Food Review: OHM
The last time I visited OHM was for the venue’s busy opening night, where due to the large number of people packed inside the West One venue it was difficult to get a good look at the place. A much quieter midweek evening allowed us to appreciate just how suave the place looks, with an elegant, industrial-chic style interior providing a distinctly different feel to its previous incarnation as The Hop.
A spacious feel and seating available for large or small groups (not to mention a daily happy hour between 4-10pm) makes it the perfect shout for post-work chills, and a good number of people were to be seen enjoying the chilled ambience while unwinding with cocktails and nibbles as we were shown to our table.
The menu is effectively a selection of crowd-pleasers, but with a few bespoke twists thrown in. Think along the lines of posh street food for the more discerning burger and pizza fans out there. I’d heard good things in particular about their secret recipe chicken wings, so we kicked off by ordering the chicken sharer platter. The cocktail menu also offers their own reinventions of the classics; I went for the Re-fashioned, while my partner ordered a Rum Cosmo.
The platter was a real sight for hungry eyes – a mouth-watering stack of chicken wings, mozzarella sticks and southern fried chicken pieces accompanied by a trio of dips. The wings were amongst the tastiest I’ve ever had, encased in a stupendously tasty and crispy batter. The tender chicken strips and gooey mozzarella sticks were equally moreish and didn’t stick around for too long.
For mains my mind was made up on the bacon cheeseburger when I saw one leaving the kitchen in all its glory. My partner chose the Slice of Italy pizza, a 12” melted feast of mozzarella, hand-torn prosciutto, mushrooms and peppers. Both arrived in good time – and boy, did they look inviting. My burger was a thing of beauty: stacked with bacon, oozing with melted cheddar and it didn’t fall apart when I picked it up and squeezed. Test passed. Anything but greasy, the beef was obviously of good quality and it was everything a great burger should be – tasty, fun and just a little bit filthy. We were impressed with the pizza too, offering a far tastier experience that what its appearance suggested. It can be hard to get too excited by a pizza I suppose, but the supremely cheesy, slightly spicy flavours meant that my partner wasn’t too envious of my order.
The dessert menus arrived, but frankly we’d overindulged and ordered two espressos instead. When in OHM though, eh?
Serving up great cocktails and sumptuous guilty pleasures with their own sophisticated twist, OHM is all about letting your hair down and indulging. And who doesn’t need that from time to time?
Unit 14, West One, 12 Fitzwilliam St, S1 4JB
0114 213 8080