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|Address:||140 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BT|
|Tel:||020 3551 9844|
|Wine: £21.00||Champagne: £47.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-11pm|
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I think Sabrina's been too generous… I've lunched here twice recently (eg last week) and here's my lowdown. The ambiance is depressed by total absence of natural light – not a summer venue. The decor is fine, though, neither loud not too muted. The service is good, in that it's not evident, but not impressive either though dishes came when they were suppposed to and no mistakes were made. Last time, I had the burrata – I can't believe it was an Italian burrata because it was small, they only served half of it and it was tough and not the almost melt in your mouth, creamy, fresh cheese that distinhuishes burrata from similar cheeses. The previous time, I liked the duck rillettes though they were very rich. Bread was hearty and good. Last time I had the onglet steak – cheap cut which needs to be thinly sliced to help with the chewing. It was not good – tough even though not overcooked, and a very small portion. This time I had the baked cod over cous cous which was absolutely delightful, subtle, interesting flavour and texture. Shame there was only a mouthful on the plate. The wine list was a saving grace, though, with some decent wines at apparently very competitive prices. I like to bargain-spot and I am a fan of Priorat which is normally very expensive (just bought some from Enotria at £22 +/- per bottle, wholesale). This Priorat was on the menu for £26 and was a decent example of the style of wine from that area of Cataluna (sorry, no “til” available over the “n”). So, overall a good experience but one which could be vastly improved with little effort by just a bit more on the plate to complement was goes in the glass.