Sharing is caring when it comes to food and small plates are my thing. Foleys restaurant in Fitzrovia does just that and focuses on a number of meat, fish and vegetarians small plates inspired by the spice trail with flavours from the Middle East and Asia. The dishes are original and quirky and, whilst you may hesitate at first that the flavours may not work, I can assure you – they do! The taste, combined with the fantastic presentation, makes Foleys a place worth visiting. I recommend asking for a stool downstairs by the open kitchen, which adds to the atmosphere.
We started off with some complimentary lotus seed nibbles and then cracked on with the sharing plates. My favourite dishes were the Spiced Sweet Potato Fritters Grilled pineapple, cured red onions, saffron coconut curry and the Sticky Pork Tamarind BBQ, crispy pig’s ears, swede vermicelli, buttermilk, toasted cashews, which were absolutely bursting with flavour!
We also had the Grilled Octopus Black sesame mayo, spicy pork mince, bok choy, housemade sriracha, which I wouldn’t normally choose but surprisingly actually loved, Chicken Soba noodles, corn, peach, coconut labneh, ginger, bacon, spring onion Vietnamese Summer Roll Cured plaice fillet, pickled rice paper, mango, purple yam, thai basil, edamame, Rib Eye Steak and Chicken Lollipop Dill pickles, sweet soy.
Prices range from around £6-12 per dish and I would recommend 3 each. The cocktails were fantastic, particularly the Cusco’ Sour – Macchu Pisco, lime, maracuya juice, pineapple syrup, Armago bitters, absinth.
Foleys have also started offering brunch so am keen to return to check that out!