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|Address:||135 Portland Road, London W11 4LW|
|Tel:||020 7229 8331|
|Price: £52.00||Wine: £22.00||Champagne: £47.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 10am-11pm|
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I don't often venture into west London but I have heard of Julie's and was intrigued to see what it would be like when I got taken there last night. There's little doubt that the ‘themed’ rooms add to the atmosphere; we ate in the banqueting room, which was great for a large party. I cannot fault the service which was swift and attentive but the food was a little disappointing, especially when paying £40 for three courses. The asparagus starter was cooked perfectly but the plate did look a little sad with only three spears on it! Others around the table had the pate and the soup, both of which were a little more generous. For the main, there were lots of good comments about the steak but the sea bass was miniscule and overcooked. There were plenty of fresh vegetables on the side as well as new potatoes and fat chips; in fact, the latter far more enjoyable than anything else! Desserts were also a mixed bunch; the sorbet of pomegranate, vanilla and blood orange was far too acidic, the sharpness overriding any of the flavours while the creme brulee was apparently quite good.
The meal was enjoyable but you are paying over the odds at Julie's, thanks to its location as well as the restaurant's setting. You can get much better food at a much better price elsewhere in London.