If you fancy sampling one of Ollie Dabbous’ sublime creations but haven’t the time to indulge in the restaurant’s tasting menu, then you are in luck. Keen to give its customers a more flexible, immediate and affordable way to enjoy its dishes, Dabbous is now offering single plates downstairs in Oskar’s Bar.

Complementing the regular bar menu, and presenting the perfect accompaniment to one of Oskar Kinberg’s cocktails, will be select choices from Dabbous’ seasonally changing tasting menu. So customers, no matter how time-pressed, can pop in and enjoy newcomers such as grilled langoustines, fennel pollen & virgin rapeseed oil mayonnaise (£24) and grilled new season lamb with violet mustard & lesser calamint (£16). Those searching for their just desserts can take their pick from bubblegum icecream (£6) or wild strawberry tart (£9).

The menu is available at Oskar’s Bar at lunchtime and in the evening. Bookings are not required.
Meanwhile Ollie Dabbous’ influence has extended beyond the culinary world and into the arts scene, with his approach providing the inspiration for Sabrina Mahfouz’s highly acclaimed Chef, which will be running at the nearby Soho Theatre from 15th June until 4th July.

Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First 2014 and The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, Chef recounts the gripping tale of a head chef who ends up running a prison kitchen.

Inspired in part by an interview Mahfouz conducted with Ollie last summer, the play studies food as the ultimate art form, motivated by the Michelin-star chef’s obsession with simplicity and making something the best it can be. Or as Ollie himself says, “Language is a bit like a dish, you break it down into little parts and it suddenly becomes easier.”

Dabbous Restaurant & Bar, 39 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 2SF