All reader reviews by Nicolas
A friend of mine took me to L'Oranger yesterday and we had a great meal.
The service was attentive and the Menu hard to chose as each dishes there was so tempting.
The products used are of high quality and the cooking is superb. I cannot understand why this restaurant is not listed with One Michelin Star. They have added a few in the past few years which are far behind L'Oranger.
The Foie Gras was melting, the chicken so tender and moist. We enjoyed the Religieuse with Citrus.
In all a great meal. I have to take my wife there one day.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 8
I have been a fan of Pierre Koffmann's cooking since his early days at La Tante Claire. So when I heard that he will open again his own with Eric Garnier helming the Front of the House it could only be a winning formula.
We went the other night with my wife to sample his "terroire" cooking.
The décor is missing a "je ne sais quoi". but it must be difficult to make such an awkward basement a nice looking place.
The staff were nice and welcoming but did not advise us on two main points (dishes that were no longer in the menu (We wanted to share the Sea Brim)
and that the famous Souffle takes 20 minutes to cook and could be ordered while taking the main course's order. Beside this points, the service was to the high standard set by Eric Garnier.
As the food is concerned, my scallops in black ink had a taste of "not enough".(it seems the portion was too small for such a great dish).
I also took the "Tete de Veau" which is so difficult to find these days as I already had the Pied de Cochon (when Pierre Koffmann was cooking on the roof the Selfridges).
I waited the 25 minutes it took to bake the Soufflé, but i did not regret any second of it.
Welcome back Pierre and Eric a great asset to London eating.
Friday, August 06, 2010
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 8