A semi-business chat was required between my friend and I regarding a collaboration and so we needed the space to suit, along with an inspirational menu.
Hunter 486 restaurant at the slick Arch London hotel is one of my first choices for a business dinner; the booths allow for private conversations and the staff are attentive whilst respecting your privacy.
We were extremely excited to sample Hunter’s new menu and started with pan fried scallops with chilli jam & mango salsa alongside asparagus with quail eggs, parmesan, tomato & herb dressing – both were light, fresh and something of a palate cleanser.
As we talked at length about our ideas our flutes were filled with champagne, which complimented our refreshing starters perfectly.
Our mains arrived just as we began to feel peckish again. We ordered the mouth-watering peppered loin of venison with beetroot puree, turnip & potato gratin and the fresh poached organic salmon with Jersey royals, samphire & lemon butter. To compliment the dishes we sipped on a French Domaine Sainte Anne, Coteaux de Languedoc, Picpoul de Pinet. (quite the mouthful!)
Normally I’m too full for pudding but the dessert board was wafted in front of my eyes at our table and I simply couldn’t resist. We delved into beautifully presented strawberries, souffles and chocolate, it all became a bit of an indulgent blur.
Eager for more treats we were intrigued by the bartender’s secret cocktails, the list of what they could produce for us was endless. We propped ourselves up at the glistening bar and painstakingly chose both the Coco Boudoir Koko Kanu Rum, lychee juice, coconut cream, fresh lime, served in a martini glass and the After Dinner Kiss Fresh strawberries muddled, Mount Gay Rum, Fraise de Bois and almond syrup. We were kind enough to sample each other’s, not including a real kiss, of course.
The Arch, London – Hunter 486
The Arch London
50 Great Cumberland Place
(Photo credits: The Arch, London)