Friday, 2 June 2017

food time - gilgamesh ♥

If you are new to reading Fairytale Kiss, then you may not know that I have started branching out and writing food reviews. Yes, I will always write about beauty and fashion but I really appreciate food and I spend a large portion of my time taking food photos. I think actually talking about restaurants is the next logical step! You can read my previous food reviews here. Nestled in the heart of Camden, Gilgamesh has been on my list for quite some time.  A few weeks ago, Ollie and I made our way up to Camden and decided to have dinner at the restaurant.

I'll be honest, I think Camden is like marmite. You either love the atmosphere and vibe or you simply don't. I unfortunately did not warm to the Camden location, as soon as we stepped out of the tube station, police were arresting a drunk man in the street and the busy crowds made it very tricky to walk through. After a quick three minute walk, we thankfully found the Gilgamesh entrance. As we made our way up the escalator to the first floor, I couldn't help but notice how out of place Gilgamesh looked in the Camden area. I would describe Gilgamesh as a luxurious and exotic environment, completely different to the loud, fast paced atmosphere in the Camden streets. The tribal vibe ran throughout the first floor and the green plants created an exciting jungle interior and I instantly fell in love.

As we were seated at our table, we were handed the set menu. We decided to get prawn crackers, edamame beans, duck, crispy squid and I opted for the Malaysian seafood jungle curry while Ollie ordered the beef bulgogi. I have taken my fair share of food photos but nothing has really popped like the Gilgamesh starters, not only do they look incredible in the photos but the taste exceeded my expectations. The cocktail options were certainly a highlight for me, the strawberry, fruit cocktails were finished very quickly! For dessert we ordered chocolate, walnut and pistacio served with banana ice cream. The banana ice cream completely changed the game for me, it melted on my tongue and was bursting with flavour. 
Price wise, Gilgamesh is not as pricey as Hutong or Hakkasan but I think the open space atmosphere and the detailed dishes really make Gilgamesh shine. Although the location is not ideal for me, I think this made me love my Gilgamesh experience even more. The highly detailed interior and bright, wide ceiling added a unique twist to the seating area and I loved the exotic vibe. I honestly felt like I was on a tropical holiday instead of sitting in a busy London area. I can't rave about Gilgamesh enough and I will certainly be going back soon. Have you visited Gilgamesh before? What did you think of the menu? You can book your next visit here ♥ 

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  1. I've always been a bit of a picky eater, but I'm starting to expand my tastes and this honestly looks and sounds great. The pictures are making me hungry!

    Lauren x Huggled

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