Champagne Crab Shack with CLAW at 100 WARDOUR ST

Peter Morrell and his wife enjoy a stylish light meal at this street-food inspired pop-up restaurant

Champagne Crab Shack at 100 Wardour Street

 

100 Wardour Street is one of those magical addresses that is a legend with Londoners and visitors alike. Originally the home of the Marquee Club, where the Rolling Stones and David Bowie started their careers, it morphed into a restaurant before becoming the Cuban club Floridita. Now a D&D restaurant and club it is playing host this summer to the ‘Champagne Crab Shack’ – an exclusive street-food inspired pop-up collaboration with award-winning seafood restaurant CLAW.

The special residency runs from 9th June for four weeks only and features ClAW’s sustainably sourced crustaceans directly from the fishermen alongside flutes of Moët & Chandon Champagne.

My wife and I went along recently to 100 Wardour Street to sample the food and of course the champagne. The pop-up is in the bright, airy ground floor space that overlooks Wardour Street. The team have created an immersive fisherman’s shack experience with tables covered in fishing nets, fisherman balls and a large giant neon crab. The room was quite busy with a smart set giving it a good upbeat buzz.

The menu is short and to the point – seafood. There are rolls and seafood salads with fries as the side. My wife chose the Salcombe lobster and crayfish with sesame mayo in a brioche roll while my choice was Salcombe crab with baby gem lettuce and lemon mayo also in a brioche. If you don’t like shellfish or are allergic to it then there is a poke roll with diced Hampshire trout.

The rolls are well presented and looked very appetising. A bite in to the brioche revealed it to be light and pillowy and made with a lot of butter. The crab. lobster and crayfish all had lots of flavour and worked well with the mayo dressings

Our chips were crispy on the outside with a soft and floury interior. They were particularly good dipped in the accompanying spicy ketchup sauce.

And of course there was the Moët and Chandon champagne, served in cooled flutes. It was chardonnay dominant so had fresh aromas of fruit and citrus in the bouquet, on the palate there were good notes of toasted brioche with more fruit and the finish was bright and uplifting.

A well deserved mention about the service team, they were all friendly and charming throughout the entire meal.

This is a great venue for lunch, to recover after some retail therapy in Oxford Street, pre- or post-theatre or just to relax with friends.

For menu and prices click here…

This one-off collaboration is part of D&D London’s group-wide #Blossomcity17 campaign – a celebration of all things floral during the months of May and June. The #Blossomcity17 campaign will once again support The Gynaecological Cancer Fund’s Lady Garden Campaign with £1 from each bill across the D&D group will be donated to the charity.

The Champagne Crab Shack runs in the Bar & Lounge from 9th to 30th June all day Monday to Wednesday and until 6.30pm on Thursday and Friday.

To reserve a table, contact info@100wardourst.com or call 020 7314 4000 quoting ‘Champagne Crab Shack’.

www.100wardourst.com

Champagne Crab Shack at 100 Wardour Street

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