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City Café's new a la carte menu

City Inn's restaurant has a new a la carte menu – we've got a deal running on it right now

Published on August 27th 2010.


City Café's new a la carte menu

City Inn's AA rosette restaurant City Café has recently launched a new a la carte menu that's worth checking out. It's a sophisticated, modern European affair that takes the crowd-pleasers and makes them a little bit different – while managing to sneak a few surprises in there as well.

Desserts take a whimsical turn – tiramisu is served as a sundae, Eton mess swaps the strawbs for raspberries, and the trio of desserts features a 99 cone with milk ice-cream and a flake.

Classics that have been taken to another level include the prawn cocktail which uses tempura king prawns and comes with avocado and tomato salsa, and the fish and chips in 'bitter and twisted beer batter' – which sounds like it has been made with some pretty hearty ale rather than a lighter than light lager. The herb-crusted rump of lamb comes with lamb canelloni, and the Roast Label Anglais chicken breast is accompanied by summer girolles (the exquisitely flavoured golden chanterelle mushroom) amongst other carefully chosen sides.

People with restaurant fatigue (it does happen, apparently) might be interested to see delicacies such as quails eggs hidden amongst the starters (they come with the roast wood pigeon and onion tart) and a hand-picked crab salad with baby leaves and a lime and chilli dressing.

Vegetarians are well catered for with options including a beetroot tart with tomato tartare, and white onion and parmesan risotto. Pescetarians have much to choose from – fish features strongly with Gigha halibut, seafood paella, and market fish in the mains. Red-blooded meat eaters will be heartened by the steak frites (21-day aged beef with watercress and béarnaise).

Desserts take a whimsical turn – tiramisu is served as a sundae, Eton mess swaps the strawbs for raspberries, and the trio of desserts features a 99 cone with milk ice-cream and a flake. We're also impressed by the audacity of sticking an egg custard tart in there. In our view, the egg custard is one of the most reviled 'cakes' ever invented – we're keen to see how they've transformed it into a credible dessert here.

Head chef Phil Green has been getting a good response to this new menu so far and Jonathan Schofield certainly enjoyed it in a recent review (click here).

And if you're tempted by anything we've described, City Café is running an offer until 15 September that gives you a pre-dinner cocktail, two courses from the a la carte menu plus a glass of wine for just £18. It's a good deal – use it while you can. If you go when the sun's shining, you can make the most of City Café's rather lovely terrace area overlooking Piccadilly Place.

Click here to download a voucher for the £18 deal at City Café.

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