SALON menu marks something of a return to the heady days of Luke’s iconic restaurant, The Test Kitchen.
“The ‘Dark Room’ experience was, for me, the high point of The Test Kitchen at the time,” he says. “So I decided to emulate that here at SALON.”
Diners arrive at SALON through a bright golden portal, a striking entrance into a more traditional salon space of Victorian-style floors and classical marble-topped bistro tables.
The concept of the Journey menu showcases each country that Luke has worked in, focusing on a signature dish from that country’s culinary heritage, with the menu being small focused and interactive. Diners are encouraged to come along on a voyage that shows Luke’s evolution and influences as a chef. “It takes my decades of travelling, tasting and cooking in some incredible kitchens around the world, and condenses it all into a nine-course exploration of all the wonderful flavours and dishes I’ve encountered along the way.” Says Luke.