Excuse me Miss, there's a lobster head in your pie?!
So first things first, apologies for the horrendous photos. I've been extremely naughty and just purchased myself a brand spanking new camera so hopefully the quality of my photography will dramatically increase over the coming weeks. Disregarding the shoddy camerawork, here are a few snaps from a few weeks ago when my pal Alex and I visited Hush in swanky Mayfair. There was no particular reason for visiting, we just fancied a girlie evening stuffing our faces and glugging back the vino.
Hush has several rooms for a unique experience. We dined in The Silver Room for a slightly more intimate affair but the Brasserie downstairs and Cocktail lounge are perfect for those who want a fun vibe in a stylish setting. Hush currently has an exclusive dining experience - 'Blades at Hush', a 60s inspired steak, lobster, whiskey and British classics menu, which we took full advantage of. The staff were more than attentive and very patient with the two blondes who faffed over the wine list for far too long. Instead of bread for the table, we were given two large Yorkshire puddings which I thought was a bizarre addition but have since decided this should become mandatory in every restaurant. A great first impression. Although the menu heavily revolves around whiskies, neither of us were too fussed (and I don't know my Macallans from my GlenLivets) so we opted for a New Zealand Sauvignon - which I have to say was one of the best whites I've ever had.
For starters we had steak tartare and asparagus hollandaise. Nothing crazy, but delicious nonetheless. I find tartare dishes very refreshing and just the right size to leave enough room for the main. I decided to go for the Stargazy lobster and rabbit pie, which is highly unusual for me as I'm not a pie person whatsoever. Alex opted for the Smoked Haddock Fishcake with buttery spinach. We ordered a couple sides which were pleasant but average. However, this pie was unbelievably tasty. Huge chunks of meaty lobster and juicy rabbit in a delicate sauce with a flaky lid of pastry. Plus, the lobster head just looks fantastic. The main was very rich so I couldn't possibly finish the whole thing but it was to die for. We ended the evening sharing a slice of their Mars Bars Cheesecake, which was again wonderful but so rich and heavy - I'd recommend sharing this one with a friend.
Queue: We visited Hush on a Saturday evening and booked in advance. It wasn't difficult to book a table, but I'd double check for large parties.
Price: It was around £50 a head including drinks, so on the pricey side. The mains don't include any veg or sides and obviously the alcohol racks up the price. But all in all, a lovely evening and I think it's great to occasionally splash out.
Ambience: Very elegant and classy, but still acceptable to have a good cackle with your bestie. Make sure to try the pie.
Grab your heels and head on over to Hush!
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.