Hollywood Lunch

hollywood sign

It was my friend’s 50th during lockdown so this year, when her birthday rolled around, we decided to push the boat out and go to a fancy restaurant to celebrate like we should have in 2020.

Six by Nico in Canary Wharf

There are other locations with different dining themes but the Docklands branch suited us all. As as side note, I was frothing with rage when I discovered there were no mainline trains and I would have to drive, seriously, have restaurants not been through enough to now make it a nightmare to get to them to spend the money they so desperately need? Rant over… Sadiq Khan = you can expect a strongly worded tweet!

So, back to Six by Nico and the Hollywood themed tasting menu.

There was an option to add snacks, which we did, and to pair wine with each course, which I couldn’t but my friends did. It was a six course meal and they were a bit worried about having six glasses of wine and not passing out in the dessert, but the friendly waitress assured them that it was just a 100ml glass with each dish and that they could handle it. They did!

The menu was in the form of a script with scribbled amendments and set the scene perfectly.

Opening Scene – Snacks

Scores:

Karen 8/10
Caroline: 10/10
Jemma: 8/10
Ce: 9/10

Really fresh and tasty. The broth was cold which was a surprise but it was delicious. It really set the scene and created as much excitement as the Pearl & Dean tune at the cinema.

Scores:

Karen 7/10
Caroline: 10/10
Jemma: 8/10
Ce: 9/10

I didn’t think I’d like this but it was sensational. The biscuit is savoury and the mousse perfectly smooth and packed with flavour.

Scores:

Karen 9/10
Caroline: 9/10
Jemma: 8/10
Ce: 9/10

A favourite course which would have perfect 10s if we had known to smash the cannoli into the broth. The cannoli tasted cheesy.

Scores:

Karen 4/10
Caroline: 10/10
Jemma: 10/10
Ce: 10/10

Stunning except for Karen who didn’t enjoy the texture of the tartar.

Scores:

Karen 6/10
Caroline: 10/10
Jemma: 9/10
Ce: 7/10

Quite smokey and fishy which split the table into two distinct camps.

Scores:

Karen 9/10
Caroline: 9/10
Jemma: 8/10
Ce: 8/10

Tasty and not too rich. The beignet (deep fried pastry) was the worst thing on the plate for me, quite bland but handy to soak up the sauces with.

Scores:

Karen 9/10
Caroline: 10/10
Jemma: 9/10
Ce: 10/10

Who you gonna call? Whoever made that!

It was delicious and after all the food we had eaten, it was astonishing that any of us had room for it. Saying that, I’d make room no matter what. It was amazing and I so rarely eat dessert that it was a real treat.

The tasting menu was filling but not stomach-bursting-got-to-have-a-nap-filling.

…and that’s a wrap!

It was a really fun outing, expensive, but worth it. There wasn’t a single thing I could have made at home which made it a gastro-outing to remember with my very dear friends. This one will go in the memory jar for sure.

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