London - 40 Maltby Street
Maltby Street, where I understood was the spot where dissenting ex-Borough Street Market traders congregated, wasn't exactly what I'd pictured in my mind. Instead of a mini-Borough Market clone of sorts, it looked like a very "industrial" back-lane with shops (including quite a number of motor workshops & other junkyard types) occupying arches beneath a railway line.
40 Maltby Street - a wine bar which serveds surprisingly quite good food - was located near the end where a queue coffee-lovers snake out the door of Monmouth Coffee (Maltby St branch).
- Cooked Yorkshire ham
- Fennel, tardivo and orange salad
- Ricotta gnocchi with lamb ragu
I particularly enjoyed the gnocchi - creamy spheres of sheer deliciousness, bathed in an intensely deep ragu gleaned from slow-stewing.
The ham was super-scrumptious.
40 Maltby Street
40 Maltby St, London SE1, GB
Yeah - another big vote for the gnocchi - they probably put in as minimal an amount of flour in that gnocchi as possible, to create that creamy yet light texture.
I really liked the occasional crunchy sugar on the surface of the ham that played off the salty savoury flavours.