Gather by Zique is like a warm spring day – beautiful, but not too showy. The soft olive-grey hues of the décor ensure an air of sophistication, but this Hyndland Street restaurant is comfortable and oh-so-inviting.
We got things started with the Rhubarb 75, a gorgeously refreshing blend of gin, lemon, rhubarb, ginger and vanilla bean. Then, the goats curd gnocchi with sage, lemon and caper butter; the soft, silky texture won us over, while the tang of the goats curd was complemented by the herby flavours. Next was burrata with grilled aubergine. The mild cheese proved delightfully creamy, enhanced by the fresh mint and sweet tomatoes. Combining chickpeas with grilled vegetables, fried chillies and a pine nut salsa, our first main was a delectable flavour explosion. So too was the second. In fact, every mouthful of the puy lentil and deep-fried artichoke dish tantalised our taste buds. Finally, rich, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate ganache sitting atop some zesty orange mascarpone was on hand to satisfy our sweet tooth. A chocolate lover’s dream? You bet.
Boasting a menu full of fresh, flavourful food Gather by Zique is worthy of so much praise.
Words: Morgan Laing