Autumn this year seems to have snuck up on me and I don’t feel quite ready for the onslaught of wet, cold and windy weather! But last weekend London turned on its charm and treated us to the perfect late-October weather – crispy temperature wise but gorgeously sunny.
We decided to go for a little stroll to check out Casa Cruz, a new Argentinian restaurant I’d been invited to come and check out on the quiet Clarendon Road. We passed the autumnal red/yellow tinted leaves and Halloween-decorated townhouses on the way, working up an appetite for some wine and a spot of lunch.
Casa Cruz is all plush, copper plated chicness inside and is the first offering outside of Argentina from restaurateur Juan Santa Cruz. He’s certainly been successful in creating a bustling friendly local atmosphere for a Saturday lunch, and I bet it would be even better in the evening for drinks with friends.
Food wise, we scanned the Hermes-orange menus with our rosé wines that matched our copper-plated surroundings, and plumped for the Burrata to start (completely delicious), followed by the roasted Blackened Chicken and Salmon for mains with some sides – all were cooked beautifully and really very tasty. Portions are large too – a surprising but satisfying discovery as prices aren’t the cheapest.
^ Special mention must go to this beauty of an appetiser – the buttery, plump, caramelised onion goodness of this brioche is too good not to try.
We sat inside to escape the crisp autumn temperatures, but if you’re feeling braver head upstairs to the lovely and surprisingly spacious terrace (complete with heaters) for an al fresco dining experience. This lunch menu is a new offering from the restaurant to complement their evening opening hours, so next time you’re in the area, why not stop by?
For all details on how to book and find Casa Cruz, look here. Let me know what you think if you visit!