If you know me you will know I’m a 100% foodie, I love me some good food. So last weekend I went to Track and Records London yes the one owned by Usain
I didn’t take any pictures of the outside of the restaurant as my cab came before i got a chance.
When you first walk in you notice that it’s set up into two spaces the bar area which has tables and a little den with comfy seating and the dining area which has tables in the middle and booths on the outskirt. There’s also a Lounge downstairs which is open Thursday – Saturday 19:00 – 01:00 it’s a nice space and is somewhere I’d definitely would revisit.
As I was waiting for a friend I went to the bar and ordered myself a cocktail to start the night off, The Bar menu is heavyweight and there is a lot to choose from but as soon as I saw Guinness Punch I was sold.
Guinness Punch £9.50
Wray & Nephew overproof, Guinness, condensed milk, vanilla essence
Guinness Punch is one of them drink that takes me back to Sunday dinners as a child it used to be a staple in my house with Rice & Peas, although I never ate the peas. I’d always get the water down version or should I say milk down version
The Guinness Punch was good and flavoursome, I’ve never had it with Rum before, when I make it, I always add Bailey’s so it was a nice change. It had a nice kick to it but you still got the hint of Guinness which I love.
It was so good that I order another one at the end of the night.
Once we were seated at our table, we
Reggae Rum Punch £9.50
Wray & Nephew, Orange juice, Pineapple juice, Grenadine syrup, Fresh lime juice
These were really good also they were fruity with a nice kick to them, the first one I had wasn’t too strong but the second one could knock your socks off. You could really taste the alcohol, which is never a bad thing.
Saltfish Fritters £4.95
Flaked cod in a spiced batter, served with spicy remoulade
The Saltfish fritters
Curried Goat £11.95
Goat meat marinated in spices for 24hrs, cooked in a rich curry sauce, served with white rice, seasonal vegetables,
You know when you have to long to look at a menu so you keep changing your mind well that was me I was having an internal fight with myself over the Chicken Sandwich or Curried Goat. Sadly the Curried Goat won.
One of the things I did like was you
When the food came out the first thing I noticed was the portion size it wasn’t big, especially for a Caribbean restaurant.
The curry was nice enough I just wasn’t blown away by it. The Goat didn’t have any depth to the flavour, I could taste the heat but not much more, it was almost like the Goat had been added to the curry once it had been cooked, That being said the Goat had been cooked really well and was tender.
As for the Seasonal Vegetables which were overcooked, soggy & tasteless.
Because the portion size
Bread & Butter
Warm Jamaican bread pudding with rum sauce.
There is nothing better than a good dessert, that being said
Bread & Butter Pudding Surprise, I’m still waiting for the surprise and I don’t think there was one. It was just plain old Bread & Butter Pudding, I must admit I was expecting a little Jamaican twist but there wasn’t any, The rum cream was nice but there just wasn’t enough for my liking.
After the meal we went and chilled in the Bar area had a few more cocktails and just enjoyed the vibes. which was really nice, good music and vibes all around.
Would go back to Track and Record again, yes, if only for the cocktails and the vibe, but not so much for the food.
The cocktails were the standout of the evening, as they are everything you want in a good cocktail, and they were generous with the amount of alcohol they put in them.