After such a cold, miserable week (and finally catching the cold that has been doing the rounds at work) I decided that it was the perfect time to visit Muriel’s Kitchen next to South Kensington tube station for some hearty, comforting, home cooked food.
I have walked past Muriel’s Kitchen a few times and have always been enticed by the window full of delicious cakes, the counter full of colourful seasonal food and the warm, cosy interior. It is usually busy, though we turned up at 6pm on a Thursday and managed to quickly get a table for two overlooking South Kensington.
The menu includes home-cooked mains like salmon, chilli con carne, lasagna and vegetable pie and this is tweaked each month to suit the seasonal produce. We chose the lasagna and the chilli con carne to share with each other; these both cost £9.99 each (any sides are extra). The food arrived within about five minutes and they kindly bought us extra sour cream when I found the chilli a little spicy!
The food was super tasty and just what we wanted on a chilly London evening – the seasoning was subtle and I was happy that the lasagna was packed full of meat, as often restaurants seem to serve cheesy pasta sheets instead! My only bugbear was that there did seem to be a little more oil at the bottom of the dishes than I would have liked and I have to be careful with oil, though luckily it didn’t seem to affect me.
As the dishes were so filling and heart-warming we didn’t have room for one of the gorgeous cakes, so I think I will just have to visit another time. The question is, which one to choose…?