)


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7 comments:

Dan said...

Surely "heat" should have quotes around it, as this particular "heat wave" consists of evenings in the mid-70's.

Nii said...
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Nii said...

Hi,

How long have you been in London?

This certainly isn't London's first heatwave.

Tara said...

Hi Nii. Well, I was referring to the newspaper account that I linked to that said we're getting our first heat wave warning from the weather office. I've been here for only 2 years, and it's certainly the hottest I've encountered, but I can't believe you've never had worse! It doesn't seem that bad....

z said...

this is definitely not the first London heatwave... there seems to be at least one most summers. But this is the first heatwave to trigger a government heatwave warning plan/system that was put into place 2 years ago i.e. first official heatwave in 2 years.

Tara said...

Good to know! Enjoy it while it lasts.

Anonymous said...

ithink that u could enjoy the meal without wine because it could be offensive to some people such as me