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|Address:||1 Upper James Street, London W1F 9DF|
|Tel:||020 3145 1000|
|Price: £60.00||Wine: £26.50||Champagne: £66.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 6-11pm Sat 5.30-10pm|
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We booked a table for 6 in the morning for the evening, on a Saturday night and frankly, the 10pm service worked for us. On arrival (we were merry and happy) we were greeted by one gentleman and his ipad (it may be sleek-er but I do miss the old diary that restaurants used to have) and promptly led to our table.
Surprise, there wasn't any vodka available, don't you think this is a little peculiar for a Russian restaurant ? Actually, I am wrong, a shot of vodka was offered with an order of caviar but this shot just wasn't available on its own (nor was it in a bottle) !
We went for cocktails with our meal and my oysters were tasty and plump but the shallot vinegar was a tad tasteless.
My main of Sole paupiette was lovely and delicate but (just to be difficult), I was a bit disappointed (ok, disappointed may be too strong a word) that the only greens available on the menu was either boiled spinach or salad. I was expecting something like asparagus, broccoli, French beans…
Alltogeter, the food was adequate for the price.
We may have overstayed our welcome a little as the waitress brought the bill before we asked and the light came up. It felt a little like staying until a bar closing time, well, in a nicer setting and without the vodka..-