None of that savoury nonsense here at Whisk.
The fast-paced nature of modern life has made us an impatient lot, keen to skip to the good part. Which means that Whisk have made a pretty timely entrance to the London pop-up scene. Now lodged on Cambridge Heath Road, the temporary restaurant is dedicated entirely to dessert – with a three-course sweet menu the major draw.
Except a pretty relentless assault on your sweet tooth here. Whisk is run by pastry chef extraordinaire Simon Jenkins, who’s whipped up desserts for Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux, and Marcus Wareing, amongst others. There’s some serious pedigree at work, which finds its expression in dishes such as wild Bolivian dark chocolate marquise with salted caramel and muscovado honeycomb. That’s just one of six desserts to choose from, which pair with an amuse-bouche (pineapple soft serve ice cream with chili pineapple confit and a spiced crumb) and petit fours to create the three-course feast. Check out the full menu here.
Happily, this dessert extravaganza won’t break the bank. You can get the whole smorgasbord for £14, whilst the feast can be paired with tea for £17, or dessert wine for £20. The only downside – apart from the effect on your waistline – is that Whisk is here for a good time, not a long time. They’re dishing up dessert until September 15th, and then again from September 19th-22nd, so you’ll need to be quick. Or else pray that Whisk is so popular they just have to turn it into a permanent restaurant. We can but dream…
Location: 286-290 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9DA. Nearest station is Cambridge Heath. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: 5-10pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays until September 22nd.
Price: £14 for three courses, £17 with your choice of tea, £20 with your choice of dessert wine.
More information: from their website.
Featured image: @whisk_dessertbar