Duck Soup, Soho

Drinking whisky in the afternoon? Surely not!

But why not? ‘Tis  a fine drink to be had on a summers day..

An afternoon that starts with whisky, surely ends with the devil does it not?

But not if you have chocolates involved. They can handle the seduction.

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The day really did start off in that fashion, thanks to a whisky and chocolate pairing session with  Dramatic Whisky. 2 hours and many whiskies later, the day really would have ended with the devil in hot pants had we not decided to fill our bellies  with something to soak up the water of life, just so that we could drink some more! Luckily, before the whisky, came the good sense to pin down a table at a small but much talked about eatery in the heart of Soho, DuckSoup, said to be dishing up a daily changing menu of simple yet tasty bites in atypical cramped Soho spaces. I think it was time to investigate.

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Oysters
Pigs Head
Lamb leg
Cherry pie

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A simple start with a couple of Oysters and tabasco paved the way for a lovely Pan fried pigs head terrine, beetroot and rocket. The Roast lamb legs with yoghurt and apricot was a bit of a disappointment – all of it arrived fairly cool’ish and lacked any distinct flavour – severely poor quality lamb, chewy and watery and a sour apricot didn’t do much to help the cause either.

Dessert of Cherry pie and sour cream was great but I do wish the waiter had warned us that the cherries were not pitted and that there was a serious possibility that one could chip a tooth on the stones. Luckily my teeth stayed intact, but it was a close call.

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All in all, I’d say DuckSoup is the kind of place you go to not expecting much because it isn’t anything much. It’s a good place for a quick fuss free t if you’re in the area but not the kind of place you’d book well in advance and eagerly wait to go to.

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Food: 6

Recommend you go: 6

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