Mole: Holy Moly
Whilst Selfridges has scooped many a 'Best Department Store in the World' gong, until recently it was surrounded by a void repelling decent foodie hangouts. Then The Beaumont opened on one side, followed by Social Wine and Tapas on the other. Now there are a peppering of cracking treats; one of which is Mole.
Don't be turned off by the website, calling it taco bar in one breath and, ahem, 'Purveyors of Mexican and South American Edible and Potable Creations' in another. It's genuinely all about beautifully made drinks and punchy plates; what a breath of fresh air.
Before I've taken as much of a swig from my mezcal margarita, the manager Jose rocks up with a mountain of guac and warm crispy corn tortilla chips, gluten free no less. Needless to say, I am a happy mujer. Crunchy baby squid with black ash salt delights; a generous portion for a 'snack'.
Let's be clear, I rather fancy everything on the raw section of the menu. Of the ceviches, seabass with the usual suspects and plantain is a knockout, veggie option of palmito less so.
There is a taco for every taste, personal favourites are the conchinita pibil with avo and octopus with serrano chilli. I'm a fan of the fact that you can have them in an iceberg leaf, as well as a tortilla wrap, nice touch. Not as much of a fan of shark fillet being on the menu. Awkward.
Basically we went so loco with the compulsive ordering disorder that we didn't survive until the mains, let alone dessert. It's not a thesis either, moreover just one of those beautiful menus where you could enjoy everything on. And, the price point also happens to be bang on. Going back ASAP.
Five Very Kerri things about Mole
- Refreshingly good value
- Solace in the West End
- Gluten Free Heaven
- The Margaritas