"This is one new opening that literally does what it says on the tin…"Review Rating: Reviewed by Laurel
Soho’s BOWLS moved into the St Anne’s Court slot vacated by Billy and the Chicks in early December, bringing its unique brand of comforting dishes that don’t quite work on plates. The menu is a a journey round the globe, featuring bowls big and small from the cuisines of the Caribbean, South America and South East Asia.
With punch-packing flavours like Jamaican jerk chicken, Peruvian ceviche and seafood laksa, the menu also includes ethically-sourced meat, nourishing soup and fresh crisp salads.The vibrant exterior hides a snug little restaurant perfect for a lunch date and with a pre-theatre menu available (3 courses for £19) it’s a great option for a speedy supper.
Popping in for a super-speedy lunch, we quickly came to the conclusion it’s worth a visit for the miso glazed aubergine alone, drizzled with tahini yoghurt and served with roasted peppers and a walnut pesto that work perfectly in sync with the smokiness. Courgette tempura fries can be hit or miss, often erring on the soggy side, I’m pleased to report BOWLS’ were quite on the contrary.
With so many different flavours on the menu it’s hard to pick what to try. The tuna poke bowl I tried wasn’t amazing, a tad bland in its flavour and probably not one I’d go for again, though with bowls of bibimbap, miso cod and braised beef cheeks with polenta on the menu, there’s plenty to go back for.
Laurel reviewed BOWLS. Soho on Mon 07 Jan 2019