Very excited at having won the ‘Write for a Bite’ Contest by Zomato I booked a table at the Ink Restaurant by Zomato. With hubby in tow, we set off for dinner on a rather chilly weekday evening. After my smartphone map app took us took the center of an isolated park we were lucky to get directions from a local. After trudging through a long and lonely lane we finally reached Ink. Do make it point to walk straight up to Palmers Road and turn right at the top of a hill, walk right to the end of the lane and walk up the stairs, Ink is on the left.
The minimalist interiors and the modern space are in stark contrast to where this restaurant is located. We were greeted warmly and could pick and choose where we sat amongst the tables available.
Thanks to having lost our way and the chilly weather we had managed to work up quite an appetite. We had scallops made in a sweet pea and mint puree, pancetta crumble and tomato crumble served with delicious onion and edible flowers, and hubster ordered the soup of the day. My scallops went down well with my white wine and I was hungry for more.
Our mains were very cooked to perfection, delicious, and of a good portion size too. I like my steak well done and the 28-day dry-aged 8oz sirloin steak with 3 types of mushrooms was perfectly done, succulent, and very juicy. I can almost feel the taste in my mouth even now while I write this Ummm. Hubsters main of braised lamb cooked in oyster juice and wrapped in a cabbage leaf was so soft and tender it simply melted in our mouth.
Our dessert of Rhubarb with lightly baked meringue was tastefully decorated but left us wanting more. Do eat the beautiful edible flowers scattered on top they are lovely! Sensing that I guess the chef got us some complimentary again melt in your mouth delicious. Nice.
The menu is limited but the food is excellent. Portion size on the starters and dessert was a bit of a shock but when taste takes precedence over portion size, it’s definitely worth it. In spite of eating 3 full courses, we were not overfull but appropriately satiated.
My only regret is we didn’t go for lunch it would have been lovely to sit by the canal and enjoy a relaxed lunch but that wouldn’t have been possible on a weekday. Nevertheless, this restaurant is a find and a good option for the coming warm summer days.
Disclaimer: With many thanks to Zomato Uk for the vouchers sent to me. It partly paid for our dinner but we were happy to pay for the bulk of our very delicious meal. I was not required to write a positive review and was not compensated monetarily for this post. Like all my previous posts about events and reviews, ALL opinions expressed here are entirely my own.