Our quarterly girls dinner has taken us to many different restaurants and our Christmas adventure took us to The Sea Containers on the South Bank overlooking the Thames.
As we were originally a group of six, we had to opt for the sharing Christmas menu. This was delicious but most of us had to take home doggy bags as it was far too much food and we didn’t even have the mince pies that were supposed to finish the meal off. We were far too stuffed!
We started off the evening with sharing platters of warm shaved smoked salmon with shallots, capers and borage cress and then the absolutely delicious venison carpaccio with beetroot, pine nuts and cress. To go with this, we had an absolute delight, which I probably wouldn’t have ordinarily ordered but was so delicious, Stilton and braised cabbage flatbread with walnuts. So tasty!
The mains combined a traditional Turkey dinner with stuffing along with roast potatoes, confit root vegetables and the surprisingly tasty crispy brussel sprouts. We were also served some beautiful lemon sole with brown shrimp butter and winter cep gnocchi with a Parmesan veloute and trundle. I’m not a gnocchi fan but this converted me. Very tasty, light and not stodgy at all. We had two plates of each dish between five of us and not enough table space for it!
Desserts were also pretty amazing with a beautiful winter crumble served inside an apple and chocolate fondants, which oozed their chocolatey goodness. Cheese were also served but taken home as there was no space left to eat anything!
Overall a lovely meal, even if there was far too much of it and if I were to return, I’d try to ask for a seat further inside away from the door which opens to the cold air from outside.
Looking forward to the next quarterly location for our dinner catch up!