Restaurants: Dabbous, how to eat at a restaurant that’s booked until 2013

31 year old chef Ollie Dabbous trained with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir before going on to work at Hibiscus, Noma and The Fat Duck and has been wowing the notoriously difficult-to-please London crowd at his recently opened restaurant.  We haven’t been lucky enough to go ourselves but from what we can gather it is Dabbous’ lightness of touch, modern presentation and precise combination of quality foods that are getting people excited.  Plus the fact that it isn’t too expensive – a 3 course set lunch will set you back £22.  However, with all the food critics raving, from Fay Maschler to AA Gill (who describes it as ‘as close to perfect as I’ve eaten in a long time’), you’ll be lucky to get a table for dinner before next February.  Yup, that’s right February 2013!  But there is a way to sample Dabbous’ sublime food before then – by having lunch downstairs at the little-known Oskar’s Bar.  Serving a bar menu that includes Dabbous’ infamous Coddled egg plus barbecued Iberico pork and Wagyu steak sandwich alongside delicious cocktails, it’s a real treat.  They’ve been closed for a short break over summer but re-open this coming Tuesday (17th July) – see you there!

Dabbous - how to get a table at the hottest restaurant in town
39 Whitfield Street, W1T 2SF
020 7323 1544
— Francesca
12th July 2012