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Le Caprice

This evening a couple of friends and I visited Le Caprice with the intention of having an evening of fine food, drink and conversation.

We arrived at the restauarant at 7:30 and within two minutes of sitting down were asked for our wine choice.

For starters I had the beetroot and duck broth with horseradish dumplings which was a culinary delight, for main course I chose the haddock with minted peas which for a restauarnt of this reputation showed little inventive flair, and finished with the butterscoth and clotted cream ice cream which was a dish that could have been expected within a Harvester.

Coffee and port was served efficiently, but as we were half way thorugh we were informed that the next sitting was waiting in the bar area.

This was just before 9pm and it shed some significant light on why the service had been so swift.

A restaurant of this repute should treat its guests with the appropriate level of serviced befitting of the expensive nature of the bill, and an hour and a half for three courses, coffee and port is far from ideal.

The restaurant overall lacked atmosphere as the bar was packed with people waiting for seats.

My advice to any potential diners would be to book a table at Smiths of Smithfields. The service, food and ambience is phenomenal and you are given the appropriate time to enjoy your meal rather than feeling like you are dining at a fast food restaurant.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 5 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 5

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