So on the weekend, Matt and I found ourselves a stones throw away from New Bond Street on Woodstock Street, in a discreet but classy bar and restaurant called Gigi’s.
Walking in, the first thing I noticed was the elegant decor.. the blue velvet booths, crystal chandeliers and marble table tops oozed class and decadence but a closer look revealed effortlessly stacked fashion and travel coffee table books tucked away in corners – a modern twist on a classic, much like Gigi’s offerings on it’s menu..
The first thing that arrived on our table was the bread basket which comprised of spicy breadsticks, Sardinian bread and two rolls, each flavoured with squid ink and green sage – delish!
For my starter, I opted for the Cornish Seabass Tartare with avocado, orange and sea aster – the dish was beautifully presented with the combination of the orange mixed with the greens on the plate really jumped out at you, especially against the blue surface; felt like I was looking at the sea! It tasted even better than it looked, the flavours perfectly balanced and the avocado, sea aster & orange adding depth and texture to the fish.
Matt went for the Roasted Octopus with Barlotti Beans in an Onion Broth which he absolutely loved! The octopus was cooked to perfection and seasoned beautifully, with the broth full of rich and intense flavor.
For our next course, Matt and I decided to share a pasta dish that really stood out to us on the menu – Spaghetti cooked in Mantecato Squid juice served with Oscietra caviar and Gold, yes you read right, real gold.
The pasta was delicious – the flavour of the squid was really intense and both the caviar and gold added texture to the dish.
For our mains, I opted for the Miso marinated blackened Cod served with Kale and Sea Lettuce. The fish was absolutely divine.. it flaked to the touch and completely melted in your mouth.
Matt went for the very manly option and chose the White Park fillet steak dusted with lemon and served with potatoes, black cabbage and yellow roots dressing… I actually didn’t get to try it as he was enjoying it so much he wouldn’t share – speaks volumes I guess! Haha.
Even though we were both so full at this point, we’d seen other people eating their desserts and each plate that had come out looked so good we just couldn’t resist!
I went for the Chocolate Mondrian which was just heavenly – moist chocolate sponge covered with a thin layer of milk chocolate with bars of caramel and white chocolate on top.
Matt went for their signature Tiramisu which steps away from the heavy, stodgy classic and instead you are presented with a deconstructed version. Every element on Matt’s plate was absolutely delicious.
Finally, after a pasta and chocolate overload, we had a latte to wash everything down and to give us that little bit of energy to get out of our exquisite food comas!
Thank you to the amazing team at Gigi’s for having us! I would definitely go back again – the food was impeccable, the service faultless and it is perfectly located.
Make sure you check them out next time you find yourself in the area – details below. I’ll be posting my look from the day on the blog soon
As always, thanks for reading my loves.. until the next post!
Gigi’s Mayfair – 22 Woodstock Street, Mayfair, London W1C 2AR
020 7491 8638
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