If you’re looking for something a tasty and simple to share with your closest friends, squeeze on to a bench at Rack & Ruin, Kitchen Party’s new, and delicious, communal eating concept. With a menu heavy on native wood-smokes and alcohol, whole pieces of meat, spitted birds, game and things pickled in pots are served direct from the fire to the table for shared eating and carving. Meaning you’re licking your fingers and chewing at bones in no time. Please let us know of any vegetarian or pescetarian preferences when making your booking and we will be thrilled to provide you with some mouth-watering alternatives.
Three course seatings are priced at £25 per person.
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feedmefeedme attended in June 2013,
reviewed on 5 July 2013
Rack and Ruin combines an industrial style grill (meat and veg are literally strapped to a rack and barbecued) with communal dining - think Neanderthal Wagamamas. We were seated and immediately encouraged to help ourselves to ample fresh bread and dips (a mackerel pate and delicious hummous? Hummus? Never know how to spell it, but it was super tasty). Our friendly host invited us to take our wooden 'plates' up to the grill to receive whatever meats we desired - there was steak (medium rare, divinely tender), ribs, lamb, belly pork, chicken and a little aluminium package of potatoes. All of this was accompanied by a bottomless salad of mixed greens and couscous, which we shared along the table. As a pudding, for which I miraculously still had room, we were treated to boozy fruits in a pot, with lashings of cream. Yes, this was as yummy as it sounds. Not too much, not too little, a veritable Goldilocks amount of dessert, I left the dining room thoroughly satisfied and staggered into the Fourth Wall bar to rest my weary tum, and sample some more cocktails.
The atmosphere was great - super relaxed dining, the option to go back for seconds (seriously, I dare you, give it a go - your tastebuds will love you for it), and everyone getting properly stuck in. I'm determined to visit again before it's too late. Never have the meat sweats felt so good.
Rack and Ruin
marteze attended in June 2013,
reviewed on 18 June 2013
We booked for the 8.30pm sitting, but was emailed the day after to say it was fully booked and could we come at 9.30pm instead. When we arrived it felt as though there wasn't really a 9.30pm sitting and we were actually just put on a table in the cocktail bar next door. Which wasn't quite the dining experience we expected, sat right next to a speaker in a dark bar.
The food itself was good, the ribs in particular were excellent! But can't help feeling this would have been a lot better if we had been there earlier when things were in full swing, unfortunately it felt as though we got the end of the coals. Even the chef commented that we should have got there earlier, we would have if could!