London’s Newest Guilty Pleasure!
We recently headed back to Wringer and Mangle restaurant in London Fields for London’s newest guilty pleasure – Dine and Drag on Friday evenings. It is pretty much what it says on the tin – whilst you enjoy some fine food you’ll enjoy some even finer drag cabaret. All the cheeky cheesy pop songs make an appearance on this night and it was everything I could have hoped for!
For an incredible £45 you have yourself a pretty awesome night. This includes a two course meal, drag entertainment and a whole hour of bottomless prosecco!
The Fine Food!
The food is part of a set menu and you can choose either the meat option or the vegan option:
Starter – Seared Salmon with avocado puree yuzu dressing and soy meringue
Main – Slow cooked lamb rump with sweet potato puree braised lentils and a parsley sauce
Verdict – Wow! Not only was the starter stunning to taste but stunning to look at too. The soy meringue was an unexpectedly joyful accompaniment to the salmon and the avocado puree was a true delight. The slow cooked lamb rump completely lived up to its name as it was extremely succulent and beautifully presented.
Starter – Avocado Panacotta with a warm squash veloute and shards of vegetables
Main – Prune, Apricot and Confit Lemon Tagine. With saffron couscous and black olive crumble
Verdict – This starter is one of the most beautiful vegan starters I’ve ever seen. It was so colourful and so delicious! The soft and foamy panacotta melts in your mouth and the veloute has a gorgeous velvety texture. We absolutely loved the main course – it was extremely hearty with string flavours and textures!
For an extra £3.50 you can order a side dish so we opted for the parmesan black pepper chips and the mixed grains. The mixed grains were great and the chips were incredible – extremely cheesy and crispy!
There are three desserts (as extra) to choose from – the Warm Chocolate Brownie (£6.75), the Apple Pie Cheese Cake (£6), and the Blackberry Rhubarb Crumble (£6). We decided to try the cheese cake and the crumble. Both desserts were again beautifully presented and although the cheese cake was incredible the crumble was the true winner for us! It was so warming, hearty and really fruity, and the custard accompaniment really topped it off.
Overall, this night should be renamed “Fine Dine and Drag” as it really beat expectations.
If you love drag shows then you will love this fantastic restaurant in London Fields! The drag artists are classy, sexy, VERY cheeky and super entertaining. Not only that but they have true talent too and they really get the whole audience involved with singing along to all the pop classics. It’s such a fun night that I’m already planning when I next return!
East London Girl: Dine and Drag
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