Restaurant Review: Amber Restaurant. This place is perfect if you’re looking for salads in E1, Mediterranean food in Aldgate or restaurants near Aldgate Curzon. Amber Restaurant is brilliant for office workers located in this part of East London.
“With healthy and interesting salad options, head to Amber for a tasty lunch in Aldgate,” Homegirl London
Amber Restaurant Lunch Menu
The focus here is on Eastern Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the Amber Road, an ancient trade route from the coastal areas of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.
Carrot Juice with Ginger
This is a great place to visit for lunch if you love salads. You can choose a plate of three or four which include Miso Glazed Aubergine, Roasted Carrot, Kale with Baby Potatoes, Balsamic Beetroot, Tabbouleh and more. You can opt for a plate with a portion of Frittata, Courgette Fritters, a Chicken Chop, Meatballs or Blackened Trout. This comes with a choice of two or three salads. We tried the Courgette Fritters which were tasty, and the salads are superb.
Courgette Fritters and Salad
You might want to try one of the Turkish pizzas which is a Pide. The options are Shakshuka with baked tomato, pepper ragout, egg and merguez (sausage). The Traditional features minced lamb, peppers, onions, tomato and parsley. Chorizo has caramelised onions, rocket, cherry tomato and goats’ cheese. The vegetarian Pide is Aubergine with basil, feta, roasted peppers and a dash of chili. We ordered the veggie option which was excellent, made with great ingredients, tasty and very filling.
They also serve Pita Burgers filled with 14 Hour Lamb Shoulder which is flavoured with sumac onion, Turkish peppers and tahini. The other option is the Crispy Chicken Thigh with kimchi and harissa mayo. Add a side of Hummus Salsa, House Fried Potatoes or Sourdough with mango and honey butter. To give you the idea of price points Salads are £9 for 2, Pita Burgers £7-8, Pide £6-8 and Plates are £12-13 with 2 or 3 salads.
Check out the cakes at the counter which looked very tempting. Healthy Smoothies include Green Light which is cucumber water with spinach, spirulina, avocado, banana and bee pollen. Orange, Apple and Carrot fresh juices are available with an optional shot of lime or ginger. Coffee is by Monmouth which is one of my favourites. Overall, this is a great lunch menu for anyone working in the vicinity.
Amber Restaurant Interiors
The interiors are bright, spacious and contemporary. The décor has a Scandinavian feel with light wood dining tables and chairs with high back slatted benches. Lush plants hang from ceilings and rest on plant stands to bring a touch of greenery to the place. I enjoyed our visit and the food, it felt relaxing and chilled.
Amber Restaurant Aldgate London Information
To find out more visit the Amber Restaurant Website. The address is Goodman’s Fields, 21 Piazza Walk, London E1 8QH. It is located to the side of the Curzon in Aldgate which is a fabulous cinema. If you are going to see a movie, you can tie it in with a visit to Amber. The nearest station is Aldgate or Aldgate East. Current opening times listed are Monday to Saturday 8am-10.30pm and Sunday 9am-10pm. They also served breakfast (Challah Toast, Shakshuka and Fry Ups), weekend bottomless brunch and dinner (which includes Cheese and Meat Boards). You can reserve a table online.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.