Sunday, September 28, 2008
Mint Leaf, London
London SW1Y 4HX Map
I've walked past Mint Leaf once or twice a month for the last two years without realising it was there. A friend had it recommended to him so when we were trying to decide where to go to for our monthly (or so) Beer and Curry night he mentioned that we should give it a try.
So we did.
Mint Leaf is down in the basement and that, combined with the lighting gives it quite a cosy atmosphere. The room is long and partitioned in the middle. One side of the partition is the bar, the other side is the restaurant.
They do a couple of tasting platters on the menu, one of which is vegetarian, so I chose to have that with a side of baby aubergines stuffed with cumin mash and goats' cheese.
The tasting platter consisted of baby bell peppers filled with spiced potato and paneer, potato cakes cased with green pea and raisin and paneer stuffed with rose petal confit.
The food was very tasty, however special mention must go to the aubergine which was lovely and if visit Mint Leaf, I recommend you try it.
The dessert menu had a coconut creme brulee on it, and it was pretty good, getting an 8 on the scale.
The service was good and, pricewise it's fairly average for London. We were on a discount offer from Toptable which made it quite a bargain and we had a really good evening.