Lime Review - Eating & Drinking
EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
Lowcountry is new to SW6 with its aim to take customers down memory lane and forget about typical American food like hotdogs, fries and ribs;
I went along to be amazed by their culinary ambition.
My guest and I were stunned to find such a big venue on a busy highroad in the middle of Fulham. In an area that is well known for boutiques, bars and brassieres, Lowcountry is a new addition to the chain of American, Southern and East Coast dining experiences.
On appearance the restaurant was decked out with a raw smokehouse theme; cow-print walls, wooden floors and a large rustic bar. We were seated on a booth reminiscent of a 50’s diner in front of a vision complete with red leather bar stools around the chef’s kitchen, centred in the middle of the main dining area.
First we sipped some wine and then began our southern eating experience with fried green tomatoes cooked in breadcrumbs accompanied by crisp salad leaves. Soon followed by baby back ribs smothered in a smoky BBQ sauce, which was literally ‘melt in your mouth meat’; so tender it just fell off the bone.
For our main course, we both tried the steak. Mine was a 12 oz rib-eye steak with home fries, salad and Carolina style biscuits. Curios, I could only describe my plate as an interesting combination but once I took my first bite, I could see why the flavours and textures were assumed fitting. To finish for dessert we tucked into ‘something chocolatey’. I think we both expected a huge chocolate fudge cake drizzled in sauce as the menu didn’t give much away. What we got was a scoop of rich chocolate ice-cream, pecans and chocolate sauce. The bitterness of the pecans was far too harsh for my palette and I felt as though I could taste elements of a fine cognac streaming through the sauce. Although I admire the innovation it was a bit of a bold finish for me.
To sum up, the service was great and venue holds great potential for evenings when the atmosphere would be undoubtedly livelier. It has a great beer garden and it even boasts a jazz bar and basement lounge. For a restaurant that’s only been open for just a few months; it looks like business will be booming in no time for the summer!
Phone: 0207 736 7002
4 Fulham High Street
The Blue Elephant
Muyiwa and Riversongz