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The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay

My wife and I had been waiting in anticipation for the chance to try some food in the Narrow since it was announced last year that it had new ownership. In a way it has been worth the wait as there is a shortage of places to eat for the Narrow Street residents. Some friends had booked a table at 10pm, it was booked out untill then as it is still early days and I presume everyone is trying it out. When the time came our table wasn't ready so we had to wait, quite an annoying start. The menu for my liking is quite restrictive, seemingly biased towards fish lovers, which I am afraid isn't really my thing. I chose the only two dishes that I could bare to eat, welsh rabbit on toast to start and monkfish for the main. The welsh rabbit toast was pretty hard so I gave up trying to cut through it, but as cheese on toast goes, this wasn't bad. The monkfish came with chips and marrow peas. The batter on the fish looked nice and golden but was quite hard at the base, the chips were over fried with dark brown veins on them but the marrow peas were nice, I had not had semi-mushy peas before. The comments from everyone were generally positive about the food, but everyone was expecting something more. The salt beef was nice to try but not something that any of us would order again, the lamb steak was good but we felt it didn't go with the anchovy butter and it looked a bit loney on the plate. The lemon sole and shrimps was a safe bet for my seafood loving wife! Personally there is nothing else on the menu that will entice me back as although the choice in Narrow Street is limited, it is not that limited.

Saturday, April 21, 2007
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 6 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 5

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