You know that feeling, when you order something and you have no idea how it will actually be served? When a menu just says “lamb”, and all sorts of different ideas pop to your head. From a piece of steak, to meatballs, to lamb chops. It really could be anything.
All hail the volcano!
So of course I’m happily surprised when from the depths of Oven & Hearth’s smokey kitchen, I see approaching a MASSIVE VOLCANO of Smoked Lamb Shoulder, exploding with succulent and flavorful meat. Meat as tender as can be, easy to pull apart and even easier to eat.
Chopper view of the lamb volcano
Seriously, there’s no other way to describe this other than as a magical, lava-meat spewing mountain of a platter, complete with sweet potato fries and paired with (an admittedly insane amount of) coleslaw, plus some fiery and not-so-fiery sauces. It’s a smorgasbord of happiness, and as such, it didn’t last very long before it was devoured.
The gangs all together now
Everything here screams smokiness, and with other remarkable meat options on the menu (and a £3.5 cocktail happy hour! That’s incredible even by non-London standards…), I’ll have to come back and taste the rest of the cuts (and the burgers). Maybe they’ll be served differently, but I certainly hope not!
Slimy? It’s a volcano of meat. With sauces to spare. Of course it’s messy. The good kind of messy
Satisfying? You’ll want to burn alive after one taste of this delightful meaty lava goodness
Oven & Hearth
121 Stroud Green Rd, London N4 3PX (closest tube is Finsbury Park)
Note: This is a sponsored post. What does that mean? That we were kindly offered the meal to write it. Does that make a difference? Not really, but it’s only fair to point it out. If we like what we ate, great. If we don’t… we’ll see!