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|Address:||68 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HP|
|Tel:||020 3589 1683|
|Price: £127.00||Wine: £28.00||Champagne: £56.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-2.30pm 6.30-11pm|
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
I have never had such great service and yet enjoyed it so little. There are almost as many staff as diners here, and they do what they have to to get their stars. But it is all so insincere – words such as obsequious and fawning spring to mind. It would have been great to just once feel as though you were getting a little bit of someone's own personality, but personality seems to have been banned.
The food is fine, it is good cooking no doubt, but compared to many other places in London it lacks ambition, inventiveness and originality. And if I have another novelty mini ice-cream cone … For the price the portion sizes (on the a la carte) were disappointing, bordering on unacceptable. I don't know how this place maintains three stars – I've definitely had food cooked as well but with more excitement, passion and flavour at many one-starred places – it seems to be much easier to keep the stars once you have them than to get them in the first place.
The whole thing needs shaking up, and GR's undoubted talents need to be focused on making one of his restaurants truly special again.