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The moderately well-known River Terrace Cafe at London’s Somerset House has been redesigned and will re-open next week (April 29) ready for the summer. Overlooking the river Thames and with an informal menu by Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens, the restaurant will have a weather-essential futuristic canopy will certainly provide a contrast to the neo-classical exterior with the courtyard of 55 dancing fountains in the summer and ice rink in the winter.
The menu will include Tom’s Kitchen Tasting Board (which includes Coronation Crab Salad, Mini Burgers and Tartine of Red Onion and Aubergine Compote), Grilled Paillard of Chicken Salad, Hot Smoked Loch Duart Salmon and a delectable range of desserts such as Eton Mess and Mango Rice Pudding.
In addition, the existing Admiralty Restaurant will be transformed into “Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House”, following on from Tom’s Kitchen restaurant in Chelsea, serving signature dishes including Daylesford 7 hour Confit Lamb and Spicy Crème Brulee. The Deli will sell a selection of lighter fare including Lentil and Goat Cheese Tart, Parma Ham and Artichoke Pissaladiere and Roast Chicken, Grape, Endive and Walnut Salad.
Open daily from 9am – midnight. Visit somersethouse.org.uk.