Glass dines in comfort at Drunch’s latest opening in the heart of Fitzrovia

A NEW venture in one of London’s most creditable family chains, introduces Drunch Fitzrovia to the buzzing streets of the capital.

Promising a blend of fine dining and relaxation, the result is the perfect hub for quality comfort food – and not to mention the boozy cocktails. With a chic interior, filled with UV wall signs and intimate lighting, Drunch Fitzrovia glows in a contemporary atmosphere, ideal for late night adventurers.

Drunch Fitzrovia InteriorDrunch Fitzrovia Interior

Upon arrival, we were seated near the window with a perfect view of Fitzrovia’s buzzing streets and were immediately catered to by a lively yet professional team of waiters. A unique picture frame with a QR code embedded in a pastime photograph of Vogue, was handed over so we could scour the menu in all its glory.

Bottles of sparkling water and a house rose wine were poured before our eyes and kept being refilled throughout the evening.

Beef Tartare & Black Truffle - Drunch FitzroviaDrunch Fitzrovia – Beef Tartare & Black Truffle

We were informed that the chef would be surprising us with our meals that evening, which made the night that little bit more exciting, and our job even easier. Everything looked delicious, it was going to be hard to choose!

When the starters arrived, we shared a bowl of Artichoke Croquettes with a side of the creamiest parmesan sauce – I could have simply eaten them all night. The outer was crisp with a delectable soft centre and made complete with its sauce accompaniment. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them since.

Veal Milanese Style, Amalfi Lemon - Drunch FitzroviaDrunch Fitzrovia – Veal Milanese Style, Amalfi Lemon

Next, we were served our mains which included a vegetarian styled steak, the Drunch Veg Tower, and a Dry Aged Rib Eye, both served with a side of grilled broccoli. Though usually I am not the biggest steak eater, I may now have finally been converted! Served incredibly tender and salted perfectly, it was hard not to enjoy every bite. The Veg Tower was again delicious, with a rich tomato filling between every layer and a beautifully decorated presentation, it took the image of comfort food and strived to present it in a new, far more luxurious light.

Roasted Wild Sea Bass - Dunch FitzroviaDrunch Fitzrovia – Roasted Wild Sea Bass

Finally, we were brought our dessert which consisted of a bowl of miniature, chocolate filled doughnuts, so warm that it was hard to say no. The sugary outer coating was sweet but not sickly with a surprising milky chocolate centre upon first bite. Reminding me of being at the fairground as a child but with that expert twist, the taste took me home – a loving reminder of fond memories, something you rarely grasp from food these days.

Kave - Drunch FitzroviaDrunch Fitzrovia – Kave

Before leaving, we took a trip downstairs to a hidden between-the-walls cocktail lounge named Kave. Unlike the warm lighting of upstairs, there was a major red theme down here which added an A-list feel to the place and a hint of privacy. Seated at the bar, we were made Cosmopolitans right in front of us by one of the lounge’s best bartenders – I have always found watching cocktails being made so fascinating and this did not disappoint. Served in rose gold metal glasses and with a live DJ performance directly in front of us, it was hard not to continue the fun.

All in all, I will definitely be returning to Drunch Fitzrovia again soon, when in need of a fine twist on a home-cooked meal and some fun at the end of the week, look no further than this opening.

by Alicia Tomkinson

Located at 71 Great Titchfield St., London W1W 6RB, you can book to visit Drunch Fitzrovia here.

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