Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Strand Dining Rooms

This dinner was one of those decisions made as you are starving after a day of sight-seeing and not sure where to eat and then you walk by a place, the posted menu looks decent and it looks like there are available tables so you decide to just go there and stop trying to figure out where to go. That was how we ended up having dinner at The Strand Dining Rooms. I don't remember much about this meal. We were seated right away, inside, without reservations on a Friday evening around 6 pm. We were seated off to the right as you entered so I didn't see much of the restaurant. We made our dinner selections quickly because we wanted time to visit The National Gallery before it closed at 9 pm (it's open late on Fridays).
The only entree that appealed to me was the Pork Schnitzel (fried egg, capers, salad). The pork schnitzel was enormous! I did not expect 4 anchovies to be perched around the yolk of my fried egg since they were not in the food description. I also did not expect salad to mean a couple spoonfuls of what we think were radish greens. I ended up sliding the egg and anchovies onto a bread plate and giving them to SP. Anchovies. Ick. I ate the radish greens because I wanted some veggie. The pork, however, was delicious, especially with the lemon squeezed over it. I ate about 2/3 and SP ate the other 1/3.
SP chose a side salad and this Smoked Trout starter for his meal. He said his salad was OK and the smoked trout was delicious. He also really enjoyed my pork and scooped up all the capers on my plate.

We liked, but didn't love, The Strand, but it's a decent choice if you're a tourist looking for above average food. Plus, it's in the Trafalgar Square area, so very close to lots of stuff.

  The Strand Dining Rooms Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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