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|Address:||10-11 Lancashire Court, London W1S 1EY|
|Tel:||020 3641 1869|
|Price: £51.00||Wine: £29.00||Champagne: £70.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-3pm (Sun -5pm) Mon-Sat 6-11pm|
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I was drawn to Mews of Mayfair by the menu that sounded so promising; it was exactly what I was looking for after a frantic and stressful week. The restaurant is tucked away in a warren of Mews buzzing with crowded restaurants and bars. As I entered the restaurant I noticed how pleasing the decor was, all white and clean looking, with delicate little butterflies painted on the walls.
We ordered the house red, which tasted like it was far cheaper that the £20 that we were paying for it, however the bread rolls that they brought out were deliciously fresh. I ordered the ham hock and duck terrine as a starter.
After returning from the ornate bathroom, I noticed that the room was suddenly much darker, but could just about make out my starter was waiting for me on the table. Although the ham hock and duck terrine was good and accompanied by a delicious pear and apple chutney, it was hard to get the full enjoyment out of it, with staff beginning to rush around frantically, due to the fact that it was only the floor of the restaurant that was suffering from a power cut.
As a main I had ordered burger with Foie Gras, which arrived surprisingly quickly considering all the other tables had been told that there was a problem with their food and the waiting staff were not sure when it would be arriving.
The actual burger itself, tasted as a good home made burger should, but the first thing that I had noticed when it had arrived, was the bun. The bun looked exactly like the cheap kind that you would buy, when you suddenly realised that the one thing that had forgotten for the BBQ were the buns and quickly ran to the corner shop and bought the ones that had probably been sitting on the shelf for a couple of months. The Foie Gras had obviously been cooked in the same pan as the burger and disappointingly this over powered any taste that it might have previously possessed. The chips were the only thing that saved the meal from being a complete disaster, they were wonderfully crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
The overall impression that I got from Mews of Mayfair was that it promised something it just couldn't deliver, I would have been completely satisfied if I had popped to local pub for a meal and this was what I had been served, however I was not paying pub prices and therefore expected more. When I asked my friend what she thought of her food she turned to me and said; 'It was fine, but that's all I can say,' I believe that pretty much sums it up!