28-50 has recently opened its third venue in the heart of Mayfair on Maddox Street which boasts their first ever champagne bar. 28-50’s great reputation precedes it as the venue is buzzing when we arrive, the atmosphere is relaxed and we excitedly settle in to order.
The Aubergine with grilled courgettes, marinated peppers and goats curd is a simple but delicious starter; the ingredients were fresh and full of flavour. The Salmon Gravlax served with mustard sauce and sourdough toast was another delicious but safe choice, another venture might see us opting for a more daring starter.
For our main the waitress advised against getting a whole lobster, presumably as I had already ordered a starter and was clearly eyeing up the dessert menu as well. However taking this advice was an error as the lobster was grilled to perfection, it literally tasted as if it come straight out of the sea and was served with deliciously garlic butter, I could have eaten the lobster twice over. My guest enjoyed a (whole) well-cooked 28 day aged Rib Eye steak with béarnaise sauce.
To finish we had Pistachio Crème Brulee which was faultless! It had a beautiful crisp layer of sugar on top and a soft, creamy brulee underneath. We also shared the Chocolate Tart which had a delicious salted caramel flavour to it, and was without a doubt one of the most delicious things I have tasted.
28-50 is clearly a restaurant that takes great pride in its food but also its wine, each course was presented with a wine which complimented the food beautifully. The brainchild of Xavier Rousset and Agnar Sverrisson who also own the Michelin starred TEXTURE restaurant, 28-50 is definitely worth a visit, and a glass of wine or two…or three!