We decided early doors that we weren't just there for the butter. Sure, Thomas Straker is perhaps most famous for his luxury butter combos on TikTok/Instagram; but Straker's is a restaurant.
And to succeed long-term, it can't just be a destination restaurant for butter board
So, we chose four dishes 'sans beurré': the brill, the pluma, the quail, and the flatbread with cavolo nero and stracciatella.
The flatbread was superb. Beautifully soft, fluffy and chewy, the dough is made using flour from regenerative farming pioneers
, Wildfarmed, with the lot baked in a Gozney wood-fired 'Master' oven and drizzled with olive oil.
The cavolo nero pesto, slightly irony in flavour as you'd expect, held up brilliantly against the star stracciatella cheese smacked in the heart of the bread.
Simple. Sharable. £10. Delicious.