Restaurant in Pimlico
Omar’s Place restaurant in Pimlico is a hidden gem off Cambridge Street serving Mediterranean cuisine. It is a beautiful restaurant with a minimalist feel and is both smart and inviting.
The menu changes seasonally so and the chef likes to experiment with different dishes. The menu is set out so you can choose tapas style to share or individual dishes with the option of sides. It is kept simple so you do not have to spend forever choosing your dish! We opted for one cold and one hot starter each and a main.
From the cold starter selection we chose the Iberian Ham with Manchego cheese and tomatoes (£13) and the Burrata with heritage tomatoes, pesto Genovese and pine nuts (£12). We were attracted to the Parmoussaka with tomato sauce, mozzarella sauce and parmesan (£7) from the hot starter menu and the Egg Parcels with jamon, chistorra and truffle (£9).
The dishes were incredibly presented with intricate detail. The Manchego cheese with the Iberian Ham was so creamy and yet delicate and the Burrata was so mouthwateringly fresh! Our favourite of the four dishes was the Parmoussaka. For any one who loves Greek Moussaka, this is the dish for you! The aubergine was cooked perfectly (not overcooked and soggy like some) and the mozzarella sauce was to die for!
The winner of the most intricately detailed were the Egg Parcels which were four beautiful little potato paper parcels filled with creamy you. Luckily it was not just all show as they tasted amazing too!
For our mains we had the Risotto with seasonal asparagus and lemon jam (£12) and the Sirloin (£25). We also could not resist a side of Rosemary Potatoes (£4) . The Risotto was perfectly cooked with amazing flavours and textures. Every mouthful was so full of flavour and freshness, it stayed exciting to eat the whole time. The Sirloin was cooked medium rare and was extremely tender albeit slightly lacking in flavour.
We wouldn’t visit this gorgeous little restaurant without having some of their cocktails! We opted for:
- Sage and Sand (white rum, lime juice and sage)
- Mare and Tonic (Gin Mare, Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic)
- Rush Hour (Malfy Gin, Suze, Martini Bianco)
- Sunshine (Aperol, Martini Rosso, Amaretto and orange juice
All cocktails on the menu are a very reasonable price of only £8! The Rush Hour was a pretty boozy cocktail and as a lover of gin this was a winner. However, the Sunshine and Sage and Sand cocktails were our absolute favourites. The Sage and Sand was a perfect mix of white rum and lime juice and the sage added that extra edge.
This is a fab little restaurant in Pimlico with super friendly staff and a casual fine dining menu to be excited about. With the menu changing frequently it means you can always go back and try more. Definitelty veer off the high street and head down Cambridge Road for a meal you won’t forget in a hurry!
East London Girl: Omar’s Place
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