All reader reviews by Debs
This has got to be one of the best meals I have ever eaten in London and that includes eating at Gordon Ramsey, Tom Aitkens and The Fat Duck!! We were a little nervous about the American maitre'd after reading the comments on tis webs site from other diners but she could not have been more charming - gretting us warmly on arrival, chatting about the menu and stopping by our table occasionally to check that all was well. The atmoshpere - on a Saturday night - was busy and energetic without being too loud and the service throughout the whole evening was perfect. So, to the important bit, the food. My husband started with scollops on a bed of chickpea and aubergine. The scollops were cooked perfectly - creamy and light - and the accompaniments worked very well together. I chose the mushroom sformato - a cross between a souffle and a mousse - which tased superb - full of flavour yet light and creamy - possibly the best starter I've ever eaten . We both then chose the lamb shank pie, which had succuelnt pieces of fragrant lamb encased in a 'melt in the mouth' suet crust - truely inspirational. Not normally being dessert people we almost didn't bother with them but thank goodness we did! My blood orange tart was creamy and full of sweet orange flavour, my husband's rhubarb and passion fruit merangue was a triumph. My only slight complaint was the wine list - everything is Australian - and whilst that is not really a problem in itself I would have like a choice from other countries as well. Still, it didn' dampen our enthusiasm for this restaurant and we will most definitely be going back again soon.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10