As a belated birthday treat a couple of girl friends and I booked for a late lunch at the Oblix restaurant last Thursday.
Heading up in the elevator I didn’t realise there were three different restaurants on the 32nd floor and we were only half way up the spectacular Shard.
We were booked at Oblix and I was impressed with the hostess and bar staff as we enjoyed a drink while we waited for our table.The bar staff were making a great number of cocktails and I really liked looking through such a wide choice of drinks and trying something new!
We were shown to our table which was a little away from the window but we asked the waitress if we could wait a few more minutes as another table was just emptying. We went back to the bar for a few more minutes so were very pleased to get a window and seat with a view! I understand these cannot be booked so we felt fortunate that we had timed things well.
Lunch was delicious. Between the three of us we tried the beetroot, goats curd & rye crumble and lobster and prawn cocktail to start, then main course we had smoked haddock fish cake, poached egg, wilted spinach & mustard hollandaise. Fillet of cod, white beans, saffron & mussel sauce and the Oblix burger & chips we also had a few side salads. The dessert was very popular with flourless chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream perfect for one of us who needs to be careful with gluten and I had the blood orange hibiscus & lemon sorbets which were just perfect as a refreshing end to a great lunch.
Marcus Eaves is the head Chef at the Oblix and he is the creative energy behind the seasonal menu.
We had a look around the kitchen and main restaurant as they were prepping for the evening service. A really good experience, quite a treat but I hope to be back again soon.