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It's the latest offering from Michelin starred restauranter David Moore. Pieds Nus, a pop-up that's little sister to Moore's two other venues, Pied A Terre and L'Autre Pied, opened less that two weeks ago and, at the moment, is only planning on keeping it's doors open until April, which doesn't give us very much time at all (Christmas is only 9 weeks away people, it's time to get moving). We thought we'd better get ourselves down there sharpish and find out what all the fuss is about.
Situated in London's Marylebone, the restaurant is a million miles away from the some of the other overly-swanky places in the area. The interior is rustic, with stripped back wood and exposed steel, leaving you with the feeling that you're dining in a cosy kitchen.
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The menu itself puts an emphasis on little-to-no cooking, meaning the food feels lighter (and by proxy is totally healthier for you... we think) and each dish consists of no more than three ingredients. Pieds Nus is all about sharing, so 4-5 plates will do perfectly for a two person dinner. Our favourites were a veal carpaccio with tomato and girolles (a swanky mushroom in case you were wondering - we admittedly did) and a dish consisting of little medallions of yellow fin tuna with a peppery crust.
For dessert, there was a deconstructed cheesecake which might be the yummiest sweet we've ever eaten, although it left us regretting the two (equally delicious) bacon and onion brioches we greedily hoovered-up at the beginning of the meal. This unfortunately left us little option but to abandon the cheesecake half-finished. Sad times you guys, sad times.
It's not totally pocket friendly - it'd probably have two-and-a-half-out-of-four "£" signs next to it if we were a listings website, but for the food you're getting, or even just for the cheesecake, it's well worth a splurge.
Pied Nus, 19 Blandford St, London W1U 3DG