Carousel has expertly slipped into the London dining scene without a fuss but with all the talent it can get it’s knives and forks on. As a platform for some of London’s most exciting young chef’s to showcase the food that gets them going, you can expect a deliciously unique experience each month.
Ryalls doesn’t mess around. He describes his style as “quite stripped back and old school” but he has expertly mastered modern techniques to bring the most out of his carefully selected ingredients. In the gorgeous warmth of Carousel, we knew we were in for a treat!
We couldn’t get enough of his citrusy sardines, wrapped in thin, buttery pastry and dusted with just the right amount of Ras el Hanout for a little extra kick.
Before you sit down to your four course dinner delight, rescue his very own Damson in Distress cocktail (£8.50) (Grey Goose Vodka, Damson Syrup, Antica Formula, Prosecco), dusted with his home grown Lemon Verbena.
His seasonal ingredients will welcome you gently into the prospect of Autumn with meaty terrines, fresh greens, flavoursome seafood broths, dream-worthy curried scallops (our winner of the evening), roasted vegetables and grilled bavette steak.
To top it all off, a sweet plum crumble with lemon verbena ice cream is placed in front of us and we discover our second stomachs! The citrusy notes of the ice cream combine perfectly with the tangy plums and sweet crumble. Autumn in a bowl!
Come and experience Ryalls' Horn of Plenty for yourself. It's £35 for 4 courses and the vibe is relaxed, warm and the hours just drift away, perfect for the onset of the rain this week (ugh). He'll be done and dusted by 26th September so get your skates on!
I was invited as a guest of Carousel on behalf of Twenty Something London