The day after I came back from my trip from Malta, I was invited down to the soft launch at One Leicester Street restaurant.

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Before its time, One Leicester Street used to be occupied by St John hotel, there’s bar on the other floor, but it was the restaurant I visited. I was greeted by staff immaculate dressed in their uniforms.

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They were very knowledge with answering my questions over the menu; Tom Harris is still head chef for the restaurant. For starters I had to get my favourite oysters, rock oysters are the only ones available.

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Dexter meat is something I haven’t come across on menus before; it’s a black cattle breed, small sweet and beefy with well-marbled flesh. The plate came with a ruby red meat, with greens, beetroot and horseradish. I loved the quirky interesting flavour profile of sour, sweet and beefy flavours.

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The desserts were another interesting dish, an earl grey infused shaved ice, with a caramelised poached pear. Refreshingly light and delicious, the shaved ice was pleasurable.


Overall, I enjoyed the quirky and interesting flavours One Leicester Street had to offer and I’m interested in visiting again to explore the rest of the menu and bar.

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