What do you do when you are craving British food? Head for dinner at Bumpkin in South Kensington to feast on their award-winning delicious food made only from the best ingredients.
I was invited for a review of their delicious menu and took along Banke from Astylediary for company and a bloggers catch up.
As you enter the restaurant, the warmth just hits you, the darker lighting, the cosy seating and the warm and welcoming staff, ready to greet and take you to your table.
We chose the cosy booth towards the back of the restaurant. I was a cold Winters day, so we stayed clear from any doors, not wanting the occasional feel of the blistering cold every time the door would open to ruin our evening.
Whilst we waited for our cocktails, we snapped away at the surroundings and nibbles on some nuts and artisan bread.
We were shown the special of the day which all looked appetising but we stuck to the usual.
Pumpkin soup to start which was rich and creamy, just the way I liked it.
The honey roasted Beetroot tartin was delicious with the best part being the walnuts and goats cheese combination.
Mushroom and crispy sweet potato shavings on a bed of potato puree
In between mouthfuls, we discussed the world of social media, what is changing, what we hate and making strategies and plans for where we want to be.
Before we knew it, our mains arrived.
Confit Duck leg with spiced cabbage and carrot puree and a load of greens. We got to get in our 5 a day, and what better way than cramming towards the end of the day. The duck was very satisfying and I reckon one of the best choices on the menu.
And plate of lamb chop (literally) which was succulent to taste and didn’t need any additional sauces.
We also munched on sweet potatoes and spinach. I much prefer sweet potato over regular potatoes because of its higher vitamin A content and you get better glycemic control funnily enough.
After eating to a standstill, we still managed to make space for a desserts which we dipped and shared amongst ourselves.
The apple crumble is a winner. Loaded with apples and raisins with a side of rum custard to drizzle over. One mouthful and I was in heaven. Just the thing I needed before stepping out in the cold again.
The sticky toffee pudding was their best seller and I am not surprised. The salted caramel ice-cream was perfect to balance the sweetness of the pudding.
We took a walk around the neighbourhood to work off those ingested calories, admiring the trendy dog walkers and the bustling night life of South Kensington before heading home.
I would definitely dine here again. They have branches also in Chelsea and Westfield Stratford.
I would advise making a booking to avoid disappointment.
102 Old Brompton Road – 0207 341 0802
119 Sydney Street- 0203 730 9344
105-106 The Street- 0208 221 9900
All open from 11am till 11pm at night. I hear their brunch menu is a must try too.
Where are your go to places for good British food in London? Please tell and share.