RHYTHM KITCHEN – STRATFORD
Average price pp: £20
Rhythm Kitchen, is located in the food court on the second floor of Westfield shopping centre
in Stratford. The food court is very spacious so there were many seating options to choose from
when sitting which was great.
When I had spoken to the manager he was a bit negative which was off putting. Nevertheless,
a good thing was that every main meal came with two side orders and once I had ordered,
the wait time wasn’t long at all.
To drink we (me and my guest) had sorrel. This made me wonder why I don’t drink sorrel
more often. It was very refreshing, strong tasting and sugary to the right extent. I found this
beverage to be very satisfying.
My starter of saltfish fritters came shaped as small balls, this made them light and easy to eat.
The outer layer was lovely and crisp and the saltfish inside was delicious. Furthermore, the
For my main meal I had the lamb curry with rice and peas and plantains. The plantains were
decent and the lamb was cooked until tender and had a nice texture. However, the lamb, had an
unusual flavour and it was bland. I couldn’t taste the coconut flavour or spices that were said
to be in it. This made the dish as a whole taste simple as the lamb curry did not add any
flavour to the rice and peas.
Furthermore, my guest ordered the jerk chips and jerk wings with plantain. She enjoyed the
wings very much. I thought that they had flavour but I wouldn’t call them jerk. The seasoned
fries were a bit cold and the jerk seasoning sprinkled on them made them a bit dry.
The macaroni cheese that she had as a side she found to be so lovely, that she wanted to order a
We ordered a another drink of fruit punch which tasted very different to the fruit punch that I have
had in the past. I appreciate them doing something different but, my palate didn’t take to it
neither did my guests’.
- Food presentation
- Food quality
- Service & Organisation
Although I thoroughly enjoyed the saltfish fritters and sorrel and would strongly recommend them, I feel that the flavour in the other dishes that I tried at Rhythm Kitchen could be enhanced.