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|Address:||Stratton Street, London W1J 8LB|
|Tel:||020 3589 4506|
|Price: £47.00||Wine: £18.50||Champagne: £56.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12.15-11pm (Fri-Sat -11.30pm) Sun 12N-4pm|
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It is all too easy to decry LB as having seen better days. Of course it has, but somehow that is not the point. People still pour in, not for the food (heaven help anyone who thinks that this is the epitomy of fine dining), but for the whole experience. Yes, the service is Wong Kei-esq and the food stuck in 1985, but the atmosphere still rocks and the dining room is somehow quaint and cool at the same time.
We started with the fabled spinach souffle with anchovy sauce. Why I don't know; maybe because it is so feted (or rather was, in days gone by). Souffle is supposed to be light, fluffy and airy, not solid. The anchovy sauce was very pleasant, but served merely to mask the blandness of the egg creation.
A main course of lambs kidneys was more like it, perked up with some serious english mustard. The wines are a good selection of reasonably priced bottles, with a fair few by the glass. The coffee is fine too, but the bill leaves you thinking how the hell did that happen? And why?
Would I go again? Of course. If somebody else was paying, I wasn't hungry and somebody more famous than the latest girl to take their top off on BB was there.