Bistro K is located in one of the most fabulous neighbourhoods in the heart of London`s fashionable South Kensington. Looking in from the road opposite the interior looked minimalist and highly sophisticated yet the intimate lighting reflected a romantic ambience.
The building stands alone on Old Brompton Road and is stunning in a chic and understated manner, and it`s just a short stroll from South Kensington tube station, perfectly stashed away from the hustle and bustle. You`ll notice that the terrace outside is a place, which allows one to take a refreshment break, and it`s one of those spaces where anything goes – hot drinks and pastries, or even a glass of champagne, literally anytime you like!
After having looked closer at the menu choices, it proved this establishment clearly provides a unique take on French food. Overall, the a la carte menu doesn`t have an extensive choice of dishes, which in some way I liked, the less choice you have can often mean the food is served a lot fresher.
To start with I had the Scottish scallop, leek etuvée with black truffe Jus, which tasted incredible and won y palette over, and my dining partner sampled the rich tasting dish of confit duck ballotine with quince purée, which she thoroughly enjoyed too. For our main courses we opted for the Scottish beef fillet, French fries and béarnaise sauce and although this dish was completely mouthwatering we felt it was a little overpriced in relation to the size of the dish so we were extremely pleased we had ordered an extra side dish of green beans each. After feeling totally stuffed lets face it no meal is complete without finishing off with a chocolate fondant and vanilla ice cream, one of my all time favourites! And, as we lost ourselves in the ambience when we came to leave, the bistro had filed out and there were large and small groups, and couples enjoying the surroundings.
To summarise our experience, the ambience and location was fabulous, the food was a wee bit overpriced but this might have just been our choices on the evening but I`d say it`s definitely one to try. In fact for Valentine`s Day on the 13th February you can celebrate in style with a special dinner including a three-course tasting menu and a complimentary bellini or on the big day itself, the 14th February, why not enjoy a more relaxed Sunday brunch?
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