Last week me and my photographer, Patryk Spiker had the pleasure enjoying dinner as guests of the Studio Kitchen which is part of the four-star K West Hotel and Spa. Tucked away down a quiet street in Shepherd’s Bush, which is at the centre of West London’s entertainment district, it’s one of those places you have to be in the know to know… pulling in a lot of arts and media-type people. It has an ultra-modern, stylish decor with a nice laid-back vibe.
The Studio Kitchen has a lively evening menu where highlights include pork belly, chicken cordon bleu, slow-cooked wild salmon, plus some unusual burgers. For starters we both went for the really special crab and tomato soup garnished with creme fraiche, plus a range of intriguing artisan breads.
We followed that with big grilled rib-eye steaks with skin-on fries as the main dish, and I chose the peppercorn sauce. Mine was cooked medium-rare and turned out to be one of the best steaks I have eaten in London for sure and that's a big statement!
I am not huge wine expert, but the Italian Montepulciano suggested by the waiter went really well with the steak.
I must mention how pleasant was the crew working there - I had the feeling that they were really enjoying themselves, helping us to choose the order and adding to the atmosphere.
Patryk went for the cheesecake drizzled with Manuka honey – that was a clever touch – and I chose a huge banana split smothered in cream, strawberries, blackberries and chocolate. Even though they were delicious, we couldn't finish our servings.
If you want a tasty dinner in a quiet area - either as a date or a business meeting – I heartily recommend booking a table at Studio Kitchen.