The Bell JarJune 10, 2012
The front room is quite small but there’s a pleasant communal table in another room and a courtyard out the back. The decor is quite simple and homely, and there are fresh flowers at every table that provide a welcome pop of purple.
Customary shot of flat white with menu underneath. The coffee is excellent here, strong and served at the perfect temperature.
S’s chai tea, which let off a heady scent of cinnamon and honey (Action shot, awesome!)
The first dish to come out was my favourite of the two; a spanish tortilla (which is more of an omelette really) with chorizo, potato, roast tomatoes, craime fraiche and coriander. Dee-licious, I really enjoyed the ballsy flavours of the chorizo and the tomatoes together, though I felt the bread was a bit redundant given the potato in the dish.
To finish, we had a serve of the ricotta hotcakes. On the day we went they were served with caramelised peaches, marscapone, orange syrup, and toasted coconut – brilliant, not too sweet and I really enjoyed the tropical hit from the coconut. A perfectly sweet treat to end with, and I will definitely be returning for a serve of those corn-cakes with chipotle bacon!
Also, just a quick memo to say that the hot duck roll currently on offer at Ora in Kew is spectacular. Slightly on the small side, but absolutely stuffed with succulent duck, cucumber, black sesame and kewpie mayo. Get on it.
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