I’ve seen Jason Atherton on Saturday Kitchen quite a few times, he wears tight t-shirts in that: “Yeah, I’m a middle aged man, sure, I look after myself. I like a couple of pints with the boys but I’m equally happy with a kale smoothie? Absolutely. What’s the big deal?” kind of way. And fair play to him.
Jason has 74,000 restaurants spread across the world. Many of them have the word ‘social’ attached to them.
City Social – you’re only allowed in if you had a part to play in the financial crash.
Social Eating House – the menu is inspired by bricks.
Pollen Street Social – the waiting staff all buzz constantly, only stopping once they’ve stabbed you and they perish.
And then there’s Little Social where the chef is a midget. It was here we went for a birthday lunch back in January! I know! So many questions, like: How has it taken me so long to write this up? Why didn’t I take a photo of the menu so I could remember what I ate? Aren’t professional kitchens potentially hazardous to midgets?
What I can tell you is that I had a cocktail, here’s a picture of it. It was very nice indeed.
Here’s a photo of some butter, which I almost certainly had with some bread. If memory serves me correctly this was also perfectly pleasant.
Here is my starter. Now, this was a beetroot based starter, and I do remember it as it was very nice.
Here’s a mackerel. I think it was alright, I mean mackerel is always alright isn’t it really. Cheers mackerel.
Here’s a bottle of wine we drunk. Notice the butter in the background, it’s been partly eaten. This lends weight to my earlier point about having consumed the butter with some bread.
What can you say? A lunch time menu – 3 courses for £30 (I think, it was in that ball park) enjoyed in the knowledge that you’re helping a midget. Perfect.
3.5 boys out of 5.