I can’t count the amount of times I have wondered up and down the Portobello road. Suffice to say it is a fair few, yet it was only the other day I spotted this place.
Goode and Wright is one of those rather unimposing french bistro looking restaurants. Tucked down at the bottom of the road, all dark wood and gold embossed writing on the exterior, it is certainly decadent, but almost unnoticable unless you know it is there.
My good friend Nana (founder and owner of Social Concierge dating service) and I made a special, end of week trip over to nibble our way over a few of the new items on the menu.
Nana went for the Devon dressed crab with tarragon mayo and I opted for a simple omelette with spinach, parma ham and parmesan. I was not anticipating getting an omelette the size of my liver, but I was certainly mighty pleased with it. We also shared sides of East London smoked Hansen & lydersen salmon, two large chorizo sausages, a mixed leaf salad and tenderstem broccoli with a creamy tahini drizzle.
The salmon was deliciously oily, richly smoked and generously thick cut, not the measly slithers you get in most places. I was rather enamoured with the chorizo too. Wonderfully spicy and charred. A little slice on my fork with the roasted squash and crab of Nana’s dish was a great combination of flavour. I am a big fan of chorizo and delicate seafood… If you haven’t yet tried chorizo and scollops together in a dish, you are in for a treat! It is certainly a combo worth giving a go…
There is little to say for the omelette. It was, well, an omelette. A little over seasoned, but perfectly cooked. A mouthful of soft parmesan flecked eggs followed with a crunch of lightly steamed tenderstem enrobed in the creamy tahini sauce, all washed down with fresh mint tea. It really doesn’t get much better. Clean seasonal fodder, unashamedly simplistic but beautifully presented.
We left with fully tummies and smiling faces. It is always such a treat to catch up with Nana. She is another truely inspiring woman who has built up her own business from scratch. Her knowledge of people and personable character makes her not only a one of the best cupids in town, but also one of the nicest too. I am honored to call her a friend.
For more details about Goode and Wright, (menus and all) click here. There menu changes seasonally so you may not find exactly what I had, but if my lunch was anything to go by, the rest is likely to be delicious too.
To find out more about Nana and her dating service, Social Concierge, have a peek here