Redhook Restaurant

Redhook – Seafood & Steaks

28th May 2013

Last week I was offered the chance to sample the new summer menu at Redhook, a restaurant, cocktail and oyster bar in Farringdon that specialises in seafood and steaks.

I had already eaten there last year, for the Cornish Grill sunday roast pop-up, cooked by chef Carl Clark. Now I had the chance to taste the restaurant’s dinner menu, prepared by Head Chef Jeffrey Roxas-Green.

Redhook is beautiful “in a Manhattan Meatpacking District sort of way” (quoting Jay Rayner), with high ceilings, big windows, blue pendants, diner booths with dark leather seats and brick walls.

 

Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks

My dinner companion was Adam Layton of Noshable. For starters, we ordered Bloody Mary oysters, Cucumber & Avruga Caviar oysters, Cornish Sea Bass Ceviche, Josper Smoked Salmon Salad and Spring Salad.

Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks

The Cucumber & Avruga Caviar oysters were a revelation to me! I had never eaten oysters before and I don’t love shellfish, but the combination with cucumber and caviar was very tasty.

On to the main courses, we ordered two dishes: Whole Sea Bass, baked with lemongrass, soy and pickled daikon.

Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks

And Oxford Sandy Black Belly Ribs, with Roxas sauce, pineapple slaw and chips.

Considering that Jeff cooked the winning ribs at Ribstock 2012, I knew I was in for a real treat! I am not a big meat-eater, but I would go back to Redhook only to taste those delicious slow-cooked ribs again! They were tender and juicy, enhanced by a spicy sweet sauce. The slaw was fresh and tangy, a perfect side to the sweet meaty dish.

Redhook - Seafood & Steaks
Redhook - Seafood & Steaks

Adam seemed to be loving the ribs as much as I did!

Redhook - Seafood & Steaks

We were full and satisfied by this point, but I couldn’t say no to this dessert: Rhubarb and White Chocolate cheesecake! best way to end a great dinner!

Redhook - Seafood & Steaks

It was a great meal (my highlights being the oysters, pork belly ribs and cheesecake) and I’ll surely eat at Redhook again.

Disclosure: I was a guest of Redhook Restaurant. All views are my own.

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