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|Address:||28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 7EH|
|Tel:||020 7499 9943|
|Price: £68.00||Wine: £27.00||Champagne: £79.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri, Sun 12N-2.45pm (Sun -3.45pm) Mon-Sun 6-10.30pm (Sun -9.15pm)|
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I was very much looking forward to my visit to Richard Corrigan's Mayfair restaurant, I have always enjoyed watching him on TV and was looking forward to trying some of his creations myself. I have to say the evening was a bit of a mixed bag. My starter of Lobster Ravioli was delicious, the pasta was only just cooked, so a little floury at the edges, but the flavours were lovely and well balanced. Unfortunately, our hot starters were served but we had to wait some considerable time before the green salad ordered by one of our group was delivered, which did mean our meals had cooled a little too much.
For main course, I had John Dory which was a miniscule portion and sadly of the 3 John Dorys on the table all were over cooked and subsequently pretty dry and tasteless. Maybe the chef should try serving bigger fillets which need less precision cooking. Overall rather disappointing at £26 per plate!
The service was not as good as I would have expected, there are a lot of staff in the restaurant, you hardly saw the same face twice. Unfortunately they were not particularly attentive, we had the incident of the delayed starter, then I had to stand to make sure I got the bill. This was followed by one of the waiters then wandering off with my credit card for a few minutes until the Maitre’d tracked him down and rescued it so we could pay.
Overall, there were some highlights, the fish soup was reported to be delicious and the red mullet is to be recommended, but in a restaurant where there is a very limited number of wines on the menu under £50, it makes for a very expensive night. At these sort of prices I would have been hoped that the fish at least would be impeccably cooked.
There are so many lovely restaurants in London and in this price bracket there are many sensational ones, with that knowledge it is hard to recommend Corrigans.