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Square Meal Review of Aubergine at the Compleat Angler
Its famous Chelsea namesake is long gone, but this younger sibling soldiers on within the lush confines of the Compleat Angler in Buckinghamshire. The setting is gorgeous – an elegant room in a
pretty hotel by the banks of the Thames, with the river cascading over Marlow weir past leaded windows. The cooking is spot on, too – finely wrought and beautifully presented French food backed up
by a wonderful wine list, an enticing cheese trolley and smooth, seamless service. Recent hits have included a deeply satisfying starter of lobster tortellini with courgettes and a slick of lobster
butter sauce, and a dish of aged beef fillet and ox cheek – cooked to perfection and complemented by truffle and foie gras cromesquis, spinach purée and Madeira jus. After that, finish in classic
style with a textbook blueberry soufflé and banana ice cream.