So, award for weirdest name for a restaurant in South Ken goes to… Iddu. This is a fairly new spot on what is becoming a great little street near South Kensington Tube. Before, all that was there was a Fitness First and an overpriced dry cleaners. But, with Iddu’s parent The South Kensington Club opening soon next door, this is set to be a new high traffic area for the Chelsea set in the know.
I stopped by in the morning and the place was crammed. Yummy mummies and coffee meetings were in full swing but the man near the till took the time to speak to me. I was there to make a lunch reservation but apparently there wasn’t one needed. When I asked him to see a lunch menu, he told me there wouldn’t be one until 11am. Iddu is a Sicilian cafe and they decide their menu moments before lunch depending on what’s fresh and available that day.
Fast forward to lunch and things have calmed down. There are empty tables and I finally get to see the much anticipated lunch menu. To be honest it was a bit of a disappointment. I was hoping for some pasta or a fantastic salad and both those things seemed to be lacking. They did have a delicious sounding pesto chicken panini which I added mozzarella to while my friend had the prosciutto on gluten free bread.
On the whole my panini was pretty good. The ingredients were what did it. Grilled chicken, mozzarella, rocket and flavorful pesto on crispy focaccia… mmmm! Simple and it was less than £7 so I felt it was good value for money. Especially since it also came with a small side of salad.
Overall the service was nice, if a little slow. I think this is the place to be for breakfast or coffee so will definitely try it again as it’s still early days.
44 Harrington Road, London SW7
020 7589 1991