Cornish Grill & Little Bird Gin popup restaurant at Maltby St

1 Dec

On Friday 30th November we went to the Cornish Grill and Little Bird Gin popup at Lassco on Maltby Street (aka Rope Walk) in Bermondsey. If you’ve never explored this particular area of London, and you like antiques and quirky reclaimed furniture, then you need to visit.

steaks

Resting ribs of tasty tasty beef

Neil Rankin is one of the most talented chefs we know when it comes to handling a good piece of meat 😉 on a barbecue.

Neil Rankin cooking mackerel

Neil Rankin hard at work with the mackerel

BBQ Grill

Red hot grill

Lassco is full of treasures that make you wish for a large house that you could decorate using the items found here.

The building was transformed into a gin palace and beef eatery for one night. The photos below are grainy as it was dark, but it gives you an idea of the atmosphere.

When we walked through the door, the smell of well-aged beef hit us straight away. To us, that’s one of the greatest aromas ever.

We sat in the bar area and had a pre-dinner dirty dry gin martini (this was after a Delgrado Amontillado sherry aperitf at Bar Tozino) before going to take our table in the dining room.

Entrance and 'bar' at Cornish Grill & Little Bird popup at Lassco, Maltby Street.

Entrance and ‘bar’ at Cornish Grill & Little Bird popup at Lassco, Maltby Street.

Below is the menu. We were all about the beef, so didn’t get to try the mackerel, but I am sure it was delicious as well.

Cornish Bird Menu

The #CornishBird menu

Hand-dived scallops with jamon Iberico provided by Tozino.

The scallops were sweet, prepared raw and sprinkled with paprika salt. Chuse’s ham, as ever, is delicious and cut to the requisite thinness.

Hand-dived scallops with jamon iberico

Hand-dived scallops with Jamon Iberico

Côte du Boeuf with beef dripping frites and chimichurri.  If this had been my last meal I would have died happy. Beef was perfectly cooked and it tasted properly of cow.  The frites were well-seasoned and crispy, done in beef dripping. Proper.  The chimichurri was delicious. There was also aioli, rich and garlicky, but I didn’t take a photo of it.

Côte du Boeuf with beef dripping frites and chimichurri

Côte du Boeuf with beef dripping frites and chimichurri

Poached pear with hazelnuts. The pear was poached well, still slightly firm, but juicy and sweet. A nice light end to the meal.

Pear with hazelnuts

Pear with hazelnuts

Fleur de lis water glass

Fleur de lis water glass (or was it gin?)

We are looking forward to seeing what Cornish Grill and Little Bird Gin do next. We’ll be there.

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  1. Neil Rankin at John Salt preview photos « Mouthwatering - January 11, 2013

    […] both from visits to Pitt Cue and his occasional forays at Maltby Street Market, most recently the pop-up Cornish Bird collaboration with Little Bird Gin and Matt of Cornish Grill fame (who will continue to supply Neil). The steak […]

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