Set on the 33rd floor in the tallest building in Europe, Oblix boasts a gorgeous panoramic view of London- my favourite city in the world. Unlike my experience at Duck & Waffle I was so warmly greeted upon arrival and immediately served a gorgeous cocktail. Service comes with a smile, and the restaurant is grand, stylish and remains ultra friendly and warm even on a busy Friday night! I already prefer this place even though the veggie menu isn’t too interesting!
I arrived early and was given the option to come to the table or sit at the bar whilst I wait for my friends- I chose the table and the waiters were so wonderful making sure I had a good cocktail to keep me company whilst I waited. I was in such a bad mood the day I went here, and the warm welcome and lovely setting just lifted my spirits!
I also told them I’m a vegetarian, and wanted to see if there was any other choice they can offer me as I didn’t want the grilled aubergine, with yoghurt, mint and pomegranate. They were great, offered me the perigard truffle linguine or the arechiette pasta, with pumpkin, sage and parmesan… and even offered to change the parmesan before I even asked.. I really don’t mind spending money here- when you get service like this, you deserve a good tip!
The staff came a few times to joke with me whilst I waited for my friends and I was quickly served a Voodoo V as recommended by the lovely Aleena. Caramel, lime and rum in a beautifully presented cocktail! Jacob our waiter was funny, warm and friendly and really well informed on the menu. The bread and flatbread starters were quickly served and were delicious.
We ordered our mains and I went for the ariechette with pumpkin and sage. It was light and tasty- but it wasn’t the best pasta I ever had! The truffle linguine was very nice so I kept stealing mouthfuls off Mitul’s plate- but the pumpkin was nice enough too. The sage brought out the flavours and aroma- i think a little kick of red chilli could have improved the dish. The sides of fries, broccoli and salads were lovely accompaniments to the meal.
For dessert we chose ‘the big one’ which included a number of desserts on the menu, and a few other bits too. Mini magnum ice creams, chocolate brownie sundae, passionfruit sorbet, semi freddo, loads of variety. The presentation was lovely and they had kindly added a birthday message for our friends celebration with a candle.
We were those annoying dinner guests, who were the last to order, the ones who kept ordering cocktails and champagne and were slow to leave when the restaurant had closed. Hats off to the staff- they were patient, friendly and let us enjoy the restaurant and views to ourselves.
Oblix had never been ‘high’ on my list (excuse the pun!) because I thought vegetarian food would be poor- but I loved that they proved me wrong! The 360′ views, the friendly staff, the iconic building and good food make this a ‘tall’ service to beat!
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