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In one word, awesome ;-)
Two of us went for a birthday celebration on a Thursday evening. It's in a lovely location and the dining room is pitched just right - not too grand, not too cosy. It's a shame it was winter as you can see the view of the gardens and river would be beautiful.
But this is all peripheral...what about the main event - the food!
We had the very reasonably priced tasting menu (£60). Without sounding like a bore, I've had quite a few tasting menus over the years and visited quite a few Michelin starred restaurants. This was one of the most inventive and refreshingly novel ones that I've sampled. Contrary to other reviews, I would say portion size was spot on. I was pretty much at bursting point by coffee. Highlights? Frankly, it is difficult to pick anything that wasn't a highlight...
On top of that, service was fantastic - attentive and friendly, but not over powering.
I can't recommend it highly enough and intend to return next summer so we can take advantage of the view as well.
P.S. I heard from a waiter that they've lost their Michelin star. I really would ignore that - it must have been a very bad night!
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Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Friday, November 04, 2011