Tonic and Remedy, one of those fancy pants places in the city where you never venture as you think you’re probably priced out, well not tonight my friends. Those clever people at Bookatable have put on some special menus at some of London’s most iconic restaurants for Feast On London. I was lucky enough to bop along to sample what’s on offer, so I told Mike to sharpen up and off we went.
Tonic and Remedy is part of the Searcys brand and is located in the rather lux MontCalm hotel near Old St. Floor to ceiling windows, quite a few suits, work drinks flowing with the company credit card, you get the vibe. We were shown upstairs to the cool open plan dining area where we settled in to a few lavish cocktails.
For a Thursday it was fairly quiet, which we didn’t mind at all, as we like a good chin wag and get served prompt.
The menu is short but sweet, £22 for 2 course or £27 for 3. I was torn between soup and salmon. Mushroom soup won this time. Alas no bread- sad times.
Mike had the duck salad with soy glaze. It looked pretty good and there was no scrimping on the duck.
Mains were pretty impressive. Nothing out of the ordinary but just done really well.
Mikes chicken burger was huge, crispy and had a great slaw on the side.
My braised beef was delicious. Really soft and deep in flavour. I was loving the mash to mop the sauce.
We obviously had room for puds- A cookie sundae which was pretty standard but Mike was happy and a carrot cake with lovely creamy frosting.
By now our Searcys branded bottle of red was coming to an end so we called it a night. The bar downstairs was still busy, the cocktails looked amazing if only I hadn’t slipped into a food coma we would have stayed for a few.
All in all the staff were super friendly at T&R and you couldn’t really fault anything, we had a lovely evening. The menu was definitely great value but with the slight corporate atmosphere I’m not sure I’d return, it was lacking a little wow factor for me. Geeze I’m a brat.