GILGAMESH RESTAURANT REVIEW
Ruby Mae, and myself were lucky enough to take advantage of the opportunity to review the talked about Gilgamesh Restaurant, on behalf of Amor Magazine. The restaurant is located, in the Stables Market, Camden Town and for those of you who don’t know, Gilgamesh is a pretty exclusive restaurant serving Pan Asian dishes, sourced from Japan, China and South East Asia.
The stairway, with its hugely impressive carvings that adorn the walls lead us up to the restaurant where we were offered a table that gave us a view of the open kitchen – chef’s table. The restaurant boasts a retractable roof, a good seating plan, more carvings and great ambience.
We felt it appropriate to ask the waiter to help with our order, which was probably a very good idea! A good idea, too, for anyone with a limited experience of Asian food. We started with Cocktails; and Edmame Beans ‘to get the taste buds going’, followed by Sashimi Tuna and Maki Rolls, and then on to Dim Sum and Tempura. The main ingredients included, salmon, avocado, king prawn, tuna, dumplings with scallop chicken and prawn, pumpkin, lemon sole and condiments. Our waiter gave us tips on the order in which to move, slowly, through the sequence of appetising tastes – which if eaten too quickly would probably fill most diners. We were then guided onto the main course of Baby Chicken and Beef accompanied with Green Rice which was flavoured with coriander and a great tasting red wine. Finally, as recommended by our waiter we shared the Chocolate Fondant Dessert with Ice Cream – Sweet Heaven!!!!!
From cocktail to dessert the presentation was excellent – a riot of colour texture and shape.
I have to say girls, this was a truly memorable taste experience, we were at the table for around three hours being indulged with great, mouth-watering tastes. Gilgamesh comes highly recommended whether it be a large party or a more intimate meal for two – Gilgamesh is a most pleasurable experience, it certainly seduced our senses of taste, smell and sight.
Thank you Gilgamesh.
Gilgamesh is set to impress even further with a new champagne bar and private chef’s table called Belle Époque.
Words : Jackie Jones