Game of Thrones Menu available 15th – 26th August 2016
And for this week only, the restaurant unveils a dedicated set menu (horse hearts and incest not included) celebrating the Game of Thrones fandom – or at least staving off GoT deprivation during the hiatus!
The menu appeals to the theme of the series while maintaining the approachable simplicity of British fare – and in BoS tradition, managing to amp up the everyday to a meal worth travelling for.
Okay. This is gorgeous.
The Dracarys Salad felt like bit of a crime to eat, really.
Marbled quail eggs nested on salad with bacon lardons presented beautifully on a noodle nest. The eggs just perfectly runny and shimmering in the streaming light, and crisp of bacon for that little Dothraki touch.
Then, what is a party in Westeros without a pie (and several casualties)?
Joffrey’s Wedding Pie is suitably hearty and incredibly filling: Chicken , quail and leeks spill from the pie, sizzling. Once the quail stabbing through the pie is dealt with, the perfectly crisp and flaky pastry is broken through to the chicken underneath.
Finally, the meal ends with the Ice and Fire, a vanilla Baked Alaska comes with Wildfire!
Green Chartreuse is spilled around the dessert to be set alight – keep your vial of Wildfire to drink as a digestif after.
The vanilla gelato encased the the cake might be slightly firmer than we’d like, but the browned meringue is just right, and spiced up with the Chartreuse for just a little bit of kick for a twist.
Bird of Smithfield manages to chic up most Game of Thrones/ASoIaF themed meals and keeping the simplicity of British fare – and all for a modest price. Highly recommended for the GoT fan – and certainly on Friday night to welcome the Night Tube as you saunter away from your Westerosi dining at midnight.
(Look out for our Night Tube launch party recommendations tomorrow!)
Game of Thrones menu only till Friday 26th August 2016! To book, call 0207 559 5100
Bird of Smithfield
26 Smithfield St, Clerkenwell
London EC1A 9LB