Always one to want to try something unusual, I recently had the pleasure of being invited down to try Gamma Gamma.
Located at number 6 Greek Street, in the heart of Soho, Gamma Gamma has recently opened to considerable fanfare. It is, after all, one of very few places in London where you can find zebra on the menu! Other meats on offer include game such as ostrich and kangaroo. The team describe Gamma Gamma as pan-Asian fusion tapas and these unusual and different meaty options definitely set this restaurant apart in an area so well known for excellent and distinctive cuisines.
The sharing platters at Gamma Gamma range from global destinations such as Japan, Philippines and Indonesia – even Italy (definitely not Asian) and the exotic meats put a real exciting twist on the menu.
The menu, which is broken into sections such as ‘Raw and cured, ‘Grill’ and ‘Crispy’ is fantastically diverse. Feeling rather indecisive, we sought advice from the staff and ended up settling on 7 interesting-sounding dishes for the evening. First up was the black treacle and coffee bean cured salmon – this was honestly like nothing I have tried before. But if you combine three of my favourite ingredients or flavours, it’s always likely to go well. We followed this dish with a delightful smoked burratta salad, which was a delicious vegetarian dish and the perfect interlude between our meaty choices, served up with honey roasted kabucha pumpkin and avocado. YUM!
As we always keen to jump at the opportunity to try unusual foods, and on this occasion, unusual game, I ordered the zebra loin tataki from the raw and cured collection in the menu. Served with garlic aioli, sriracha jelly, roasted grapes, kizami wasabi, furikake popcorn and sake cured eggs, it was a real taste sensation and I would highly recommend this dish. The zebra was similar to beef – it wasn’t overly chewy and seared to perfection. Mmmmm.
The 8-hour braised Wagyu beef ribs were really seriously good (So good I mispelt my Instagram story to wagging beef in my excitement!) , as was the kangaroo steak, served up Filipino Tagalog style with kalamansi, garlic and caramelised onion. Definitely opt for the excellent slow roasted lamb bao too, offered up with hummus and tahihi yoghurt. It’s a real mix of cuisines that somehow just works.
Our final dish of the evening was the jungle curry. By this time, Greg and I were pretty stuffed full, but we managed to gobble enough to note its delicious flavours, although the ostrich loin was a little tougher than I expected.
The cocktail menu was, as you’d expect, creative and cool, like the food menu. We enjoyed a Gammartini, because.. well, where else could you try this! Gin, hibiscus liqueur, angostura bitters, lemon and egg white, it was crisp and perfectly accompanied the diverse tastes we explored on the menu.
Although the food is diverse and exciting, the interiors at Gamma Gamma are simple, dark and warm, with exposed bricks and wooden floorboards. We were sat at a romantic table in the front of the restaurant and enjoyed watching passersby on Greek Street.
All the food was beautifully presented, although our table could have been a little bigger to fit all of the plates. The meat is responsibly sourced and there are plenty of gluten-free, dairy-free and even halal options on the menu too.
Gamma Gamma is ideal for a catch up with friends or a quirky date night spot, and perfect for adventurous eaters in the heart of buzzy Soho,
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