London’s first modern Swiss-inspired restaurant opens in Soho
by Nick Harman - Monday July 8, 2019 2:07 pm
Swiss food isn’t just for après ski. There’s a whole lot more to savour and now you can try without flying
From fondue with truffle, molten raclette and crispy rösti through to chateaubriand charbonnade on tabletop charcoal grills, the newly opened Heritage on Soho’s Rupert Street takes Swiss food to a new level.
Add to this, creative cocktails and fine wines, including interesting Alpine varietals and Heritage brings something fresh and exciting to the capital.
Swiss cuisine is re-imagined in dishes that blend the traditions of Swiss cooking with refined techniques by Head Chef Aarik Persaud, whose culinary history includes Chewton Glen in the UK and The Butchers Club in Hong Kong.
The menu, designed for sharing as all menus seem to be these days, showcases the finest British produce and features ingredients such as wagyu beef, lobster and black truffle.
Then there are Heritage’s raclette dishes – melted cheese over charcuterie and sausage or Jersey Royals and pickles.
The Swiss national dish of rösti is done just as it should be – crisp on the outside with soft buttery potato within and finished with Comte cheese, fried onions and green apple; maple-glazed Dingley Dell lardons; or smoked salmon with goat’s curd, Keta roe and dill.
For smaller plates, there is dry-aged steak tartare with beetroot and yoghurt dressing; and lobster tart with roasted fennel, whilst larger plates come in the form of whole red mullet with red prawn, caviar and samphire fricassee.
There’s also Heritage’s DIY option of table top charbonnade grills, and barbecue chateaubriand of Dedham Vale beef, whole lobster, jumbo prawns and scallops.
Or the impressive Trenchmore wagyu burger, topped with bacon and truffle jam, foie gras, sweet onion, pickles and finished off table-side with raclette.
Heritage wine is carefully curated by Head Sommelier Elena Serban, the 200-strong list, divided by grape varietals showcases unique wines from the Alpine region, vintages from Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux, as well as a number of New World wines, each bottle is stored in the restaurant’s glass wine cellar, which spans the length of the lower ground corridor.
18 – 20 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DE
Open Monday – Sunday for lunch and dinner