What better way to celebrate a birthday than at a Michelin-recommended restaurant in Central London? I was lucky enough to visit The Silk Restaurant at 5 Star Courthouse Hotel on my birthday with Mr WFD and enjoyed a delectable Three Course meal with champagne. Set in an iconic courtroom when the Hotel used to be The Great Marlborough Street Magistrates Court, the restaurant has maintained most of its original features. The menu is influenced by the historic silk route and infuses cuisines from across East Asia. Inspired by Indian, Thai and Chinese flavours every dish manages to bring the Silk Route to life.
I chose Tiger prawns tossed with pineapple and spices, which came in a generously sized portion. The rich spices and sweet kick from the pineapple brought the juicy tiger prawns to life. It was perfect combination of flavours which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had a taste of Mr WFD’s Pan Seared Scallops with artichoke and strawberries and the scallops were perfectly tender, with an almost melt in your mouth texture.
For my main course I went for Grilled Duck Breast served with Kumquats, Puy Lentils and sweet potato mash, whilst Mr WFD had mustard crusted tiger prawns with cous cous & grilled vegetables. Although I enjoyed the duck breast I think I was suffering from food envy. Mr WFD’s prawns were HUGE and when I had a taste my food envy was definitely justified, they were succulent and full of flavour. The sweet potato mash were a perfect match with the duck and the puy lentils ensured that the meal was not to heavy.
By the time dessert arrived I was already pretty full but I’m not a quitter so I went for Chocotale aur jelly, Lemongrass infused chocolate mousse with rose chilli jelly whilst Mr WFD had Peru Delice, Guava flavoured pastry cream. We could’t really taste the guava but it was a satisfying dessert. The mousse was a bit too rich for my taste but it was a lovely end to what was a great dining experience. I cannot recommend The Silk Restaurant enough, it really was a wonderful meal, the perfect place to spend my birthday.
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