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|Address:||The Halkin, 5 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DJ|
|Tel:||020 7333 1234|
|Price: £79.00||Wine: £35.00||Champagne: £70.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sat 12N-2pm (Sat 12.30pm- ) Mon-Sun 6.30-10pm|
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
There was a mix up with my Ledbury booking so this was suggested to me as a viable alternative. I remembered reading the fanfare of press about it pre-launch and thought it would be a good alternative for my client dinner. I should have been sceptical as I managed to get a table for 7 with a weeks’ notice. Post booking, I read the rather scathing reviews which I generally dismiss as they are critiqued at launch before the initial teething problems are ironed out.
We all chose the tasting menu of 7 courses, excluding canapés. At £105 a head this is the same price as The Ledbury, which I adore, and by contrast has 2 Michelin stars, so in this price bracket I was expecting a lot. I should caveat my last statement by saying we had the tasting menu with wine which, at £145, is cheaper than the £175 at The Ledbury but the food is the same price so I will compare apples with apples.
Nothing could really be faulted for being badly cooked, over or under seasoned, cold or so on, but similarly nothing in the 7 courses had any kind of wow factor – this includes their signature “Egg to Chicken” dish.
In conclusion, fair, but for the price go elsewhere.