Noble Rot Soho
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Soho is an area that was, quite simply, not built for an early watershed curfew. But it was built for dates, and that’s clear to see at Noble Rot’s second location. The wine bar and restaurant is full of the sounds of chatter and clinking glasses, alongside the reassuring glug of glasses being refilled. Add in the Hungarian-leaning menu, featuring duck liver stuffed choux buns, and a shared plate of roast chicken you’ll have adulterous dreams about, and you have the perfect early evening venue.
Chocolate mousse, brandy prune & hazelnut biscuit
“Like all first-rate new media food writers - sorry, bloggers - I judge how good the food I’ve eaten is by the pictures I’ve taken, rather than by my tongue. Only in most cases, it’s not the images like a perfectly captured tarte tatin, so glistening, so bronzed, that a teenager might blu-tac it to their wall. It’s the ones where there’s a blur of hands. Or a clean plate in memorandum. It’s the ones like above, where I’ve had to shoddily zoom in on another picture of dessert to look for evidence. It’s Gregg Wallace presents Watchdog. The scene of this criminally crap photo was the new Noble Rot on Greek Street. A place that you should ideally be sitting in right now. The victim: their chocolate mousse. It was described to us as a mousse and ganache hybrid, but a better description would be ‘a non-sharer’. The mousse is sweet and not too rich - a milk and dark mashup - and the texture is temptingly spreadable. Yes, I have been thinking about it on toast. Alongside there’s a shot of brandy masquerading as a prune, plus some cream and a perfectly crisp biscuit. The details are unimportant though. What’s important is that you’re holding a spoon, not your phone, when it’s put on the table”.
- Jake Missing, Staff Writer
You could say we’re a little bit obsessed with this wine bar and restaurant’s OG spot in Bloomsbury, and that would be totally fair. And now they’ve opened a second spot in Soho with a menu including eggs casino, cabbage stuffed with game and sour cream, a daily goulash, and a whole roast chicken with morels to share. There is also, obviously, a lengthy wine list.