Trivet was perhaps the most anticipated new opening of 2019, owing to its Fat Duck alumni. Full disclosure, I’ve never been to the Fat Duck. I’ve been to dinner so I have a rough idea of how a Heston kitchen tastes but never to The fat duck. It’s on my list. It’s reputation for cooking that is a cross between a science experiment and magic is deeply appealing however, so Trivet was a must visit.
The restaurant is starkly minimal. Like it makes you embarrassed to think about all the crap you hoard in your house minimal. One napkin. One glass. Plain tables. Evocative lighting. Bizarrely spacious for a London restaurant. Somehow both incredibly high end but also very very casual simultaneously.
The menu too is minimalist. Approximately four available options per course, the dishes list like three ingredients so you can’t really imagine what will actually turn up at the table. Chicken with vinegar sauce is the prime example. A very simple dish which when I take a bite is the most tender chicken I’ve ever eaten. It’s like a magic trick it’s so tender. I have no idea how they do it. I also never thought I’d say this but white potatoes should be included as part of dessert ingredients more often. That Mille fueille is something else.
What’s good? The perfectly cooked pici, the blue cheese cheesecake. The chicken. Most notably the potato and sake Mille fueille.
Kid friendly? There’s no policy listed on their website and a baby change in the bathroom so you’re all good. I visited the restaurant on my babymoon without Max so the water is somewhat untested and I’d advise a lunch over a dinner if you’re taking kids.
✓baby change facilities
✓cool with breastfeeding
✗loads of other parents
✓space for buggies