Luxury members club, Library, is a short stroll from Trafalgar Square and the chaotic streets of Theatreland. As you walk in off the street, calm ensues. Look up, a tall bookshelf full of delights tower above. Look down, and admire the perfectly geometric tiles lining the ground. An Instagram hotspot.
Greeted by welcoming concierge, we were led down the stairs to the in house restaurant, Saint Luke’s Table, where we settled for the night to sample their newly launched plant-based menu.
The intimate eatery, spearheaded by Head Chef Alessio Piras recently launched the plant-based menu to cater to a wider customer base. As the vegan community grow ever strong, it is great to see fine dining spots getting in on the action, given London was recently voted the third best city for Vegan’s in the world.
Each dish more colourful than the last, the ingredients on each plate were enticing to look at. Equally so, to eat, with fresh flavour in every dish and zero lingering sluggish-ness after consumption.
To start, my friend and I shared Grilled Asparagus. A satisfying squeak occurred as we bit into the grilled greens. The sun dried tomatoes gave a punch of brilliance and the crunch of the purple potato salad and radish provided yet another textural dimension.
We followed with a delightful Quinoa Salad; plated up with creamy avocado, pomegranate and fennel.
For our mains, we tucked in to the Beetroot Risotto and Linguine Artichokes.
The Risotto was disappointing, but what it lacked in taste, the Linguine made up for. A creamy, hearty plate of pasta given grit with a garlic and parsley toasted breadcrumb and ramped up with an indulgent walnut pesto. My friend – and full time vegan – said it’s the best pasta she’s ever eaten.
Pudding was a unanimous decision, Chocolate Avocado Mousse with a smattering of berries on top. Washed down with a Cosmo, it was an absolute delight. We licked the bowl clean!
Thoughtful touches displayed themselves on the table layouts. Ours had a copy of ‘The New Penguin Dictionary of Music’ to peruse. We were also pleased to see paper straws a constant in all drinks.
After dinner, we were given a private tour of the members club and the varying spaces they have on offer for corporate meetings, parties and hotel rooms; six spread over seven floors.
Prepare to enter Narnia as one of the bars is accessed via a revolving bookcase. Once inside, it’s something quite different; a fabulous space inspired by Murder on the Orient Express with floating white table cloth and crystal tumblers.
We had a great evening dining at Saint Luke’s Table and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxed meal with a high end feel to it. To book a table, visit their website here.
Saint Luke’s Table
112 St. Martin’s Lane
London, WC2N 4BD