Upon entering the Hippodrome to make our way to the Heliot, I was asked for my ID as I didn’t look over 21 - the doorman had just made my day by making me 10 years younger, we were already off to a great start! After entering the building and making our way up to the restaurant, the atmosphere was alive; from diners, gamblers and show goers, the place was buzzing.
Upon being seating in the Heliot we were brought two glasses of chilled champagne, which were light, crisp and yet delicately sweet. It was the perfect accompaniment to my starter, the ocean plate; a gorgeous plate of mixed sashimi and vegetable rolls. The fish was fresh and subtle, a perfect light starter.
For our main dish we both opted for the T-bone steak, one dry aged and one cooked blue. Now I must congratulate the Meatologist himself, Ioannis Grammenos - these cuts of meat were incredible, seasoned and cooked to perfection. Mine being blue, the steak melted on my tongue and would truly please the palate of any meat fan.
As for the desserts, expect a show stopper! Arriving on a dry ice plate the Mango Alaska was stunning and delicious - caramelised meringue and blood orange ice cream with a pistachio biscuit. It was indulgent, elegant and so tasty!
After dinner, we headed to the rooftop bar for a final cocktail and to soak up some more of the atmosphere. It was a gorgeous bar and would be perfect for a date night or drinks with the girls - it’s also worth noting that this bar is very selfie worthy (for those avid Instagrammers among us!).
Take a gamble on the Heliot. You’ll come up sixes.
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Chatting Food Contributor: Jessica Brownlie
Often found shoving food into her face. Whilst living out her childhood fantasy by eating all the Mickey-shaped treats in Disneyland, Jessica developed the idea of becoming a food blogger and thus Beauty and the Feast was born. Along with a keen interest in the unusual, wacky and weird, Jessica also enjoys maintaining somewhat of a Ketogenic diet.
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