Behind a rather ordinary façade, inside The Trading House, it’s unexpectedly quirky. The restaurant is rather intriguing, stylish and unique. The dark wood panelled room is ornate, adorned with the most beautiful lights and interesting murials on the wall, and a variety of stuffed animals. The scene set is that of exotic trade and travel and leaves one expecatant of an interesting culinary journey. Whilst there’s a traditional feel to the restaurant there is modern vibe, with lovely live music, which set the tone for the evening. As the night went on the DJ took over and played some great classics, and the restaurant and bar were buzzing with city folk.
Whilst muddling through the menu, we nibbled on the chipolata and olives which arrived promptly.
The refreshing peach and ginger mojito was the perfect choice for a cool, summery drink.
The menu is an interesting assortment of hearty, comfort food from across the globe. Starters were our favourite, especially the crusty roll stuffed bursting with a hot, creamy, cheesy truffle mushroom centre.
The Calamari served with a charred lemon was light and crispy and cooked to perfection.
The pulled pork burger topped with jalapenos was packed full of juiciness and spiciness.
The Trading House is famous for their hanging kebabs so we had to try it out.The lamb kofta arrived on a hanging skewer which looked rather impressive. It was succulent and delicious.
To end we couldn’t resist tucking into the classic warm chocolate cake.
The Trading House is a really funky restaurant and bar that is great for a quick bite and drink after work, as well as the ideal venue for a small celebration with a group of friends. It’s a memorable restaurant for a birthday with a vast menu that will whet everyone’s appetite. And if it’s not too early to start thinking, it’s ideal for an office Christmas party. The Trading House is perfectly situated in the heart of the city, and with great service and fantastic food what more can you ask for. We can’t wait to go back.
The Trading House, 89-91 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ