Set under one of the South Bank's railway arches and dining hub, Flat Iron Square's latest culinary joint arrives in the form of Lupins. Taking its name from the traditional British flower, the venture is run by Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke, who originally met in the kitchen of Chelsea joint 'Medlar'. The laid-back dining room is designed to have a charming feel via exposed brickwork and its pink-and-sage colour palette.
Lupin sees seasonal British ingredients infused with global flavours and the ambition of breaking the traditional British restaurant mould, seeking to serve up all the usual hearty British ingredients and pair them with all the best bits from other nations’ own cuisine. Expect a range of small plates and snacks such as ‘lamb with sumac and pomegranate molasses, cornmeal-fried spring onions with smoked chilli aioli’ or ‘spiced beef short rib with purple sprouting broccoli’, there's also a house-made seaweed butter.
The drinks list is full of quirky, well-priced wines alongside a monthly changing cocktail. 75% of the tempting list are natural, organic and biodynamic wines, from new independent wine company Smashing Wines, based in Suffolk.
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Lamb with sumac and pomegranate molasses, cornmeal-fried spring onions with smoked chilli aioli; polenta-crusted anchovies with wild garlic and onion salad; sea trout with cucumber and seaweed butter and chipotle roast pigeon with charred baby gem and carrot.