Wednesday 26 November 2014

The Gannet

My first meal at the Gannet was a bit of a pleasant surprise. I was meeting a friend for a catch up and had thought it more of a bar that served small plates. I was not expecting a proper restaurant at the back with cooking that showed good technique and a refined touch.
The service was very good too. Kevin used to be the maitre d at La Valle Blanche, which has sadly closed down. Warm and professional without being intrusive.
The bread was excellent. I don't eat bread much these days but ate some as it was so good.
The only disappointment was the treacle tart, which was too sweet and I had to leave it. It was more of a golden syrup tart than treacle. My bar is set high after eating the treacle tart of my dreams at 10 Greek St earlier this year. Crispy chewy top, dark not too sweet middle with the right amount of texture and a bottom that was not too soggy.
The food was very tasty and overall I am more impressed with this place than Ox and Finch although I am more excited by the menu at the latter. If only the two would get together and have a love child together..

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