Kingly Court courtyard
Wright Brothers Soho
Nobody knows seafood better than the Wright brothers and their Kingly Court demonstrates their talent for creating atmospheric, classy dining spaces in which to indulge in the fruits of the sea. Head chef Sasha Ziverts has given Wright Brothers’ classical seafood dishes a twist with several Asian inspired recipes, such as a piquant roasted skate wing with chilli jam, and a surf and turf chargrilled Wagyu beef bavette steak with half a grilled lobster. The menu retains its emphasis on serving seafood as fresh and simply as possible, with an extensive raw menu, and the obligatory dressed oyster varieties.
Specializing in pizza served as it would be on the streets of Napoli, Pizza Pilgrims is now one of London’s most popular pizzerias and their traditional take on this family favourite is perfect for long lunches or late night indulgence. The restaurant started out as a food truck, which was reportedly driven the length and breadth of Italy by founders Thom and James Elliot as they searched for what made Italian pizza the best in the world. They seem to have found that secret as their thin crust pizzas, featuring the perfect balance of Italian cheese and a rich tomato sauce, are contenders for best in the city.
To say that Peruvian food has officially arrived in London would be an understatement; Peruvian food has completely taken charge of the London food scene. Señor Ceviche is one of the best when it comes to emphasising the fun side of Peru’s national cuisine. Its ceviche is a classic combo of sea bream with tiger’s milk, sweet potato puree, choclo corn, red onion, coriander & plantain. For the more adventurous diners it offers the Señor Ceviche, which features sea bream and octopus with aji amarillo, tiger’s milk, sweet potato puree, avocado, coriander, red onion & tempura baby squid. Order both and wash them down with a passion fruit Frozen Sour, featuring Pisco, Finlandia vodka, lime juice, and gomme syrup.
Ramen is the Londoners’ comfort food of choice these days- there are plenty of amazing takes on the rich Japanese noodle soup in Soho but few can match Shoryu Carnaby. Specialising in Hakata tonkotsu ramen, originally from Fukuoka, Shoryu’s ultra unctuous and thick soups are incredible, as is their range of toppings, such as caramelised black garlic mayu, garlic chips (Dracula Tonkotsu), or prawns, scallops, squid, and nitamago egg (Kimchi Seafood Tonkotsu). Also on offer is a range of delicious sides, the best of which are the Shoryu Buns, an amazingly fluffy milk bun with a selection of fillings.
Oka Robata Grill and Sushi
Serving Asian food with a twist may be de rigeur these days but Oka do it better than most. This first floor Kingly Court eatery brings together an imaginative variety of Japanese sushi, with some fiery barbecue techniques and a few choice Korean and Chinese flavours. The Robata Grill is the undoubted highlight of any visit, with succulent dishes like the Kimchi Chicken served with ginger, shallots, and red vinegar and a miso black cod which falls apart in your mouth. An extensive cocktail menu which plays with the triumvirate of Japanese-Korean liquor, sake, soju and sochu, completes the deal.