Franzè & Evans
101 Redchurch St., E2 7DL
The award winning Corrigan’s Mayfair plays with the best of them, but is also concerned to offer value, to actively reflect its core ethos of fresh, seasonal food offered in a genuinely hospitable environment with the focus very much on the customer.
To this end there is a lunch menu providing three choices in each course at £27 which includes a carafe of wine. Tasks might include dishes like cured salmon, heritage beetroot, smoked salmon tartar; fillet of hake, chicory, preserved lemon, Indian spice; and a selection of sorbets which are made daily.
If lunch doesn’t tempt, perhaps consider the bar menu, which offers three tasting plates for £25. Throughout the season this showcases game, but the current menu is a celebration of spices, for example. There is an on-going programme of events with upcoming subjects including: Hunters at the bar - a celebration of foraging; Ark at the bar - centred on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, which focuses on endangered products; and Summer at the bar - serving early summer treats like asparagus, strawberries and the not quite so well known claytonia and wild sorrel.