Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis. A Latin phrase meaning "Where are you going?" A novel in the time of Nero. A famous movie from the 1950's. What is Quo Vadis to us? A quirky Soho restaurant serving up traditional British fare with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. The dining room was furnished with white tablecloths, yet the flowers were seemingly fresh-from-the-field daisies, contributing to a relaxed atmosphere.

Quo Vadis


The menu refreshes daily and the top features the date and the weather. We dined on a cloudy evening. The cartoons remind me of 18th century pamphlets.


The menu features traditional comfort food, or I assume this is comfort food for the Brits. Nothing we ordered was fancy, but the ingredients were high quality and the preparation made everything delicious.

We ordered a bottle of red from the Loire Valley featuring a blend of merlot and cabernet franc. I lovely red that was a good choice for our entrees.

Champs des Cailloux

We shared a plate of crab cakes and mayonnaise. Herby and crispy on the top and bottom. A lovely beginning to our dining experience.

Crabcakes and Mayonnaise

Hubby then had the poached cod with potatoes. As you can see from the photo, this plate seemed very plain, but he thoroughly enjoyed the fish and the potatoes were exceedingly fork tender. Comfort food, indeed.

Poached Cod and Potatoes

Quo Vadis offers a different Pie and Mash every day. On our visit, the pie was chicken with a few leeks thrown in. It was served piping hot and the chunks of chicken fell apart as my fork touched the morsels. The dish was served with a large bowl of silky smooth and tasty mashed potatoes. A hearty meal. In fact, so hearty dessert (or pudding) was skipped.

Chicken Pie

Quo Vadis has been in operation since 1926. They have changed ownership several times over the years, but always seem to have a delicious reputation. This recent incarnation was a winner for us.

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