When it comes to great restaurants Marylebone is home to many and 35 New Cavendish is for sure a new star in Sherlock Holmes old neighborhood.
When we entered the restaurant we felt relaxed and welcome, good indications that we were going to have an enjoyable experience. The atmosphere at 35 New Cavendish is very 1940’s. The restaurant takes inspiration from its owners who are financiers; staff were dressed in banker style uniforms.
The head chef at 35 New Cavendish is Alfonso Lillo Fas, a graduate of former world’s best restaurant El Bulli – we felt in good hands and had confidence in the interesting Mediterranean inspired menu.
For starters we had Scallops with smoked cauliflower purée, and yellowfin tuna tartar. They tasted absolutely delicious – a tribute to the sea, and were presented perfectly.
For the main course I had a second helping of tuna, this time it was I chose the chargrilled yellowfin tuna version. My partner opted for the secreto (iberian pork shoulder served with very naughty triple-cooked fries). If you choose to dine at 35 New Cavendish know that this is a restaurant that urges you to forget about the gym and the calories to burn and just be happy with your food.
Both dishes were so fab and well prepared that it would be foolish not to recommend.
The waiters at 35 New Cavendish are doing a good job of creating a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere for their customers. We had perfect service; our waiters had a solid knowledge about the menu, the products used to create it. With all their knowledge and expertise at serving they were an extended arm of the kitchen. They expressed a lot of respect for their head chef and we were in no doubt that they loved their jobs.
The restaurant manager at 35 New Cavendish is Andrea Sgamma, he is a classically trained waiter meaning he is educated in the trade of being a waiter giving you the kind of service that you would not expect to receive unless you were eating in a Michelin starred restaurant.
I believe that whatever we do in life, we should do so being proud. Mr Sgamma definitely lived up to this mantra with his presence and professionalism.
I haven’t had Crêpes Suzettes Flambées in many years, Mr. Sgamma made quite a show for us, and they tasted heavenly.
35 New Cavendish, is a restaurant, where you bring your good friends and family. It is a restaurant with honest service and food, a place for laughs, for love, for life.