If there is one Holy Trinity which Argentine culture can truly master, it’s tango, football, and divine al fresco. The latter enjoys its own shrine of culinary magnificence at Hyde Park’s Abasto, the beloved creation of Diego Jacquet who is renowned for Casa Malevo and Zoilo.
A haven of baked pastries, fresh salads, delicious meats and cheeses which you can combine to make the perfect picnic; South American delights wreak temptation in the new Connaught Street establishment, named after Buenos Aires’ renowned market where fruit and veg are legendary.
But it’s not just the fresh produce enticing would-be customers – the outstanding Argentine beef alone is worth a visit, as well as its selection of cakes, tarts, and butters. Chimichurri, salsa criolla, fresh pasta, Lemon Cedron Tea and delicious wines and beers sourced from international labels and local producers also make their mark here, as well as a series of masterclasses sure to draw in the passionate oenophile.
Menus change weekly to keep things interesting, and while picnic potential is big, Abastos own intimate, relaxed dining area – able to seat 16 – beckons for that midday break or evening downtime with family and friends.
55 - 57 Connaught Street
London W2 2BB
Hyde Park’s Abasto may be irresistible for an authentic taste of Argentine cooking, but Kay & Co Hyde Park estate agents office is only a short tango away and can offer equally desirable places for sale or to rent.
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