Restaurant Article - February 2018

EVELYN’S TABLE – RUPERT STREET, LONDON

The refurbished Central London pub from the people behind Palomar, The Barbary & Jacob The Angel.

The recently renovated 250-year-old pub, The Blue Posts has a little secret downstairs. A small narrow staircase leads down to a door that reads “Private” and yet in a small, easily missed font you notice Evelyn’s Table. Beyond this door lies an intimate marble topped dining counter with a theatrical and cosy kitchen ready to act out the night’s performance of carefully crafted dishes. From this front row seat we were able to view the meticulous mixing of rich looking purees, as well as the rows of the freshest catch of the day and the chefs in action, detailing the intricate assembly concluding in the final presentation of the plate.

We were actually treated to an entirely separate and thoughtful vegan menu of dishes that consisted of endive and orange salad, fresh pasta in a Cavalo Nero sauce and an artichoke and pickle stew.

A brief look around the rest of the Blue Posts leads you to the ground floor bar, which is another intimate space and a return to hustle and bustle synonymous with this part of London, after being tucked away in the seclusion of the basement kitchen. People can enjoy drinks along the traditional pub style bar or in-between towering tall timber patterned screens that run off the line of the windows creating little pockets of privacy to sit and drink.

Up another floor and we arrived at a bar area that has a stylish pub feel to it. Think cosy, dim lit, lots of artwork on the wall and display cabinets showcasing bottle after bottle of delicious liquors. The palette is fresher than downstairs with a soft shade of blue on the walls and sharp detailed fluted glass screens that separate a more private space to the back. It’s certainly a good spot to savour a few drinks with a few friends, comfortably tucked away on the plush blue velvet banquettes.

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