It was a clear bright 11th September and while much of the world (or at least NYC) was mourning the anniversary of the profound and polemic events of that day in recent history, some of us needed to get away from it all. And what better place to achieve this in the heart of London than at St Katherine’s Docks, arguably the city’s best kept secret. Google it and get down there on a weekend afternoon, you’ll thank me for it.
So after meandering around and taking in some brilliant arts and crafts we got hungry, as you do, and opted to grab a bite at the Prohibition Bar. Luckily it was a lovely autumnal day so we were able to do the al fresco bit. The service was good and the food was better, it really hit the spot. But the surprise was yet to come. They had apple pie on the menu, and will that be custard or ice cream, sir? Bring both.
The presentation of the apple pie at Prohibition Bar is by far the best I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s very impressive and I couldn’t wait to sample it, it looked so delicious. I think I felt I had discovered heaven on earth. So we went for it.
Disaster. The apple pie was cold. This could have been the best thing since baking apples, their very raison d’etre. But they ruined it. The apple pie itself was quality, but the custard was warm when it should have been hot, although its consistency was a perfect balance of thick creamy with a milky pour. All they had to do was heat the bloody pie. Crying shame
Date visited: 11 September 2010
Verdict: 7/10 (had it been hot this would have been a 9.5)
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