Sometimes you don’t have to travel too far for spend a romantic and relaxing evening.

I went on Time Out website to check which restaurant won the “Time Out Love London Award” and in few seconds the name of the restaurant is came out: Hood in Streatham Hill.

Hood it was part-financed by the community in a crowd-funding initiative and It’s nice to see that the founders, Robin and Melanie Frean, haven’t forgotten the people’s tribute, along the wall, you can find a blackboard with the names of this people.

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We started with vegetable crudités, pide bread and hummus to share. I’m not a vegetable lovers but at this time I shouldn’t be disappointed (Who knew that vegetables became so good with hummus!?!).

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For a main we had a beef braised with mash potatoes and caramelised shallot and sprouts from the christmas menu. The best choice ever. The braised was perfect, soft enough to melt-in-your-mouth.

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On the end, as dessert, an amazing salted caramel chocolate pot with chantilly cream and spiced biscuits. I don’t have any words to describe them, it was so nice that I had to take the bis.

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I’m definitely back!!! there are too many dishes I would like to try.

www.hoodrestaurants.com

67 Streatham Hill, SW2 4TX, London

At Hood, the christmas dinner menu is running until 23rd December.