Kanteen, the chic little eatery at K West Hotel and Spa near Shepherd’s Bush Station, has recently introduced a new “Saints and Sinners” menu, with head chef Sylvan Chevereau taking a two-sided approach to “modern British dishes”, Born in Mauritius, Chevereau uses his culinary experience from Michelin starred restaurants across France, to liven up his dishes with Asian and European influences. The result is a pick-and-choose delight with something to please every palate.
On our visit (believe it or not), Londonist got all holier than thou and opted for the crayfish and salmon timbale served with melba toast with an especially tasty red onion chutney (£6.50) for our starter. For our main, we chose a very satisfying K West Caesar salad (£11.50) with grilled chicken, crisp romaine lettuce, pickled anchovies, hard boiled egg, garlic croutons (to ward off the sinners!), and house Caesar dressing. And a fruity Californian Chardonnay (Villa Emile Chardonnay - £27 for a bottle at Kanteen) added a little zest to our repast (oh yeah, we also sampled a pretty decent margarita from the downstairs bar too - shhh). Of course, by the time puds rolled around and the wine-n-tequila kicked in, we were back to our old devilish selves and finished off with sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch crunch ice cream and toffee sauce. So much for the holy rolling.
Word on the street is that K West’s spa is top notch (we’re still trying to finagle our way in for a review) and that the hotel offers excellent accommodation for West London visitors. With its close proximity to Shepherd’s Bush Station (and, hence, those trendy Westfield retailers), Kanteen at the K West is one to keep in mind - whether you’re in the mood for braised pork belly or baked Portobello mushrooms (or both!).
Photography by Chris Osburn