|Caramel flan with sherry cream|
Our seats at the bar gave us a perfect view of the tiny kitchen. The two owners juggled the minute space which had been neatly divided into their own little sections. I have absolutely no idea how they aren’t forever treading on each other’s toes, but it seems to work. Just.
Reflecting our evening at L’Oculto the two things that I enjoyed the most were the fact it brings something different to the area and it is also a restaurant of such quality. It’s something Brockley doesn’t have enough of.
|Pan con tomate|
We gave the menu some serious attention, sampling around half of the dishes on offer. It is very hard to pick favourites as there was such consistency. However, if I was pushed to choose a couple of dishes, I’d have to go for the chorizo in red wine, a beautiful combination I haven’t tried before. And the family recipe caramel flan served with sherry and cream that finished our meal.
|Chorizo in red wine|
They are also already full and turning away diners (thankfully they do take bookings).
I love the fact that L’Oculto is on our doorstep. It’s already in my top three local favourites.
|Beetroot and blood orange salad with pine nuts|
|Roasted aubergine with pomegranate and thyme|
|Poached pear in red wine with double cream|
57 Loampit Hill