Prosperity Restaurant

Prosperity Restaurant (http://www.prosperity-london.co.uk) was converted from a café/Ukrainian deli to a restaurant last month so we got the impression that feedback was appreciated when we were done. Here is the feedback: Yummy! Mrs Del Monte and I met Stan and Knockers there relatively early and it was yet to get busy. It seemed awfully quiet for a Friday night. I presume most Twickenhammers were watching the Quins kicking a rugby football at some naughty foreigners. They love that in Twickenham.  And Dr Quinn Medicine Woman. And the song The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann. And sequins. Basically they have one-tracks minds in Twickers. Like the people of Cockermouth.

The very helpful waiter took time to talk us through the menu, which was rammed full of dumplings and pancakes all of which sounded enticing. The food took quite a while to come, and as we were one set of only two tables which we took to be a good sign that the food was being prepared from scratch, and gave us a chance to catch up over a tall, cool Obolon beer.

I ordered the Chicken Kiev (misleadingly called the Kiev cutlet to put off ingénues) which is a step up from your store-bought M&S Kiev due to the addition of melted cheese within. Which can elevate virtually any dish. Reports from the Stroganov and Deruny were very positive. Deruny is like Bubble ‘n’ Squeak, Colcannon, Stoemp, Pyttipanna, Pyttipanne or Pyttipannu, the twist being that the potato is made into a pancake before being mixed in with the other ingredients and profits from such preparation. I think everyone was jealous of the Golubcy, stuffed cabbage leaves, a variation on an Eastern European standard which look very flavoursome served with sour cream and mushroom sauce. The recipe had been passed down from the great grandmother of the great grand mother of the guy running the show.

And all for £62 including beer, a bottle of Georgian wine and no service charge. For four people. In London. In 2014. British pounds. It’s good value is what I’m saying.

УКРАНЇА!

Manty, steamed meat dumplings with sour cream. We shared it as a starter. It looks some how indecent from above.

Manty, steamed meat dumplings with sour cream. We shared it as a starter. It looks some how indecent from above. Like Florida.

This is no ordinary kiev.

This is no ordinary Kiev. This is (not) M&S Kiev.

Beef stroganov with lashing of buttery mash.

Beef stroganov with lashing of buttery mash.

Stuffed cabbage leaves always look so modest, but they pack a lot of flavour and are very filling. Much like myself.

Stuffed cabbage leaves always look so modest, but they pack a lot of flavour and are very filling. Much like myself.

Deruny. It takes a bit of explaining.

Deruny. It takes a bit of explaining.

Tell me you aren't intrigued by the Squirrel Salad.

Tell me you aren’t intrigued by the Squirrel Salad.

Nothing a short course in MS Word can't sort out.

Nothing a short course in MS Word can’t sort out.

The place has recently been reincarnated as a restaurant and they've done a jolly good job.

The place has recently been reincarnated as a restaurant and they’ve done a jolly good job.

Prosperity flies the flag high!

Prosperity flies the flag high!

the big board ukraine

59 York Street
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW1 3LP
Tel: 0203 302 5495
http://www.prosperity-london.co.uk

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