#TeamCoco were delighted to hear that one of our favourite London restaurants is now open at weekends. Chamberlain’s of London, which is based at the beautiful covered Victorian Leadenhall Market in The City are now open 7 days a week for the first time in their 17 years of trading. This stunning eatery is one of the finest fish and seafood restaurants in the city.
During the weekend diners can order either a la carte or from the Saturday Gourmet Menu or Sunday Brunch menus both priced at two courses for £27 or three for £32. On Sundays there is the option of adding bottomless Prosecco or Bloody Mary to two courses for an additional £20 which sounds like a splendid idea to us!
The restaurant is contemporary and spacious with wooden floors, exposed brick walls and comfy leather club chairs. which adds a fine contrast to the Victorian splendour of the market. Looks can be deceiving, from the restaurants exterior, Chamberlains looks bijou but upon entering, it spans four floors but still maintains an intimate feel. The floor to ceiling windows offers a magnificent view of the market area in all its glory.
We started with a glass of champagne and a taster of popcorn to start with whilst we perused the fine menu which features the likes of Scottish Lobster Omelette (glazed with lobster bisque), Steak Tartare, Newlyn Cornish Plaice (with samphire and seaweed butter, Lobster Salad and Slow Roast Longhorn Beef (with all the trimmings and gravy).
Executive Chef Andrew Jones has previously worked at Claridge’s and the Westbury (and is a previous recipient of the Roux Scholarship in 2004) and create dishes for the restaurant that reflect nature’s harvest from around the British Isles in both modern tastes as well as the classics.
Chef Andrew and his brigade prepared a delicious amuse-bouche in the shape of an Irish Oyster and an accompanying Lobster bisque, followed by our starter of a sumptuous Dorset Crab served with a refreshing lemon crème fraîche, soft boiled hens’ egg and gluten free bread.
The delightful Front of House paired our starter with a superb white Burgundy from France which with the combination of climate, land, and tradition produces a wine that is coveted by many and never precisely replicated anywhere else.
It definitely was a SeafoodSunday for #TeamCoco and thanks to Chamberlain’s strong relationship with Billingsgate Fish market, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to incredible fish dishes. In fact, it is an absolute pleasure to eat fresh fish which has been hand-picked by one of the best suppliers in the business.
For our main, we were completely torn between the Brixham Dover Sole, the Newlyn Cornish Plaice and the tender-looking Slow Roast of Longhorn Beef.
In the end, we opted for the Chef’s selection of a Mixed Fish Grill which included seabass, langoustines and grilled salmon with side dishes of green beans and hand cut chips. Our delicious food was paired with a glass of Chardonnay. The food is fantastic and flavoursome and is beautifully cooked. The wine pairings were expertly matched – the wine menu is vast in depth and quality and is an ideal accompaniment to the carefully curated food menu.
The Front of House staff were incredibly attentive throughout our meal and their passion for gourmet food and impeccable service is clear to see. Using their exceptional produce their talented team of chefs led by Andrew, create dishes for the restaurant that reflect nature’s harvest from around the British Isles in both modern tastes as well as the classics.
There were several inviting options on the dessert menu to choose from, but the one that really caught our eye was the Iced Chocolate Parfait with raspberry and mint.
Leadenhall Market’s stunning architecture, history with its first-class shopping experience , makes it the perfect place to visit any day of the week and if you are looking for exceptional food in a delightful environment, then make sure you pay Chamberlains a visit.
Chamberlain’s of London is situated at 23-25 Leadenhall Market in London, EC3V 1LR and is open all week long. Their new weekend opening hours are: Saturday: 17:00 – 22:00 and Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00