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|Address:||8 Lancashire Court, London W1S 1EY|
|Tel:||020 7659 1500|
|Price: £52.00||Wine: £19.95||Champagne: £62.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -8pm)|
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Hush is in a fantastic location, tucked in a courtyard off Bond Street, far from the madding tourist crowds. Unfortunately it rather trades off this. It's beautifully done inside being light and airy, but formal and elegant, with a mix of tables and low-backed booths and therefore suits anything from a light weekend lunch with a girlfriend to a completion dinner with colleagues. But nothing else quite matches up to the expectation the location and look engender. Service is, as commented on, patchy. When I queried whether the menu had changed significantly in the last year or so (since I was last in) I caught the waitress actually rolling her eyes as she turned away. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and when we ordered I smiled deliberately and she smiled back with what seemed genuine warmth and gave a helpful wine recommendation. I struggled with the menu as it seems to be heavy meats or boring fish (and all over-priced at average £18-£25) and nothing very light lunch-y. In the end I had a main course sized tuna salad, which had lovely sashimi-type slices under a thickish lettuce layer. But it isn't £19.50 worth really. So dessert was a necessity. It looked like being the highlight with modern takes on old classics but my white chocolate and early grey creme brulee didn't work as well as it should have (bit too bitter on top, too cloying underneath). The one plus point is that you can have pretty much any wine on the list by the glass. All in all a bit of an overpriced disappointment. There are better places to spend your £45, better brasseries, better chefs, even if you have to brave the hordes to find them.