Hunter 486 Restaurant: The best desserts in London
Located in the glamorous side streets off Marble Arch, Hunter 486 is an exquisite central London brasserie within one of London’s finest boutique hotels – The Arch London. Hunter 486 is a gorgeous restaurant serving fine food within a relaxed and casual atmosphere. The interiors and settings, make diners feel as though they are within a lounge rather than a formal restaurant, unique for high-end central London eatery.
The meat is not halal but there is a nice selection of seafood options to choose from. For vegetarians, the options are limited but all very good and most certainly worth a taste.
A selection of sour and rye bread start the show with butter, oil and balsamic vinegar. Light and moreish, the bread is delicious. The aubergine and basil soup is a real treat that’s unique and powerful in taste – surprisingly the aubergine is not too overpowering.
For the more carnivorous, the scallops are perfectly cooked with a gentle seafood aroma and are accompanied with a zingy mango and chilli jam for dipping into.
Highly recommended is the peppered loin of venison – it’s so soft and juicy, perfectly prepared and served with a beetroot purée and potato and turnip gratin, that make it a wholesome and warming dish.
The whole baked seabass is cooked to perfection and diners can choose to keep the head on or have it removed. It comes with an interesting orange and rosemary butter which lift the seabass nicely.
Possibly the best desserts in London. The chocolate fondant with orange ice cream is glutinously chocolatey, gooey and served hot whilst the cool, crisp orange ice cream melts into the fondant perfectly.
For those who want to try something completely different and perhaps a bit more refreshing, the mascarpone sorbet is the one to go for. The array of blood oranges, pomegranate and toasted almonds that it arrives with are a refreshingly sweet and a novel ending to the perfect meal.
There are a fantastic selection of wines, fresh juices, cocktails and mocktails. I opted for a great white wine in the Glorie de Chablis Moreau.
Around £47 per person for 3-course meal with glass of wine.
For more information and reservations please visit: thearchlondon.com/hunter-486-brasserie