69-73 St John Street, London EC1M 4AN
Latest critic review: July 03, 2012
Now entering its 2nd year and having been almost monthly to North Road, it continues to shine as one of the most inventive and interesting restaurants London has to offer. Not part of the growing "chain" of Michelin star eateries, it brings a breath of fresh air to the dining scene. Sound philosophy around its suppliers, a constantly changing menu, coupled with food and service that more than deserves its Michelin star (2 stars in the next round?)
We had a first bad experience (fish and chicken skins oily and salty, pickled quail eggs rather tart, and veal so tough it was not easy to chew), and a better experience although the predominant taste of the food was 'hickory smoke' including the dessert. If this is what all the food critiques have been raving about, then they wouldn't be so hard to please. If this is what Scandinavian food is about, then it would be rather disappointing. Service was very average, and the decor was rather cold and impersonal.