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|Address:||6 Gutter Lane, London EC2V 8AS|
|Tel:||020 3641 1854|
|Price: £50.00||Wine: £18.75||Champagne: £50.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 7-11am 11.45am-3pm 6-10pm|
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As you approach the very square and sleek jet black building at the end of Gutter lane, you can't help but think what lies inside has got to be something special. After all, you have three attempts to enjoy the contents of the building with a ground floor brasserie, first floor main restuarant and top floor cocktail bar.
The occasion was a business lunch with a group of eight so impressions were important, including mine. Service started and ended with genuine smiles of chesire cat proportions from our waiter and his colleague who also pitched in and it's good to see good old upselling (especially the special of the day) being a golden rule here.
Food was remarkably well cooked and presented with a mix of authentic Italian influence and modern inspiration, which creates a rich synergy between both the architecture and food. The seabream tartare and array of fresh vegetables was a delightful starter and did an excellent job of wetting the appetite without quite over filling it. For the main I opted for the special of the day along with a fellow diner – cod with crushed potatoes and garlic parsley sauce, with some spinach thrown in for good measure. My initial worry was that the fillet though beautifully cooked, was slightly on the small side but after getting through a few tender and succulent morsels I realised it was just the right size (typical case of eyes being bigger than the stomach).
Though almost full to the brim it would have been a huge injustice to ignore the tempting dishes on the dessert menu – there is something for everyone here. My favourite, a light but perfectly formed passionfruit and apricot cheesecake. The perfect sweet ending to the meal. Seems an all rounder, perfect for power breakfasts, business lunches and relaxed dinners. A must see.