Yes me and Sam love our takeaways and we probably have more than we should but sometimes if you’ve had a stressful day at work or if you just don’t want to cook, it’s nice to spend a little bit of money and get some takeout food. And as London is the capital city of the UK, there’s plenty of options and a lot of take away suppliers. Places like Just Eat and Deliveroo offer an endless supply of cuisines and one that’s been recently added to the list is Yikes Kitchen.
Yikes Kitchen was created by a professionally trained chef who wanted to provide top notch food at the cost of your average takeout. Myself and Sam attended the second opening of Yikes Kitchen in Shepherd’s Bush.
The kitchen was operating out of a cafe/restaurant under another name. I’m not sure whether this will be changed or whether it’s effectively two businesses using the same location – one in the day and one in the evening. We were the first ones to arrive and were taken downstairs and immediately offered a glass of wine/prosecco.
Within the next 10 minutes, more people began to arrive. Once everyone had been seated, the taster menu began. We had been given this before we arrived so we would know what to expect.
Sweetcorn Soup – £4.00
Such a simple dish but so tasty. It’s one I’m definitely going to have a try at making myself. The taste was rich and was seasoned with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh herbs. I also loved that it had spring onions in it, which added to the overall taste.
Bruschetta – £3.50
Probably a favourite of mine to have as a starter. This bruschetta had parma ham and mozzarella balls incorporated into the dish along with the usual mixture of chopped onions, tomatoes and herbs. The dish was seasoned perfectly and I ate it up pretty quickly.
Jerk Chicken Burger – £8.00
I’ve gone from never having Jerk Chicken to having it all the time at the moment. With fried plantain and crispy lettuce on a seeded bun, this was a tasty dish. The only snag I’d have about this is that it should come with a side of fries for the price.
Lamb Kofte with Couscous – £8.00
I hadn’t realised that Lamb Kofte was actually a combination of lamb and beef. This one was placed on a bed of couscous mixed with sultanas. There was also a side of mint and cucumber yogurt. The meat was tender but had a slightly hardened skin and it complimented the yogurt and sweet couscous well.
Chocolate Tarte and Eton Mess – £4.50 and £4.00
I must admit that by this point, I was a little stuffed from two starters and two mains. I’m not really a fan of desserts that much nowadays but the Eton Mess is a favourite of mine. I think this one needed a bit more meringue as it was very cream heavy. The Chocolate Tart was lovely but perhaps would have been a little better warmed up.
Overall I was really impressed by the dishes and I think the demand for great quality food when it comes to takeaways is needed. Customers do expect good food for their money and I think Yikes Kitchen offer exactly that and more.
What do you think of Yikes Kitchen? Let me know in the comments below.
*Disclaimer – I was invited along for a complimentary meal in return for my own honest review. All words are my own.