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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- )|
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
A birthday lunch, so high expectations. Before we get to the food, drink and service its worth commeting on something that bizarrely seems to have been overlooked by all the reviews I have read not just on this excellent web site but on any other web site or magazine, the room: it's possibly the dullest room I have ever eaten including my time at King Edward V1 Upper School. It lacks warmth, personality, features and last Friday lunch time at least, people. Not sure what they can do about it except move. The food, was very good although the portions are very small even by fine dining standards. No seasoning is provided but actually none of us felt any was required. The menu is beautifully balanced in terms of meat and fish and the flavour combinations on your plate are incredible. The cheese plate was extremely disappointing both in terms of what was offered and how much. The service was ok, personally I don't need to be reminded by the waiter what I ordered even if the time that has elpased between ordering the food and it arriving, has been long enough for one of the guests to go outside and have a ciggie. The wine list is French dominated, we ordered an Albarino which they had run out of and the replacement was French.
The whole experience made me realise that for me at least a good dining experience is as much the environment you are in as the food and drink you have. I won't be going back.