4 St. James’s Market
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From a Nopi alumnus comes the first, and likely only, restaurant where ‘the broccoli!’ was our table of 4’s unified cry when asked which dish we enjoyed most. Now that is a successful dish, given we had better-thana-it-even-sounds beef short rib ‘pastrami’, a cabbage and mushroom slaw with yeast extract for extra umami, amazing fresh peas, sea trout with the best jersey royal I’ve had this year. It’s a small plate restaurant and leads on vegetable options. In the slightly soulless surroundings of the redeveloped St James’s Market the room actually works well and is buzzy. Service is a bit inconsistent if generally enthusiastic. We took our own wine, so no comments on the list, but from the price of the food I’m expecting it to be top end. It’s modern and fun and full of creative attention to detail. You pay for that in central London. Anyway, go just for the broccoli!