Taking over an old warehouse that’s been stripped back to bare bones and refitted, Agnes Restaurant is a moody, sophisticated venue that combines sleek black furnishings and hanging pendant lights with exposed brick and polished concrete. The centrepiece of the venue is the open kitchen and its glowing fires, where everything on the menu is cooked over coal, fire and smoke.
What you’ll find on the menu is heavily dependent on what’s in season and locally available, and doesn’t really stick to one cuisine or style, though inspiration has been taken from the Middle East, Asia and beyond. You can kick things off with snacks and starters like malted sourdough with smoked cultured butter, move on to dry-aged meats given the fiery treatment to bring out intense flavour and finish things off on a sweet note with treats like smoked potato ice cream with brown butter and a cocoa crunch or blood orange sorbet with goat’s yoghurt and olive oil cake. We don’t blame you if you haven’t left any room for dessert, but if you want a little liquid treat to end the night, there’s an innovative cocktail menu with a few sips that also manage to incorporate smoke and fire, which can also be enjoyed on the rooftop terrace or in the downstairs wine bar.
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