Contributor Klaudia was invited to review Arboretum and St Luke’s Table.
” In the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold or silver.”
Arboretum is a new environmentally friendly members club in London which describes itself as “London’s first and only indoor oasis”.
We attended the opening and we can definitely relate to the oasis claim. It’s a spacious environment filled with trees and live plants, designed to make you feel right at home with its comfy sofas and welcoming interior. There are a bar and deli section within the premises which will supply you with the right ingredients for a pleasant unwind or a focused work session.
We had a chat with the general manager, who couldn’t stress the importance of sustainability and preserving the environment enough. Everything inside the space is made of recycled materials, the floor, the tables, every tiny detail. Cycling and walking is encouraged when planning on attending the club. Preventing climate change is a huge part of their message.
Arboretum offers greenery which they claim will fundamentally improve productivity and well-being. The founder, Ronald Ndoro, has expressed the importance of providing a sustainable environment to their members and hopes to close membership applications off in the near future.
Dinner at St Luke’s Table
After the presentation, we jumped over next door to St. Luke’s Table where the brilliant head chef Alessio Piras had a splendid feast prepared for us. Made with fresh ingredients, presented like a piece of art and taste more than you can ever describe. The only way is to visit and enjoy every flavour of the dish for yourself.
Starters: crab & avocado salad -orange segments, sunblushed tomatoes with dill and lemon dressing. I can’t describe how refreshing and what a great combination it is.
Seared scallops, nduja crust, truffle cauliflower puree – just perfect on the look and taste .
Mains : Lamb rump, Jerusalem artichokes puree, pecorino twirl and crispy parsnips. Soft melt it in your mouth and just delicious. This is one of the best lampb dishes I’ve ever had and coming from a hospitality background, that’s saying something.
Venison fillet, with sweet potatoes velours, crispy polenta and thyme jus. When we tasted this dish we fell in love with every single mouthful. I can’t even describe it.
Dessert: Blueberry cheesecake – American style baked cheesecake, blueberry coulis. This dish was a piece of art, it looked so beautiful that we couldn’t stop looking at it.
For drinks, you can have cocktails or choose from their great selection of wines, if you’re stuck, the team is more than helpful.
Arboretum and St Luke’s has got us thinking more green, got us inspired to think about the environment. We where thrilled to try one of our new favourite restaurants in the heart of central London.
Arboretum and St Luke’s Table
2A Charing Cross Rd,
EatCookExplore was a guest of Arboretum