07 Sep Grace The Establishment
Grace The Establishment is a gorgeous restaurant and bar located in the heart of The Parade.
As you walk in you are greeted by the cool and funky bar which then connects to the restaurant. The restaurant then opens up to a stunning courtyard with lots of trees and greenery.
Pan fried gnocchi with peas, chilli oil, goat curd and Jerusalem artichoke. The gnocchi was lovely and soft with a delicious crispy outer coating. The peas were fresh and tender and the artichoke was delicious and crunchy. The chilli oil gave the whole dish a lovely subtle spiciness.
Tarator style salmon sashimi with tahini yoghurt, walnuts, sumac and toasted spice. The salmon was so silky and soft and just melted in the mouth.
Both of the smaller dishes were exceptional and we could not stop raving about how amazing they tasted so we were both eagerly looking forward to the larger dishes.
Unfortunately that is where all the positive points ended.
Thai fried chicken with roasted chilli, lemongrass and Thai basil. The chicken was coated in a fried batter that was thick and bland which I found inedible. The chicken itself was moist but that was the only good thing about the dish.
Tommy ruff with red sauce, radicchio and capers. The fish had an unpleasant metallic taste which made the dish unappetising.
Raspberry and white chocolate mud cake. The cake was so dense it was like eating dough. It was stodgy and so hard to cut through.
Ginger crème brûlée. The crème brûlée barely had any ginger taste. I could only taste the ginger slightly as it was very faint. The dehydrated pineapple was very chewy and got stuck in my teeth.
The starter dishes were absolutely phenomenal and I wanted more but both of the larger dishes and the desserts were a total let down and left me very disappointed and underwhelmed.
Grace The Establishment is a beautiful venue but I found the food was inconsistent so unfortunately it was a hit and miss for me.