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|Address:||29 Maddox Street, London W1S 2PA|
|Tel:||020 3544 0784|
|Price: £86.00||Wine: £26.00||Champagne: £80.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-2.15pm Tues-Sat 6.30-11pm (Fri-Sat 6pm- )|
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If goldilocks was looking for a night of inventive haute cuisine at its finest, complete with graceful service and a great wine list, this place would be not too hot and not too cold but just right. I had the pleasure of finally sampling this two starred michelin success on a celebratory night out with my fiance and arrived at one of the earlier evening sittings.
At first the dining room was reminiscent of a revamped library sans age old books, but it didn't take long for the tables to start filling up fast, which brought to life the intense coffee and beige interiors. Tables are economically yet spaciously arranged allowing for diners to breathe a little and service is swift, elegant and very french – although not to the point you feel stupid for asking them to repeat themselves – and if you did (as I did) you certainly would not be treated like a mentally challenged adult for the night.
Now on to the food..mmmm..the food. We opted for a four course menu on their bespoke night,which is unusual of me, as a virgo I don't like surprises but decided to live on the wild side for the night and boy did it pay off. £65 buys you four courses of lip smacking eye candy on a plate, that tastes just as good as it looks. Innovation and experimentation blended beautifully with classical french cooking earns Mr Bosi mucho brownie points. Dishes like the ravioli with sping onions and broad beans, succulently cooked black bream with morelles, oak smoked asparagus and a rich gooey chocolate number all hit the spot and the vegetarian mains are just as good.
To top it off, a comical yet tasty amuse bouche with pineapple jelly balls (reminiscent of a certain Mr Bluementhal but probably without all that molecular nonsense) and a pre dessert palette cleanser all add to an experience that leaves you content, excited and nicely stuffed. One to enjoy when your looking for a meal to remind you that good food does exist in London (just don't gawk at or choke over the bill).