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|Address:||49 Lexington Street, London W1F 9AP|
|Tel:||020 7494 0514|
|Price: £42.00||Wine: £15.50||Champagne: £36.95|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12.30-3.30pm 6.30-10.30pm (Mon-Tues -10pm Sun -8pm)|
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Aurora – Lexington St, Soho, London
Sadly somewhere which was a good find for interesting modern cuisine, has lost its way.
Having dined there 5-6 times over the past year, I felt I had found a reliable and welcome place to dine with friends.
After tonights dinner I will not bother.
Firstly the woman who seated us at our table seemed obsessed with trying to drag any posessions from us, which was delivered in a rather annoying tone. When questioned over the zealous tact scorn was directed at my friend and I.
The starters came which were partially refrigirated and partly tepid in temperature, mine claimed to have Chorizo as part of its ingredients which I believe has flavour but not in this dish, instead a bland slither of coloured plastic with overly chilled beetroot, rocket & such a whisper of pear that was nearly undetected.
Main course Squid with Chilli Polenta and more ice cold rocket, sadly even more disappointing as the squid looked like it had been shown the heat for a few seconds and tasted barely above room temperature, which made me concerned and so I left it (as this can cause gastric problems) the chilli seemed to have gotten into everything rather than just in the polenta.
Our waiter did not bother to ask how the meal was at any point even when clearing the plates. However they did manage to add a large service charge to the bill-interesting that!
I like to recommend good places to eat and sadly I think Aurora is just not good in lots of ways.
Ideally I would like to direct my displeasure to the owner of Aurora interestingly their website has no email address to send such a message which I find rather telling.
My recommendation:- Spend your money elsewhere!