Review on Myrtle Restaurant
Myrtle Restaurant opened in May 2019 on a small parade of shops in a largely residential area, just off the King's Road in upmarket Chelsea. It's the debut restaurant from Irish chef Anna Haugh, the former Executive Chef of Bob Bob Ricard in Soho, who has climbed the culinary ladder in critically acclaimed kitchens such as Pied à Terre, The Square and Gordon Ramsay's London House.
The restaurant is named after the late Myrtle Allen, the first Irish woman to win a Michelin star in 1975 for her restaurant in Ballymaloe House, Cork. Set over two floors with a green marble-topped bar on the ground floor, it is simply decorated in a chic style, illuminated by reclaimed lamps from an old Irish convent and skylights. Tables are well-laid with crisp linen and lovely pewter water goblets engraved with characters from Irish mythology.
Anna presents a carefully balanced choice of modern European dishes with Irish influences, using impeccably sourced produce from her native Ireland. Open proceedings with Clonakillty black pudding rolls paired with Wendy's apple chutney before moving on to a main course of saddle of lamb, pressed hotpot and carrot puree, or for those who prefer fish slow confit Goatsbridge trout, cauliflower and capers. To finish indulge in a tonka bean crème brulee with rockscotti or buttermilk panna cotta, rhubarb jelly and cinnamon doughnuts.
Modern European / Irish
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Wed-Sat (12.00 - 7.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, American Express