A month or so ago, I was given a voucher by the lovely folks at Zomato to do a review of the Kona restaurant at St. James’ Court Hotel. Super excited, I phoned up and booked a table for two for Sunday night. However, once we got there we were told that, in fact, Kona doesn’t serve dinner on Sundays.
St. James Court is a beautiful hotel, and the bistro is accessible from the lobby. My family from Japan came recently and stayed in the hotel, and they really liked the location.
My boyfriend and I went for the set three course menu. He opted for the beetroot and apple gazpacho with crumbled feta, while I had the sesame-crusted tuna with pink grapefruit salad and wasabi potato.
I enjoyed the sesame encrusted tuna, although I did find the pink grapefruit clashed with the rest of the starter – the potatoes were also not quite to my taste.
For mains, A opted for the cajun-spiced chicken breast with basil mash and baby vegetables.
Because mine was glorious. I went for the palak gosht, an Indian spinach and lamb curry served with pickles, mango chutney, and steamed rice. It was beautifully spiced, and the lamb was buttery soft – the dish was absolutely incredible.
It was incredibly rich and delicious, and the portion was huge, so my boyfriend helpfully finished off the dish once I had conceded defeat!
Overall, I really enjoyed my meal at the Bistro, but would definitely recommend going for the Palak Gosht over anything else!(3.5 / 5)
Our meal was complimentary, but if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t blog about it!