And Street Xo London certainly lives up to its own hype.
Muñoz, described as the enfant terrible of Spanish gastronomy, has spent time in London before, having worked at the likes of Nobu and Hakkasan before launching his incredible Spanish projects.
Like the original Street XO in Madrid, the menu at Street XO London takes inspiration from European, Asian and South American cuisines. However, most dishes have either a Mediterranean or East Asian backbone. Muñoz's inimitable approach is to create dishes that are as familiar as they are unexpected. It's confusing, but it works.
Leave the quietness of Mayfair's Old Burlington Street to find yourself surrounded by a buzzing and glamorous crowd, concrete walls and neon installations. It is worth experiencing the 'liquid cuisine' at the bar first. Just like the dishes at Street XO, Muñoz and his team take a bold gastronomic approach to the cocktail
list, ensuring that all drinks are playful and provide the right balance of sweet, salt,
sour and bitter flavours to complement dishes. We were particularly intrigued by the Tom Kha Kai infusion, and would really recommend you try the Japo, Jerez – a smoked pea soda.
There is a regularly changing menu at the Street Xo, but there is also a unique, experimental trolley wheeled through. Guests are invited to share food and and interact directly with chefs. Absolute must-try signature dishes are the steamed club sandwich with ricotta cheese and fried quail egg, and the Pekinese dumplings with crunchy pig’s ear and strawberry hoisin.
Bookings are available for the tables at Street XO, but spaces at the counter are on a first come, first served basis. Don't delay to catch the punk-rock culinary icon in the flesh.
|What||Street Xo restaurant, Old Burlington Street review|
|Where||Street XO, 15 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3AJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
31 Oct 16 – 31 Oct 20, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to find out more|