Situated conveniently right next door to Kew train station you’ll find a sleepy array of village stores, one of these being A Taste of McClements. This restaurant is unlike many others in that it`s purely for the tasting palette – not an A La Carte menu in sight.
The restaurant itself used to be a fishmongers until it was taken over by McClements and transformed into the French inspired eatery that it is today.
We recently had the pleasure of reviewing the full tasting menu, a culinary treat for any food obsessed individual… like me! Expect to endure 18 courses of the finest nouveau cuisine encapsulating flavours from around the world in very quaint portion sizes. It`s unlikely that you`ll simply drop by this restaurant to dine because it`s a tailored more for die hard foodies who appreciate fine flavours and the best ingredients money can buy. I`m talking from Chicken quenelle with Roquefort to Herb crusted Dover sole, with razor clams. You`ll enjoy a journey into food that you`ll almost certainly have never endured in your life before.
The menu will take approximately 3 hours to complete and each is accompanied by a glass of carefully selected wine most suited to each dish. The manager, Dominque Sejourne, is a seasoned pro when it comes to flavours and wines and you can be assured that you are in very safe hands here.
The restaurant has a laid back pleasant atmosphere in the somewhat intimate surroundings within the village of Kew. The cuisine feels French inspired and there’s a true sense of creativity when it comes to the presentation of each dish and taste combinations.
Overall a fantastic dining experience which must be undertaken by all foodies. The only consideration you must make beforehand is to have an open mind in relation to trying new exciting flavours and combinations… and VERY empty stomach.
Thank you McClements, fantastic.
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