Hey all. I visited the Orange Elephant restaurant in Fulham yesterday evening. I really didn’t have any preconceptions of the restaurant, I knew that it was a steak house and for someone who isn’t the biggest fan of steak, I was open to being won over. I was greeted by one of the restaurants owners, Jai and welcomed by beautiful interiors (you know that’s all I care for these days). The restaurant has sultry decor and lighting. The walls are painted a warming hue of grey and there a is direct view of the Chef’s kitchen which is quite comforting for nosey people like myself. There’s no food menu but there’s a drinks and desert menu. The cocktails were very creative and were dubbed with quirky cool names and captions such a ‘made in Cuba’ and ‘New York cheesecake’.
When I was speaking to Jai, you could tell that he genuinely had so much passion for the food and drinks that they were serving, explaining everything so intricately. It was really good to hear the stories behind the concept of the restaurant and the food being served. I ordered a Porn Star Martini (my all time favourite cocktail) and it was the smoothest one I’ve ever had in all of my Porn Star Martini drinking years. My first thought was that if I wasn’t careful I’d be on the floor because I’m sure the liquor in the cocktail was a silent killer! My friend Laurren, from Farfetch, ordered the made in Cuba and it was a really fresh cocktail infused with basil and soda. It tasted a bit like a homemade fresh lemonade laced with alcohol. Again if you’re not careful, one too many of these will have you kissing the ground.