All reader reviews by Peebee
Ringing up on a Monday evening to see if they had a table for lunch on Tuesday I expected to be told no...but was pleased to be offered a table at the time I preferred. Lunch stood up to anything I have eaten at Gordon Ramsay's restaurants, and the service was attentive without being obsequious. I ate baked foie gras that was so lightly cooked as to melt in the mouth instantly, followed by venison as tender as I have ever tasted it (and very very pink - so if you like it cooked you need to mention that to the waiter!). For pudding I tried the carrot cake, which was incredibly light and delicious. A series of amuse-bouches and a pre-dessert completed the meal, which I couldn't fault in one detail, and wouldn't wish to. Michelin stars well deserved in my opinion and I look forward to going back soon.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
I had lunch here last week and was reasonably satisfied, though not bowled over. The tables are exceptionally close together - you don't even have to lean over to talk to your neighbours, and you can't walk between the tables. The food itself was really nice, though not, I thought, exceptional. A few faux pas that I consider unacceptable in this level of restaurant - my friend ordered a double espresso but was served a single, and I was served tea in a chipped cup - both mistakes were rectified once pointed out, but I do feel this shouldn't happen when you're paying over £80 per head. Fantastic views of London, and otherwise good service, but we did feel a bit rushed as we had to be out after 2 hours. I would go there again, but not at such a busy time of year.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 5
Oh wow! One of the most sublime eating experiences ever had. The staff were charming and attentive without being obsequious, the food was cooked and presented to perfection - and the portions were larger than I would expect at this kind of restaurant. Not a place for a romantic tete-a-tete as the tables are very close together, but certainly a good place for a special meal. I am already looking forward to the next occasion that warrants a booking here as I loved it!
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 8
Oh wow! I lunch out a lot at a variety of different restaurants, and I just love this. Food was outstanding, service unbeatable. I'm looking forward to my next visit already.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Food 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 7
I'm very fond of this place, and particularly like the booths as it's quieter. The only problem with being in a booth is the waiters tend to forget you and so service can become tiresomely slow. The food though is exquisite, beautifully cooked and presented, and if you are not in a hurry then I can't think of many other places that could beat this one. Bit on the pricey side, so save it for special occasions.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Food 9 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 6