|Sashimi Sharing Plate|
An extraordinary dining experience on a Monday night (yes a Monday) we went to M Raw in the City of London, just off Threadneedle Street near to the bank of England. And let me share this now – it is a fabulous space worthy of your attention, so keep reading.
As you walk in, I was struck by the vast size of the restaurant, the open kitchen and the stairs leading to the upstairs bar area. It’s a highly polished restaurant, very modern, slick with low lighting. Service from the start was five star with a warm welcome, bag check and guidance to a comfy seat being offered with precision.
The dining space falls into two areas. M RAW – which is casual dining and all about tapas style dining. Whereas, M GRILL is geared up to those serious about their meat which can cost up to £150 pounds for a 150g Kobe beef fillet (we never tried this!!!)
The menu is packed with exciting foods to share. As you order, the food comes straight to the table so it’s in its peak. I’d recommend choosing five dishes to start with then see how you go.
We chose the edamame beans served in chilli and lime - perfectly washed down with one of their organic wines - Alsace in my case.
|From the Nibbles menu|
Next up was the Argentine beef tartare which was served with cornichons, shallots, sourdough and, rather uniquely an egg! Cooked at exactly 62 degrees and with a texture somewhere between a runny and a hard egg, it was very clever and a conversation piece.
|Our choice from the Tartare and Tiradito menu|
|White chocolate and lavender soup |
with poached apples and coconut tuile
There was even a funky Japanese toilet in the bathrooms with all the features you might expect from such a contraption and again made for great conversation. This one was for the boys!
|The toilet control panel - no I'm not showing the toilet!!|
2&3 Threadneedle Walk
60 Threadneedle Street
Disclaimer: We were invited to review the restaurant, all thoughts are our own.