This was a fantastic way to start my 2020 Michelin Star Foodie Year as the food , wine and service was excellent. Our previous three visits had all been in the evening for dinner which made it a very long day when your going straight from work and then travelling back to Essex afterwards. So when we heard that the restaurant would first be changing their days to include Saturday and then to enhance our delight to start opening for lunch on Thursday , Friday and Saturday we couldn’t wait to visit again. So on a nice sunny Saturday we headed to Chelsea for lunch. After a nice stroll around the local area we arrived at Five Fields which is nicely tucked away just of the Kings Road in Blacklands Terrace. On entering you immediately get a nice homely feel as the restaurant gives you that warm feeling like you was dining in your own living room. We received a nice welcome from Andreas before escorting us to our table. Once settled he asked if we’d like an aperitif so we chose a Gin & Tonic and a specially home made Negroni. A nice surprise was that when they were brought to the table we was told they were complimentary which we felt was a very nice gesture. While enjoying our drinks it was then time to meet Ludek who welcomed us back to the restaurant. We had a nice chat which was something that continued throughout our visit before he then brought us the menu. This consisted of two choices one being the A la Carte menu & the other a six course Lunch Tasting Menu.
We decided to opt for the Tasting Menu before being presented with some fabulous snacks to enjoy which included a stunning roasted vegetable soup that was quite rich but absolutely bursting with flavour.
It was now time for our first course called Seabed which consisted of Octopus , Crab & Scallop that was served as three separate dishes. Each dish was an absolute delight. This led us on to our second course a fantastic Foie Gras with beetroot & carrots that was also accompanied with a slice of beetroot brioche.
Next to come was the delightful Cod with mussels & kalette. This was followed by the main course and without doubt not only the dish of the day but a dish that will be hard to beat throughout the rest of the year. It was a Short Rib with red onion , celeriac and a heavenly red wine jus. This was accompanied with a deep fried Beef Tendon and matched perfectly with a glass of Taurasi Sant’Eustachio 2007.
Taurasi Sant’Eustachio 2007
Before moving on to dessert we was asked if we’d like to have a cheese course we where presented with a nice selection of British & Irish cheeses. As they were all very tempting we decided to have a slice of each one. Also at this point Head Sommelier Agnieszka popped in especially early just to to come and say hello which was really nice of her. She then treated us to a complimentary glass of Blandly’s Madeira 15 years old Malmsey to accompany our cheese.
It was now time to move on to dessert which started with a delightful palate cleanser of Apple & Pine. This was fresh apple with a pine sorbet and led us perfectly on to the main dessert of Chocolate , Miso & Orange with a Stout sorbet a shear delight. The dessert was matched by another perfect choice a Kracher Auslese 2012 which was a nice medium sweet wine.
APPLE & PINE
CHOCOLATE , MISO , ORANGE
Weinlaubehof Kracher Auslese 2012
We finished with a coffee to bring to an end a fantastic lunch where I’d firstly like to thank Ludek , Andreas , Giuseppe & Agnieszka for their amazing hospitality. I really think the Lunch Tasting Menu is great value for money especially with the snacks , bread & petit fours. I would highly recommend a visit and look forward to returning again soon.