All reader reviews by Rob
Being a frequent flier, I had heard of Rasoi Vineet Bhatia from the dishes he had created for British Airways (I think its called the BA culinary council). I liked them, and always told my wife about them, so two months ago, as a birthday present, she booked a table. About a week before we went whe said "I guess we should read some reviews". Oh no! There was this litany of poor reviews, compaints about rubbery scallops, the fish pie was horrible, this was wrong, that was wrong. We were dismayed. Should we cancel? We didnt, and thank goodness. Last night we visited RVB. I eat out all over the world and I can tell you it was a meal I will remember for a long time. The food was delicate, innovative, and faultlessly prepared. The scallops parted on the knife like they were butter. The Seafood biryani pie was stunning. The service was unobtrusive, prompt, not rushed, and certainly not patronising. The sommelier was fun and well informed: he'll tell you as much as he feels you want to know, and if you are interested, he'll go for it. If your'e not - he'll just pour. I thought it was great. Yes, its expensive. But it's London for goodness sake. We will go back. When we can afford it.
Rob & Rebecca Cox
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 8