We were in the area to visit the London Aquarium and decided to try this rather than the flurry of chain restaurants we wandered past along the Southbank.
Considering it was Monday lunchtime, and a dreary day, the place was buzzing, mainly with what looked like business lunches, and as it's a smart place; we were impressed by how welcoming and accommodating the staff were to Bridget and Cruz, a pair of cheeky toddlers. They were really helpful sorting highchairs and that was the first tick for me.
The views over London are great, but it was a pretty grey day, so we didn't choose the best day for that.
Tatum and I shared a range of small plates, which was a great way to enjoy lunch together, as there was a wide variety of delicious plates to choose from. Every plate was artfully and carefully considered in terms of presentation too.
We had a flatbread topped with smoked salmon, rocket, cream cheese, chives, lemon and some sea salt and every taste was delicious. The babies thought so too.
|Smoked Salmon, Rocket, Cream Cheese & Chive Flatbread at Oblix|
|Crispy Chilli Squid with Lime at Oblix, The Shard|
The soft shell crab was to die for too - a taste of the sea brought to life with a gorgeous hint of chilli infused mayonnaise.
|Soft Shell Crab at Oblix, The Shard|
|Seared Beef with Girolle and Truffle at Oblix, The Shard|
|Burrata at Oblix, The Shard|
Oblix is an attractive proposition, stylish setting, winning menu that delivers on both taste and appearance, views over the city and attentive, knowledgeable staff. With an open kitchen and views into the pastry kitchen, the butchery area and the open grill, aside from the other guests it sets a great atmosphere too.
The staff at Oblix were great with the children, didn't mind them having a few snacks we'd brought along with us or the mess on, and under, the table that comes with two feisty toddlers.
The meal with service at Oblix came in at £120. Money well spent, and I’ll be sure to return to try the dinner menu.