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
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9

OXO Tower Restaurant

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
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 5

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 8

Sketch Lecture Room & Library

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
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 7

Le Cercle

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
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 9 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 6

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