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|Address:||11 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AD|
|Tel:||020 3544 1643|
|Price: £62.00||Wine: £23.00||Champagne: £60.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-2pm 6.30-10pm|
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I went for lunch here with a friend as we both work about 5 minutes walk away and was really pleased to have made a good choice in an area that’s a bit short of anything decent.
The 3 course set lunch is absurdly good value at just under £30; even adding water, a glass of wine each and service you’ll only pay around £40 per head which is a total bargain for what is perfectly good food and excellent service in nice surroundings.
After bread and an amuse bouche we both started with cured sea trout, cucumber, horseradish and warm rye bread – portions are small but that’s not really a problem at lunchtime and the trout was wonderfully firm and tasted great. Followed by pan fried bream with ceps and parsnips – excellent flavours and really well presented. I then had stem ginger panacotta with rhubarb – felt slightly like nursery food, but a great set of flavours that worked well together and wine by the glass is very reasonably priced at £7 for a glass of sancerre.
As for booking absolutely no problem, though I do wish they’d offer an online option, but the staff were polite and helpful and phoned back a couple of days before to confirm.
Service is very efficient and polite with none of the usual mess ups you seem to get in so many London restaurants – you can do 3 courses, pay and be back outside in 90 minutes, which is ideal for lunchtime when you’ve got work afterwards.
Atmosphere was a bit muted, but Monday lunchtime at 12noon is never going to be buzzing so not sure that was a surprise. I can’t personally say it reminded me of a 2 star northern seaside hotel in the off season, but that might be as I’ve never been to one; rather it was a touch impersonal, like a hotel restaurant in somewhere perfectly decent but not exceptional, they could probably make a bit more of it.
Would I return – definitely, its such good value and with a regularly changing menu it’s a fine option for lunch, though I suspect it might not be the best venue for a fun evening out.