It’s a stone’s throw away from work, which is a plus, because a bunch of us can easily go there early enough to beat the queues. The facade is relatively nondescript, too so you can easily miss it (and it doesn’t attract attention from passers-by… yet.
I’ve been dying to try the crab bun (£8) for yonks (I’m blaming @annixontong) and it is insanely delicious. The crab meat is rich in a super comforting flavour that reminds me of buttery bisque, with a full load of it embraced in a soft but firm brioche bun. This is the holy mother of sliders and you MUST order it when you go. Seriously. YOU MUST GET THIS.
The cuttlefish empanada (£7) wasn’t quite what I expected because I thought most empanadas looked like Cornish pasties. Nonetheless, the pastry was good and the amount of filling was rather generous. It’s a decent dish with subtle flavours but not nearly mindblowing.
If Adelaide Street has beautiful arroz de marisco, Drury Lane has arroz negro (£14.8). Beautifully served in a copper pan, there’s plenty to share between 2 to 4. The risotto is cooked to perfection with a decent amount of squid ink and is light to the taste. There’s plenty of creamy aioli for you to temper the garlicky taste to your liking, too.
The leeks vinaigrette (£5.8) was a nice surprise. I didn’t think you can change the flavour profile of leeks that much as it’s pungent, but the salsa it came with brought a more punchy taste and it was delicately delicious.
Can I just say this lady was a legend?! She’s probably my favourite server at the mo as she was attentive and kept me well entertained while waiting for food. To be fair all of them were really nice so bravo on the service!
43 Drury Ln, London WC2B
Ave spend pp: £50