Bus-dining? Here’s a new experience for everyone
March 14, 2019
Bus dining is a high-end dining experience aboard a custom designed double-decker bus. The Bustronome is the eating experience featuring a panoramic view of London.
Vincent Thiessé has been the creative director for Bustronome since its launch in October 2014 in Paris, France. Now he is tackling the tastebuds of Londoners with the best of his gastronomy.
Vincent creates accessible, seasonal and contemporary French cuisine using other elements from around the world. He has adapted his skills to cooking on wheels and brings together an aesthetic and harmonious meal on your plate.
Diners can discover the most beautiful views of the capital for two hours travelling and eating on a black double-decker, with subtle gold livery and a panoramic glass roof. There are three types of dining to book: lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
You can choose when to dine and the bus will take you to see some of the Capital’s landmarks. Starting from Embankment, the bus travels east as far as Tower Bridge and west to Kensington, hoovering up a host of iconic sites in between.
Bus dining review by The Telegraph
Here is a review from The Telegraph writer, Teresa Machan:
“Welcome to the first gastronomic tour of London. I’m Attila,” said one of two French waiters, as he slid a glass into the appropriately shaped slot of an apparently custom-made table holder. From another hole, I took out a fat pen with pause and restart buttons.
“Attila opened the menu to reveal a map of our route embedded with sensors. Touch the audio pen at say, Tate Modern and you can hold it to your ear for commentary in one of nine languages. “It’s Alexa with a pointy wand!” said my friend, warming to the experience.
“The top deck, which accommodates 38 diners in table configurations of two to eight, has a wood-panelled floor and soft comfy seats in a neutral colour scheme. Glassware sparkled under low lighting. When we were settled, Attila brought excellent bruschetta and plump olives. We set off in the direction of Tower Bridge.
“The menu – six courses artfully presented – didn’t disappoint. For instance, Scallops carpaccio with pea shoots and a fennel and pomegranate vinaigrette followed a delicious soup de champignon with truffled whipped cream. Next came a delicate lemon sole “fish and chips revisited” so light and full of flavour.
“After sampling these dishes, I wasn’t too surprised to find that much of the cooking happens on board, in professional ovens. With the emphasis on fresh ingredients the menu changes every six to eight weeks.”
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