After the perfect day of doing London things in London, I took myself out on a romantic dinner date to Andrew Edmunds in Soho. I read up on the place while sipping a not-so-frosty pre-dinner pint at the Duke of Argyll pub. (Do Brits like their beer room temp, or is it just me?)
Upon arrival I was treated kindly and taken to my table near the kitchen in the back. On the way there I passed one large chalk-board listing the wine deals of the evening and another with just their by-the-glass sherry selection: a Fino, a Manzanilla, a Dry Amontillado, a Palo Cortado, an Oleroso from 1842 and a Pedro Ximenez. I quickly understood that I was in the right place. I took my seat and ordered a glass of toasty, yeasty, salty Valdespino Fino “Inocente” with smoked almonds, which were just the tits. By far one of my favorite pairings, I could have this every day.
Andrew Edmunds is high on my list for London spots to return to in good company. Great service (despite the unfortunate circumstances), delicious food and a wine list of dreams… I hope this place stays around for decades to come.