Located within M Victoria, RAW restaurant will be launching a new menu – completely vegetarian and gluten-free. Sister to the award-winning M Grill, the menu gives diners a light and fresh alternative to the richer, steak heavy a la carte and wagyu tasting menus served in the main restaurant space.
Remaining true to the M principles of championing the purity of natural ingredients and sustainable, organic produce, Executive Chef Oleg Ibragimov, formerly of the Fat Duck and Le Manoir, has created a modern menu designed to celebrate, not just accommodate, clean eating dining and free from preferences. As well as wholly vegetarian and gluten-free, the offering is largely vegan and clearly identifies calorific counts, dietary tags and nutritional content.
Speaking of the new dishes, Oleg said: “When developing the menu, I aimed to get as close as possible to the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals and proteins in each dish. I’ve also used only seasonal produce as it guarantees we are using the most naturally nutritious food available at the time. Whilst the dishes are packed full of flavour, I’ve tried to reduce the amount of process involved to allow the organic flavour of the ingredients to really shine. Saying that, I have introduced a few fermented ingredients to not only add zing and interest to the plate, but also improve gut health.”
Highlights of the new menu include starters of Tofu tartare, plum puree, daikon and sriracha, or a flavour packed Smoked aubergine with a miso glaze and dashi. Heartier main courses are predominantly vegan, taking their beginnings from wholegrains. Hero dishes include Buckwheat risotto with cauliflower, king mushrooms and summer truffle and Courgette spaghetti with roasted organic vegetables and pine nuts. Desserts are packed full of flavour and zest and include a signature M doughnut plate with lime and coconut curd and a vegan Drunken pineapple with chili and passionfruit.
M is renowned for its extensive wine list which includes 112 wines by the glass and to accompany the new RAW menu, Head Sommelier Lenart Cernelic has curated a paired wine list. The selection of wines are a combination of natural, organic and bio-dynamic and largely vegetarian and vegan.
Martin Williams, CEO of M Restaurants and Gaucho said: “London needs a high quality, entirely gluten-Free, vegetarian Restaurant and we’re delighted to deliver. The culture of considered flexitarian and free-from dining has a new restaurant to call home. The launch of the RAW restaurant at M Victoria St, is arguably our most imaginative, disruptive venture to date!”
The new menu at RAW will go live on 7 June.