Food, Interiors

Dinner At Morden & Lea

24th November 2015

A couple of weeks ago it was my husband’s birthday, so being the nice wife that I am I decided to treat him to a lovely dinner. I booked a table at Morden & Lea via Bookatable as they had an amazing deal for a three course meal plus a glass of prosecco for only £25 each. After reading all of the raving reviews, it was just too tempting to resist!

Situated in the heart of Soho, Morden & Lea is renowned Chef and Restaurateur Mark Sargeant’s latest project. Interestingly it is named after cartographers Morden and Lea, who were the first to map Soho in the 17th century.

Ok, so lets talk about what really matters, food! The menu consists of British and European classics, all sounding utterly delicious hence making the decisions all that more difficult. As a starter I opted for the seared cornish mackerel served with pickled cucumber, prawns & sesame…

Seared Cornish mackerel at Modern & Lea

While my husband ordered the steak tartare accompanied with rocket, parmesan & polenta chips…

Steak tartare at Modern & Lea

What can I say, except that it was damn good! We managed to devour it in 5 minutes, where the conversation had drastically stopped as we were too busy fulfilling our taste buds!

Next up, we both decided on the corn-fed chicken which comes with glazed potatoes, field mushrooms & tender stem broccoli…

Corn-fed chicken at Modern & Lea

It certainly hit the spot! While at first the portions may seem small, trust me it’s all an illusion. These dishes are so fulfilling that you are left completely and utterly stuffed by the end of your meal!

Finally dessert came which lets be honest, no matter how full you are it’s the best part of the evening! Again we both opted for the same and went for malt custard with honeycomb & hazelnut parfait. Just the sound of that makes me go all giddy with excitement! The result?! It certainly didn’t disappoint, a total melt in the mouth orgasmic moment – I kid you not!

malt custard with honeycomb & hazelnut parfait at Modern & Lea

I was totally and pleasantly surprised by the food quality at Morden & Lea. With so many positive reviews we were hoping it to be a real winner and it certainly was! It’s not really that surprising, considering head chef is Daniel Mertl, where previous experience includes Chez Bruce, The Savoy and La Gavroche.

Not only was the food A-mazing but the service was impeccable from beginning to end.

The restaurant is split across two floors, and being the interiors geek that I am, I couldn’t help but appreciate the interior design. The decor has an eclectic sophisticated industrial vibe going on and I’m slightly obsessed with the different light fixtures! After all, good lighting is always essential in creating the perfect mood and it’s something I’m always drawn to.

So if you’re looking for great food, fantastic service and wonderful ambiance, then definitely pay a visit to Morden & Lea, I highly recommend it! Make sure to take advantage of the amazing offer that Bookatable have available now.

* This meal was sponsored by Bookatable. All views and photography are my own!


  1. Tricia Rosas

    24th November 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Loved this post! Thanks so much for sharing about Bookatable and Morden & Lea. So glad you guys had an amazing time. Happy birthday to your hubby! (What a good wife you are!)

    1. Arianna Trapani

      24th November 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks Tricia, it was so yummy, you’ve got to try it! And yes I think so too about being a good wife 😉 xxx

  2. Rachel

    24th November 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Both the food and the interiors look and sounds very nice. I’ve not come across Bookatable before, so am off to investigate, as your offer sounds great.

    1. Arianna Trapani

      11th December 2015 at 4:19 pm

      It’s a great website for fab deals 😉 x

  3. Karen Jones

    24th November 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Great photos, looks amazing (as do your hair and nails ! ). I would be penniless for sure if I lived in London. X

    1. Arianna Trapani

      11th December 2015 at 4:19 pm

      hahah thanks for the compliment regarding hair & nails 😉 x

  4. Antonia

    24th November 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Yum to the interiors and the food! One to remember next time I’m down that way x

  5. Angelina

    25th November 2015 at 7:28 am

    Nice restaurant and the plating is amazing. I’ll visit it once, for sure.

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