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|Address:||50a Berkeley Street, London W1J 8HA|
|Tel:||020 7399 4330|
|Price: £94.00||Wine: £55.00||Champagne: £80.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-12M (2am)|
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I must have been one of the happy few who hadn't heard about this place and when my friend suggested we met there I thought why not. I should have checked some reviews beforehand. I arrived early and the staff nicely settled me at the bar where I ordered a vodka. I quickly felt slightly underdressed. A simple black dress was simply a little too simple for the floor length gown (yes really) sported by some of the woman wandering around.
My friend arrived and he left our coats at the cloakroom with the attendant asking us in a not-so-welcoming-tone if we had a booking. Maybe it was to put us in Russian mood, despite having picked the Italian side of the restaurant.
The room downstairs felt rather large and noisy (not buzzy). We ordered, twice. The waiter managed to switch our starters after asking what I wanted. I wanted the fish, he gave me the meat. We laughed it off. The wine we picked unknown to us both wasn't cheap and wasn't that good. The food was hearty, the portions were MASSIVE and the price above average.
I think this is a case of it's not you, it's me, I don't like you Novikov, you're too bling no substance for me.