Ever since Giles Coren's glowing review in The Times, I've been looking for an opportunity to check Acorn House out. Tucked away near Kings Cross it's a bugger to get home from. So lunch seemed like it might present the best opportunity.
We sloped off to lunch, eager to see if it was as good as everyone said. It's housed inside what looks like it could be a 1970s car park with grey concrete walls, ill fitting windows and not a lot of style. The one thing that suggested we were in for a treat was the pub esque sign outside announcing Acorn House to have been voted restaurant of the year by the Observer. Impressive.
Inside it was super busy, even for lunch. We shared a delicious assortment of chesses, salady things and salami for starter, whilst we guzzled a very nice bottle of cotes de Rhone.
I was very excited when my main course arrived. Cowie would have laughed as I was unable to not order the pork belly! If it's on the menu I find it impossible to order anything else. The flesh was so soft, tender and melting. Meanwhile the crackling wasn't so much crackling, as just a bit crunchy! I love pork belly so much that this wasn't really a problem... but maybe not quite so much as this guy does!
From Daddy Mc on Flickr
I can't wait to go back to Acorn House and explore their menu in more depth. It's a fascinating place that is sure to be a huge success.