Mon-Fri 11.30am-10.30pm Sat 11.30am-10.30pm Sun 11.30am-3.30pm
The Metro Says...
Overall, the cooking is spot on. Marinating salmon in beetroot bullies its flavour but it still tastes delicious with its dill and mustard sauce. Veal rump is roasted to rosy perfection and comes with some wickedly rich and creamy polenta...With Tom’s Kitchen, Aikens has cracked the high-quality casual dining formula. I’m betting there won’t be such a long wait for the next one.
Tom Aikens’ light, airy enterprise aims to be all things to all comers – and readers praise its “fantastic ambience and great service”...The wine list, divided by colour then flavour, has something for both management and apprentices. Finish with the baked Alaska sharing pud, doused in Grand Marnier and flambéed at the table – it’s both pretty and delectable.
For a restaurant that prides itself on comfort food, Tom’s Kitchen is inescapably pricey, but scores points for sustainability, service and an emphasis on seasonality. Wines are much easier on the wallet. There are some particularly nice choices by the glass, such as a Rias Baixas Albarino (£9.75) and Valdemar’s 2008 Rioja Crianza (£9).