Santiago Lastra’s Kol long-awaited opening was very much worth the wait. Another step in the reinvigoration of Mexican food in London mixing Mexican cooking with ingredients that are mostly sourced in the UK. Its defiantly one of the hottest tables in town this month.
The restaurant in Marylebone is set on two-floors. The main dining room is the 56-seater with an open kitchen that encompasses a tortilla station where you can watch the great chefs in action. In the basement is their Mezcaleriabar, which, serves artisan mezcals, rare agave spirits and cocktails. And down there is also the chef’s table – seating twenty and will have a view through to their second kitchen downstairs.
Dishes from the menu include:
- Langoustine tacos with sea buckthorn
- Lamb leg tostada cured in gooseberries with walnut oil and fermented chilis
- Kolrabi ceviche
- Tamal served with corn-husk ice-cream
The menu will change from season to season so there is a very good excuse to keep going back for more.
As for wine, they’ve had their house wine created specifically for them by Slovakian winemakers Slobodne and you can expect a list that’s mainly biodynamic wines sourced from Central and Eastern Europe.