I will admit it, when it comes to food and how it’s cooked – I am a little fussy. I haven’t always been like this but after having a few horrid meals at in various places and visiting amazing restaurants in Europe, when it comes to grub, I do like good food and good of service.
From past experience, I have found that London has some of the best restaurants I have eaten in and one of my favourites I tried recently was Cigalon. Set in the heart of Chancery Lane, I actually knew nothing about this place as Amy had arranged our booking but I was really surprised when I first saw it. With a historic setting and a welcoming environment, Cigalon is very classic and it did feel like I was back in Paris briefly. The Manager of the restaurant greeted us warmly and after a catch up with him, we were shown to a circler booth in the middle of the room. The chic-ness continued throughout the restaurant with it’s high ceilings and tropical plants that gave the place a nice modern softness.
Once we got settled in, we had a look at menu and decided to try out the amazing 5 course option that Cigalon has to offer. The dishes to select from were very tempting but I finally decided on the asparagus and ricotta, the Ham hock with quails eggs, Lamb with chick peas, cheese and bread and the chocolate tart with orange sorbet. I was very excited to try all these dishes but was secretly hoping they would be served in small portions as I always have trouble eating a lot of food in one go.
It wasn’t long after our order was taken that our Cigalon journey begin with our starter. I’m a huge fan of asparagus and it was cooked perfectly and I loved how it tasted with the cheese and mixed salad leafs.
I don’t often have Ham hock or Lamb so it was great to have these options and both dishes were gorgeous. The texture of the Lamb was perfection and the quails eggs with the Ham were a great match of flavours.
Cheese and bread is always a good option during dinner and even though this was my fourth dish I still didn’t feel too full which was a relief as I was really looking forward to my chocolate cake.
I wasn’t sure that the orange sorbet would be like but it was a great companion for the chocolate tart. Both were rich in texture and taste and this dish was the perfect finish to an amazing meal at Cigalon.
If you are looking for exquisite food that is affordable in central London, Cigalon is the perfect place to visit. The venue, menu and the whole package was lovely to experience and I can’t wait to take Gary back next time I go!
Thanks again to the lovely team at Cigalon for a great dinner.