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|Address:||79 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HN|
|Tel:||020 3589 1686|
|Price: £45.00||Wine: £23.00||Champagne: £53.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-3pm, 5pm-11pm, Sat 12N-11pm, Sun 12N-10pm|
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Foxtrot Oscar Review
GORDON RAMSEY, the British celebrity chef renounced for losing his cool on programs Hells Kitchen, The F Word and Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, now owns 15 restaurants in the UK and overseas. He holds an OBE and has been awarded a total of 12 Michelin Stars and in 2001 became one of only three chefs in the UK to hold three Michelin stars at one time.
I had the pleasure of visiting one of his empires recently and had a fantastic dining experience. It seems fitting that Ramsey’s restaurant is called Foxtrot Oscar, the name being a politer version of f*** off! It was opened in 1980 and Ramsey took it on back in 1998.
Foxtrot Oscar, a bistro in the heart of Chelsea provides mouth watering food in a friendly and relaxed environment. It is a 10 minute walk from Sloan Square tube and there are
plenty of car parks within walking distance.
We were shown to our seats by very welcoming and attentive staff and the smells of glorious home cooked food hit me.
The restaurant has two floors and we were sat on the top one which is tiny, giving it a cosy, homely and intimate feel. The décor of burgundy walls add to the unique charm and character of the restaurant.
We studied the menus and were spoiled for choice, so to help us decide we ordered a bottle of rose, Chateau Haut Rian and soaked up the candle lit, intimate ambience.
To start with, I opted for pan fried pigeon with beetroot carpaccio which was tender and glorious. I also sampled my husband’s duck terrine with apricot chutney and toast which was bursting with strong and vibrate flavours.
For my main course, I opted for beer-braised Dedham Vale shoulder of beef, with anise carrot puree. It was beautiful, cooked to perfection.
My husband ate game pie which was so good that he wasn’t too keen to share any (and when I tasted it, I saw why!)
We ordered side dishes of green beans, honey roasted parsnips and roasted squash with chilli.
I made room for some pudding of oven baked pear soaked in red wine and ice cream which was lovely.
What I really loved is that it’s good old fashioned British food that your Grandma would have cooked, without the OTT factor which is what makes it so special.
It’s fair sized portions and very reasonably priced. An average 3 course meal would be around £45 p/h so don’t be put thinking it’s a Ramsey restaurant it will be expensive, because this isn’t the case.
I recommend Foxtrot Oscar for all occasions and look forward to working my way down the Gordon Ramsey list of empires.
I would like to thank the restaurant manager Eihab Ali Gabe and all his staff for their wonderful service and full compliments to the head chef Ian Ellis and the all his team.
Foxtrot Oscar: 79, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London. SW3 4HN
For reservations call: 020 7352 4448