Date of Visit: 24th November
Drunch Regent’s Park is the second and new restaurant off the back of the first Drunch that opened off Oxford Street. This 2nd restaurant is situated in an odd location, it’s found within a residential area and well away from the station and high street.
The restaurant draws in on the rich foreign Arab crowd that like to spend money on the Muslim man’s beer, shisha. Split into 2 areas one the restaurant and one the shisha lounge, I visited the restaurant on a Friday night to find it quiet with only 4 tables being occupied.
The menu is limited and focused on a selection of halal dishes.
We started with drinks, with no drinks menu and a focus on alcoholic drinks I was a little confused.
There was no halal drinks menu, but we were told that they can make Mocktails. So without an actual menu, I went for a classic Mojito and a Shirley temple…
Both drinks where poor and I do not recommend. No balance in sweetness or flavours. In fact, even though I asked for a classic I was given a weak passion fruit Mojito.
For the starters, we decided to try the meat box. At an eye-popping 30 quid, it seemed like a decent starter, 3 mini burgers or sliders, chips and fried chicken strips
The curried chicken slider was the best, even though I swear it was lamb, tasted like lamb, but the menu says chicken. But the issue was the price, I don’t think one can justify the £30 price point. Just didn’t seem to be value for money.
For mains, I opted for the steak, medium rare and also the lamb shank.
Although it looks well made, the steak was served medium well, closer to well done. At this point, I would have sent it back, but because the meal was complimentary I couldn’t be bothered. Secondly, our server didn’t return to check on us. The other reason was that I wasn’t that hungry. So because of this I didn’t eat the steak, only tried one overcooked dry piece
The lamb was by far my favourite dish of the night. A tasty and tender piece of lamb that fell off the bone with minimal effort.
The dish had a simple flavour profile with the focus on the roasted tomato working with the lamb gravy. The accompanying mash potato was creamy and had a light texture and tasted good.
Because I enjoyed this dish I wasn’t too bothered with the delivery of a medium well steak.
Desserts were unimaginative and lazy. Not recommended. They seemed to be store bought and not very enjoyable.
Service was disappointing, based on the price of food and the decor I expected attentive and assertive staff, it felt like the staff couldn’t be bothered. When I mentioned the steak was overdone there was no attempt to make it right. (but I was really bothered, just a shame the entire steak went to waste)
*I was invited to eat here and the meal was on the house
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