Sticky Fingers is located in Phillimore Gardens just off High Street Kensington, it is an American style restaurant owned by the one and only Bill Wyman from The Rolling Stones. See, it's got your attention already, good! More attention needed? Get a taste london card (2 week - 3 month free trials available) and you get 2 for 1 on everything but drinks Mon-Thurs. Well worth it, like me you will probably spend full price but have double the food!
A couple of side orders with the main meal, firstly onion rings (£2.95) which were standard, the flavour was nothing to be wowed by but at least they were chunky and full of onion and not just hollow batter. This came with sour cream. Secondly was the garlic bread (£2.45) which is where I have to say loses a point for me. This was like the cheapy scored baguettes with artificial garlic, however it's not something to make a big deal of, these are just snacks alongside the mains and they are cheap enough not to moan about. However they do rack up the bill so if your fussy about your rings and garlic bread then be careful.
Once everything was devoured, the nice waiter cleared our plates with amazement and complimented us with a 'you done well there boys'! A much needed laddish encouragement to soldier on to the desserts. We did wait a little bit just to digest, so whilst the guys ordered some Cokes I gave myself a metaphorical pat on the back with a Coke Float (£3.25).
As Coke Floats go, great stuff, lots of ice cream, lots of coke and a curvy almost seductive looking glass to tempt you into more greed.
Anyway, the campfire was really enjoyable, in the middle was a chocolate fondue dusted with icing sugar which was plentiful in chocolate and quite rich. Surrounding the campfire were three skewers of mixed pink and white marshmallows, three strawberrys and three Oreo cookies also dusted in icing sugar. This is pretty darn good for the price, a really filling dessert however I am not a lover of Oreo cookies (I can hear the booing already)! I was quite impressed with the concept and the design of it all, just a shame there were no pancakes because I was really desperate to try those.
In total the bill did come to £114.01 for three of us (£111.05 excl 12.5% service charge (£13.88), incl a Monday Madness saving of £10.92).
BUT....don't let that put you off because I ordered extra for the purpose of the blog, on average it's about £30.00 per head for a 3 course meal and a drink. Mr.C and Mr.D were just under the £30.00 mark but as I ordered extra food and drinks I had to cover the chunk of the service charge so mine was around £55.00.
But prices are really standard to that as everyother rib joint in town, but the quality is better! I can't stress enough the advantages of having a taste card either, 2 for 1 meals slashes the price considerably (although the 12.5% is charged for the total bill before the savings are taken off). We didn't have one this time so the prices reflect the Monday Madness promotional values.
I seriosuly recommend Sticky Fingers to everyone, the wings and ribs really excel over a number of other similar restaurants, the service is both efficient and friendly, plus you get 2 or 3 people waiting your table so the banter at each round is a delightful thing to have.
Lively atmosphere, the waitress nodded to us that the Kings of Leon were seated a few tables ahead of us, really good music (mostly Kings of Leon as they were there) plus a mix of old rock and of course a number of Rolling Stone classics.
Price is very reasonable considering the area, the quality of the food and in comparison to other American style restaurants. Even more so with a taste london card.
I will definatly be back, more often hopefully and I am on a mission to return to try the steak!
Thanks for some fantastic grub and an enjoyable evening, see you very soon!