I was invited to come to a chef’s kitchen side experience at Foley’s. A neighbourhood restaurant in Fitzrovia. With a focus on bringing good times together, Foley’s is a real hidden gem in London. I adore being able to watch Chefs in action in the kitchen. Therefore I love an authentic chef’s kitchen side experience and being able to see how everything is made and meet the team of skilful chefs. The head chef at Foley’s was particularly amazing, you could very much see his passion for his food. He was very charming and made the evening really enjoyable.
The Foley’s menu is inspired by modern Asian cuisine with many classic Thai dishes. As you enter Foley’s, there is a tiny square cocktail bar but don’t underestimate it. They serve fantastic cocktails that are both visually stunning and very refreshing. The drinks complement the high standard of the food very well. In particular, I really enjoyed Foley’s Gin & Tonic as well as the sweet and fruity Monkey King cocktail. The most memorable cocktail was the Tommy Tam Spiced Margarita which was infused with fresh red chillies that gave it a real kick. Alongside the excellent cocktails, they also offer a great range of sake.
One of my favourite small plates was the ginger calamari which was incredibly tasty with the sweet ginger sauce. The rock shrimp tempura is a usual favourite of mine, and I very much enjoyed Foley’s one. I also tried the chicken satay and the aromatic duck bao, which were both delicious. For mains, the pad thai was sensational, a classic Thai dish but done exceptionally well. The Tamarind duck was mouthwateringly good. Dessert wise I very much enjoyed the sharpness of the raspberry sorbet served with chocolate crumb and sweet, creamy coconut panna cotta.
Foley’s Menu Highlights
- Cocktails from £8.50-£11.50
- Small plates from £7-£11
- Mains from £8.50-£18
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