Another day another lunchtime trip to Kingly St. This time I decided to give the new Wright Brothers place a go. I had passed it a few times and was pleased to see they had taken one of the older buildings in Kingly St and with a very sensitive makeover given it a stylish but authentic feel. You walk in on the ground floor but all the proper action takes place downstairs in the basement. Here they have an open kitchen with rows of comunal tables with bar stools. It all done very well so you don't feel too packed in. We were intrigued by the lunch deal of main and glass of wine for £10 but when the waitress went through the options neither of us fancied them so instead we both went for Moules. She did explain that the specials change daily and that often the mussels were on the deal. The menu itself isn't massive and obviously mostly fish and a lot of it raw, it did look very good not quite what you get in Paris but getting there.
We both had a glass of the house white which turned out to be a very good fruity chardonnay. The young guy who brought us it described really well and obviously knew his way round the wine menu. The mussels arrived and though I had ordered a large portion I did feel it was a few shellfish light. My colleague had a small portion which seemed about right. The mussels themselves were good but not amazing, however the broth was very good. We were given plenty of bread to help us enjoy it. As we ate the basement filled up with a mix of ladies what shop and business people, upstairs seemed to be more for courting couples.
Mussels finished, we had a couple of nice filter coffees before heading back to the office. The meal came to a very reasonable £35 and I added a few quid on as a tip. The service was good and friendly, obviously a new team but happy to help. It is quite a large place so they will need to watch that everywhere is being looked after when busy. all in all I was very satisfied with my first visit and I look forward to taking my lovely wife here. Obviously I hope to try something more adventurous off the menu next time but this nice looking restaurant is a definite asset to Kingly st.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8