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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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This is a well executed fine dining establishment, but lacks wow factor. The decor is refined but quite plain, service generally good, but with a few flaws, such as never topping up the water, possibly because it was from the tap. The individuals were lovely though and apart from this minor gripe and a generally slow pace we were well looked after.
Presentation is what they excel at and all dishes looked great, particularly my Carpaccio of Pollock. Desserts were also strong, with my warm chocolate fondant excellent and topped by a rather powerful basil ice cream. It was interesting and novel, but perhaps too much. My wife’s artichoke flavoured dessert was even weirder but she enjoyed it.
The pre-dessert of chestnut foam, celeriac gel and apple was the best dish of the night. Absolutely delicious.
I do feel quite strongly that at this price point the tales should be farther apart along the one wall with a banquette. I was glad the people next to me didn’t speak English, but the atmosphere was changed as soon as they plonked down beside us.
All in all, foodies should check it out, but I won’t be becoming a regular and there are other places at similar prices that deliver so much more.
PS – I didn't think anything was salty so I suspect the other reviewer was just unlucky.