Iska Lupton gets a taste for Irish treacle soda bread and tucks into Instagram-worthy dishes at ultimate neighbourhood eatery, The Terrace.
GREETINGS: The resplendent houses of Holland Street gleam brilliant white. The shops are perfect, the people jovial, the blue ceanothus waves angelically, and adorable mews run off the street like tributaries, beckoning you to tread their cobbles. And then there’s The Terrace. Unassuming yet exuding easy Mediterranean charm, it belongs to Leiths alumnus and seasoned epicure, Sara Adams. After four years at the helm of the excellent Kensington Square Kitchen (which she still owns), she set her sights on a more formal neighbourhood lunch and dinner spot. Et voila, The Terrace was born.
WHO’S EATING: A table of tie-loosened colleagues appear like old mates as they whisper and chuckle over their elegant platefuls, egged on by a couple of bottles of white. A mother and daughter in immaculate dress and with exemplary coiffure chat over champagne cocktails. The casual walk-ins, lunchtime catch-ups, flowing wine, loud convivial chatter and extended conversation between gracious serving staff and customers affirm that this is exactly the ‘relaxed, stylish, neighbourhood restaurant’ it defines itself as. With just 20 covers, it’s all about the local cognoscenti here…
And we haven’t even got started on the food… Read the full review here.