With five lounges and bars and another five restaurants to choose from it’s not easy to decide where to dine at Andaz Liverpool Street.
Their choices include a seafood restaurant, a brasserie, Japanese cuisine and British fine dining. With the New Year’s resolution to eat more healthy food in 2012 still fresh in my mind, I decided to have lunch at Catch which specializes in sustainable seafood and fish.
As I’m big fan of sea bass (the only fish I would attempt to prepare myself!), I continued with the line caught wild Cornish sea bass that came with a fabulously crispy skin and was served with a rope grown mussel fritter and samphire risotto.
I was impressed by Head Chef Martin Scholz’s contemporary approach to seafood, but as always the highlight of any meal for me is dessert. In this case, I had no choice but to go for my all time favorite, crème brulée. At Catch, it’s prepared with Baileys and served with roasted apples. Although I’m a traditionalist when it comes to crème brulée (no creative alterations please!), this one was nearly perfect, scoring a 9/10 on my very scientific crème brulée scale.
All in all a fabulous business lunch, but I can see this restaurant serving equally well for a romantic dinner or meal with friends. Catch definitely got me hooked.