With towering Edwardian columns, high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers and gilded detailing, Homage Restaurant pays tribute to the grand cafés of Europe. The restaurant offers traditional English dishes tempered with a twist of modern European, whilst the resident pianist soothes guests from the moment they arrive.
Homage at The Waldorf serves a modern and eclectic menu, drawing on world flavours, using contemporary and classic cooking techniques and the best of seasonal British produce. Homage pays tribute to the grand cafés of Europe and provides an intimate space away from the commotion of the city. Dishes match the décor, with mouth-watering menus delivering classic English fare tempered with a modern European twist, exquisitely presented and full of taste and texture.
We chose a three course menu which includes a starter, a main and a desert with one glass of wine. Our starters were pea and mint veloute with mint crème fraiche soup for my friend and Pickled mackerel, basil, spinach, pineapple & red pepper for myself. Soup was not heavy as we thought and it was delicious; we love it. But Mackarel was better than that; I prefer to eat a bigger portion as a main instead starter. Spinach, pineapple and basil was a really great mix for the base; it was delicious.
For main course: my friend chose poached supreme of chicken with buttered Swiss chard, carrot textures and tarragon emulsion and I continued with fish by choosing Roasted hake fillet, potato, chive and parsley, ratatouille, spinach, caper brown butter. I would like to tell you that, the chicken is a better choice for main because hake was a bit over cooked and tasteless. Also, I think it would be better if they put some asparagus into the plate instead of that much potato.
As a desert; Exotic fruit platter, spiced syrup and passion fruit sorbet and for me Milk chocolate delice, coffee ice cream, chocolate, mascarpone. How can you go wrong with a fruit platter? It was all good but sorbet is the best thing on this plate. On the other hand, milk delice was light and delicious and all of the pieces became a really good combination.
Service was excellent throughout the meal, which worked well through pretty much all the dishes except hake. We paid £80 + %12.5 service charge whic is a good deal for London and this calibre restaurant. Surrounded by celebrated London theatres, Homage at The Waldorf Aldwych is a very good choice after or before the play and it is only 6 minutes’ walk from Covent Garden Tube Station.