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|Address:||43 Upper Brook Street, London W1K 7QR|
|Tel:||020 7499 1826|
|Price: £98.00||Wine: £22.00||Champagne: £52.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-2pm Mon-Sat 6.30-11pm|
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We went last night (having booked in September) with great trepidation having read a poor review.
We went for my birthday and had the tasting menu (8 courses) with matching wine. It was fabulous. The food was just amazing but the whole atmosphere and service lived up to the hype. Michele Roux worked his way around the tables which must be such a hard and tedious thing to do but it was seriously appreciated. You could tell that he really just wanted to get back into the kitchen! The whole experience was of a traditional, classic, top class restaurant. They were generous with the wines and the timing between courses was perfect as the gaps between the courses got longer as the evening went on giving you a better chance to digest. I have never had this before but it worked very well.
I had seen comments in other reviews about the service but I thought it was wonderful. They were constantly checking the table, topping up water and removing empty glasses but we were not interrupted once. However, when you wanted to talk to them they were very chatty and informed.
For me, it was somewhere that I have wanted to go for a very long time and funnily enough the really bad review heightened the experience. My only question, to myself, is that Le Gavroche is twice the price of my favourite London restaurant but was it twice the experience? Probably not but it was still an amazing evening