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|Address:||55 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5RB|
|Tel:||020 3589 2087|
|Price: £66.00||Wine: £25.00||Champagne: £58.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3pm) 6.30-10pm (Fri-Sat -10.30pm)|
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As the August weather was not exactly conducive to a pre-theatre picnic in Regent's Park (Midsummer Night's Dream meets Big Fat Gypsy Wedding…hmmmmm) a decision was made to take advantage of the current Evening Standard offer (3-courses, glass of fizz, £30) at Orrery instead. Whilst the staff did their utmost to accommodate our tight timeframe, we were on a bit of a hiding to nothing and I certainly would not put Orrery on my pre-theatre supper listing. This is food that even on an offer, needs to be savoured and not rushed and it was close to sacrilige to wolf it down in just over an hour.
Our group of 6 pretty much got through all nine choices on the menu – I can't say I had any particular plate envy; my asparagus veolute and poached seabass were spot on. If I have any criticism it would be the apparent lack of knowledge of the waiter serving the cheeseboard; this may have been just due to command of English but even so, I would expect more than, blue, hard, goat and brie as an explanation on what was quite a large selection.
That said, the staff really made our evening, even packing up takeaway boxes of chocolate truffles for us as we did not have time for coffee. Be very surprised if they do not see some of us back there for a non-rushed meal in the not too distant future.