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Dabbous
Modern European Restaurant
Today 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:30–9:00 pm
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39 Whitfield St London WIT 2SF
39 Whitfield StGBLondonWIT 2SF
020 7323 1544dabbous.co.uk
Modern European RestaurantToday 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:30–9:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:30–9:00 pmWednesday 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:30–9:00 pmThursday 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:30–9:00 pmFriday 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:30–9:00 pmSaturday 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:30–9:00 pmSunday Closed
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Industrial-styled restaurant and bar serving innovative Modern European cuisine and cocktails.- Google
People talk about tasting menu, michelin star, basement bar, flavours and iberico
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Martyn Haigh
reviewed 4 months ago
The first thing that I want to say about Dabbous is that the bar downstairs seems to be a hidden gem. It has a great atmosphere, a fantastic selection of drinks, some nice looking & sounding snacks and on a Tuesday evening was almost empty. My friend and I had the taster menu which was seven courses of fantastic food. Ones that will stick with me were the onion milk with muscat grapes; a fantastic demonstration of perfectly cooked scrambled egg with mushrooms, served in an egg; the best cooked steak I've ever had; and a fantastic dessert of chocolate brownie with a dill sauce. A couple of dishes were less amazing and whilst they weren't by any means not tasty, they didn't live up to the rest of the dishes. I love the way that modern chefs are playing with our pre-conceived conceptions of what herbs should be used for, reminds me of the first time I had rosemary on an apple pie. yum. Very nice and at under £90 each, including drinks and tip, not at all bad for an awesome evening.
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Wendy Lee-Warne
reviewed 3 months ago
Simple non-fussed restaurant which focus on its food and how they taste. We had the tasting menu for lunch and had the best time. The dishes were amazing and one of my favourite was the almond milk with grapes. Definitely worth checking out. You do have to book a month in advance!
Luke Thorpe
reviewed 6 months ago
Taking a casual stroll along Whitfield Street in a quest for a casual cocktail you couldn't be blamed for walking past the unobtrusive door of Dabbous, but pass through the large dark door and down in to the basement bar and you are in for a treat. Dabbous is a restaurant and a bar offering a menu of Modern European cusine, with Ollie Dabbous himself heading up the kitchen. Not content with one taste bud pleasing genius the downstairs bar is run by Swedish mixer Oskar Kinberg. The aptly Oskar's bar has a Spartan, industrial vibe with an impressive list of cocktails, including some interesting beer creations. The cocktails we sampled were all pleasing in their own way. The sex panther was smoky and light and the Beer Grylls was sweet and faintly hoppy from the beer. The real standout of the evening though was the Hammer of Thor, with it's interesting combination of ingredients it was all at once sweet, spicy, smoky and smooth and by the time I had reached the bottom of the metal tankard I was ready for the Valkyries to take me to Valhalla. In conclusion I will most definitely be returning to Oskar's to try his other creations in the very near future.
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James Creedy
reviewed 4 weeks ago
The best meal I ate in 2013. One of those places that makes you feel like you're in the presence of truly great chefs. Like nothing else I've experienced. Get on the waiting list. It's worth it.
Audrey Tan
reviewed 6 months ago
First impressions that welcomes you into Dabbous is the industrial design. I am fond of such designs, but felt that unfortunately the staff also seems to bare the cold type of service to go with it. The fresh bread with churned butter was delicious. The whole table took the tasting menu. Having high hopes for Dabbous, we were excited to start our meal. Unfortunately, tastes was repetitive, not very innovative, and did make an impression. Service was ok, but could be so much better. Definitely room for improvement. In comparison to Viajante, Story and Kitchen Table, I would say it wasn't a very memorable meal, and nothing I would die to go back for. The restaurant had empty tables, thus begs the question of the "sorry we are full for months" strategy.
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Alex Rubner
reviewed 6 months ago
£59 for the amount and quality of food I enjoyed at Dabbous is pretty rare in London but, as good as it was, there were some glaring gaps that were rather confusing. Chief among these was the bizarre decision to serve corn on the cob in a fine-dining restaurant. It was tasty, but thoroughly inappropriate because of its messiness - one assumes that this is the sort of thing that will get ironed out as time wears on. Also, the beignet - I've not had one before but I expect the pastry is supposed to be more delicate and less chewy. As lovely as the crème pâtissière was, wiping the exploding filling from my hands was not the way to end a meal. Overall, a superb evening, but plenty to address as the place matures.
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