3 Cromwell Road
Reviewed by Danielle Dibsdall
3 Cromwell Road is in an impressive Georgian Town House situated just round the corner from South Kensington Tube Station. On the ground floor there is a lively Bar with a DJ which appeared busy. We were greeted by a friendly girl on the door who took us up to the first floor bar and introduced us to our waitress. The first floor bar is set over two large striking rooms with high ceilings and two enormous sparkly chandeliers. The decor is very chic with funky neon artwork on the walls. The room has more of a bar feel than restaurant with large comfortable armchairs set around tables. The ambience was very chilled but sophisticated.
We started our evening with cocktails, we were feeling a little overwhelmed by the extensive cocktail menu but the lovely mixologist made some helpful recommendations. I ordered a lime and cucumber martini which was gorgeous and my husband opted for a mojito.
The bar menu is slightly limited offering 4 starters, mains and puddings with the option of sliders (smaller plates), however the choices available were very tempting and we had no problem deciding what to have. To start we ordered the Caesar salad and the asparagus with hollandaise, both we're lovely but the Caesar salad was especially good. For main course we both ordered fillet steak medium rare which was amazing. We both agreed it was probably the best steak we have ever had, it was cooked to perfection and seasoned really well, it came served with fries and a trio of sauces. For pudding we opted for the chocolate brownie and frozen berries with champagne sabayon we were a little disappointed with the puddings, the chocolate brownie was cold and hard instead of warm and gooey and the berries were too sharp. Personally I would save the calories and have another cocktail instead. We had a bottle of the house red with our meal which was delicious a very smooth easy drinking wine.
Overall a very enjoyable night, all the staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was great. I would definitely return, it’s a lovely place to go for a food or drinks with friends or if you want to let your hair down there is the livelier bar downstairs.
For more information, to view menus or book a table visit www.3cromwell.com