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|Address:||14 Blenheim Crescent, London W11 1NN|
|Tel:||020 7229 5454|
|Price: £50.00||Wine: £20.50||Champagne: £48.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 6-11pm Sat-Sun 11am-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)|
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The food at E&O has always been pretty good, even though it misses a certain edge. It doesn't serve the most outstanding asian fusion food in London and the menu certainly isn't the most groundbreaking, but not many restaurant can do sexy-dining-room as well as they can, even if their most popular dishes are ever so slightly more delicious somewhere else. Last weekend was no exception. We arrived for saturday dinner to a buzzy bar and a street filled with beautiful people.
Nobody rushed us to get to our table (reservation 9.30) so we had a drink first. Once we were seated, service was friendly and professional. Everything we ordered was nice, but nothing was crazy-delicious – typical of E&O. The seabass sashimi with truffle dressing and yuzu, was too light on both the truffle and the yuzu. Black cod was of course very good, but then I found the tempura a little oily. The pumpkin and shiitake vietnamese lettuce parcels (choi bau) were lovely and fresh but too disparate: too much pumpkin v too little shiitake. We found the Pad Thai a little too sweet and in need of more spring onions. Finally the wagyu beef tataki was delicious as were the asian greens in garlic we ordered to go with it.
Overall you do leave E&O satisfied and full and with a feeling that, that night, you have dined at a cool place, so I will continue to go back there as I have done in the past, mainly for their nonchalant ambience.