Magic bay is buzzing
PUBLISHED: 17:12 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 13:35 24 August 2010
by Andy McCorkell It is in these thrifty times that we expect wily Londoners keeping a stern eye on their purse strings to search out high value luxuries that deliver the maximum bang for the buck. But even high rollers who have survived
by Andy McCorkell
It is in these thrifty times that we expect wily Londoners keeping a stern eye on their purse strings to search out high value luxuries that deliver the maximum bang for the buck.
But even high rollers who have survived the fury of a city in recession will be bowled over by the delicious fare and fantastic pricing on the table of Kilburn's famous Little Bay restaurant.
For more than a decade and a half this little gem has remained tucked away from the hurly burly of the High Street in a surprisingly quiet hideaway in a comparatively tranquil corner of Belsize Road.
Exquisite service greets you at the door and if you are lucky enough to have the head waiter Manuel grace your table, he will advise you on the best wine and cuisine.
He can entertain with stories of his Latin American heritage as easily as silently delivering plates of fine food unnoticed as you soak up the ambiance.
If you are one of those who finds joy in finding secret parts of London that trade on the guile of those in the know and word-of-mouth recommendations, after dining here you will have much to boast about.
Works of art are built into the walls, while fairy lights and candles add a little touch of magic to its buzzy atmosphere and charming character.
And the food is fabulous.
On the specials menu, the sea bass with green mash comes highly recommended, with either asparagus or duck fillets with rocket to start.
If there is still a corner to fill, try the delicious cheesecake with strawberry coulis along with a good drop from a bottle of Argentinean Malbec.
But if you are keeping an eye on your pocket and cannot remember the last time you were able to afford the luxury of dining out, a two course meal from a set menu starting at £7.50 will no doubt be of interest.
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