Our food arrived in super-quick time and the small plates that we’d ordered all looked like works of art. We’re both big seafood fans and the Cornish mussels with corn, bacon, and tarragon were perfectly fresh and went fantastically with my delicious glass of white wine. We’d also spotted oysters on the menu and they were obviously a must. It was clear from this dish that there’s an abundance of fresh produce near Elliot’s Cafe, Borough Market being right on the doorstep is an obvious plus.
The oysters tasted as though they’d jumped from the water onto our plates and I almost wished that we’d ordered triple the amount we did. However, we absolutely loved the cheese puffs made with Isle of Mull cheddar; possibly the most creamy, cheesy thing I’d ever eaten, and baby artichokes, chickpeas, and smoked tomato were the perfect ending after a belly-full of rich foods.
There were a selection of really great-looking desserts on offer at Elliot’s Cafe but we actually decided to just settle back and enjoy some of the wines that the staff recommended. Everyone who works here has a love of natural wines and this really comes across in the obvious knowledge when they recommend a glass or bottle. I get the feeling there’s a lot of staff tastings happen at Elliot’s Cafe, Borough Market and I admit to being more than a little jealous. A really nice Beaujolais perfectly rounded off the meal and made the perfect companion to people-watching the market outside.
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