Combining the tradition of Latin American open-fire cooking with international influences, Buenos Aires eatery, Sucre proved a winning formula. Now, it’s opened a London outpost.
A swish spot for post-work dinner and/or drinks, visit the restaurant on the ground floor for hearty fare, and after supper – should heading home not feel so appealing – venture to their moody cocktail joint, Abajo, down below.
Bestowing a certain va-va-voom, Sucre is a place that exudes both fun and sophistication. The 123-cover eatery hums with chatter on entry to its main dining room. Diners are met with vibrantly upholstered chairs, and hundreds of beautiful decanters, forming chandeliers, hang from the ceiling. Impressive as surrounds may be, it’s not a case of style over substance here. Staff are beyond friendly, and as for the food – it’s scrumptious. Scroll on for the full, lip-smacking lowdown.
What To Order
At one end of Sucre’s main dining room you’ll spot the dramatic open fire pit (“parilla” (or grill)) and wood-fired oven. Setting a theatrical tone, the menu, devised by Chef Fernando Trocca, is built on the same concept.
Showcasing the best produce, at the peak of its season, food here is largely cooked over charcoal – the Argentine way, using embers rather than the live flame. When it comes to the provenance of dishes, expect a multicultural influence with a South American root.
Who To Bring
Your new fling. If things go well, extend your night at the sub-terra Abajo, a trendy bar set directly below Sucre. It’s open until 1AM.
The Dress Code
Something snappy. Wear a glamorous number that would make Eva Perón oh-so proud.