We have a luncheon club where 9 of us try and meet up for lunch at least once a quarter. Each time we struggle to think of where to go and by chance I saw some good reviews for the Leicester Sq Kitchen. Generally when I think of Mexican food I tend to think of nachos, chili con carne and other such English staples but this was very different. The restaurant is under the Hampshire Raddison Blu hotel and has a fine dining feel when you enter. The lady on reception was smiling and welcoming and showed me to the bar. I enjoyed a Gin & Tonic but the cocktails did look amazing. The bar was full of fresh herbs and dried fruits which were being used for drinks and cocktails. One of my colleagues enjoyed a Mexican beer and he said it was really good. We were shown to our table once everyone had arrived and we sat on low bench tables. We were given the menus and Adeline who was our waitress was exceptional. She went through the menu to explain the food and what to have. We were given water which had fresh mint, lemons and we chose a nice Gavi white wine. Adeline explained that the food would be put in the middle of the table and we could share a bit like Tapas and she made some great recommendations. We had the crab tostadas and chorizo soft tacos, crispy prawns, duck salad, house guacumole with nachos and they were lovely little bites. We then had the salmon cerviche, tomato cerviche, Aspargus, Rib eye steak, stone bass and some more crispy prawns. We also tried the papaya and chilli salsa (very hot and not for the faint hearted). The food was cooked really well and arrived on hot stone plates. We tucked in and it was delicious. Some of us opted for pudding and we shared the chocolate doughnuts, coconut mousse and coconut sorbet. I have to say that the chocolate doughnuts were amazing. They were filled with warm chocolate and pistachio sauce and the combination of the cold ice-cream and warm doughnut was lovely. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for something a bit different from the normal Mexican. Not too bad on price either
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