Mortimer House is London’s latest ‘premium workspace and wellbeing destination’ situated behind Oxford Street.
The house resides opposite empty office space and rows of bins thus its exterior does not set high expectations. But once you step inside you realise the outside belies, and inside is an exclusive paradise.
The interiors are sultry, and neutral hues fill the room. At times, it feels like a french salon and others, an NYC speak easy.
Whilst the six-story space requires exclusive membership to enjoy its offerings (the Social membership is cheapest at £100), the restaurant – Mortimer House Kitchen is open to the general public.
They serve a Mediterranean menu with a Middle Eastern twist. It’s split in to small, medium and large plates ranging from an affordable £4 – £28.
Dishes like the Smoked aubergine with greek yoghurt and basil cress, and the Charcoal cauliflower with tahini and zaatar steel the show. Tip: Load both onto Rustic bread and top with a refreshing Crushed tomato and tahini dip.
Mains include delicious fish dishes, we shared the Grilled wild seabass and Roasted cod and accompanied with the best veggies – Sauteed spinach, Charcoal sweet potato, and Purple broccoli.
Desserts are traditional yet inventive. I had the Mille-Feuille; A classic French pastry filled with Chocolate & vanilla cream and an Orange & black pepper syrup, quite the masterpiece. My guest opted for the Blueberry and pistachio tart; with whole blueberries that burst in the mouth, it’s a torte tart indeed!
We finished with a Montenegro digestif as recommended by our waiter; in his opinion, the perfect post-dinner tipple.
The sun set, and as we stepped outside to the hustle of Oxford Street, we realised it was all a dream state of affairs. A splendid spot to work and play.
To book a table at Mortimer House Kitchen, visit www.mortimerhouse.com