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|Address:||The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU|
|Tel:||020 7222 2555|
|Price: £64.00||Wine: £28.00||Champagne: £56.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 7.30am-12M (Sat 12N- )|
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The Cinnamon Club is as excellent as i've heard – i went here for a birthday lunch on a Saturday and it was near empty. The decor is as you may expect from an old library! Very quiet, very old and probably in need of a bit of music – but the food…!
I started with mutton kebabs – perfectly seasoned and mouthwateringly so. My main was part of the set menu and was simply Old Delhi Chicken Thigh Curry and rice – we ordered sides of raitha and nan (nothing amazing). My sister started with crab risotto which she loved and only picked as crab was her favourite – it wasnt very ‘asian’ but she still gobbled in all up – her main was king prawns and rice. We finished with lemon and coriander cake and i had a variation on chocolate mousse and sorbets. The choices dont sound much but it's hard to convey how everything was just so well cooked and seasoned that even the simplest things tasted delicious. I didnt want my meal to end!!! This was GOOD FOOD and not a place where you felt really stuffed to a T – was ‘just right’.
Service was perfect and friendly – we didnt feel at all out of place, just very welcomed.
Overall the bill came to £90+ for three courses each and two cocktails but although it was a lot, it was much better value for money than the likes of Benares – it is excellent – you really leave feeling you have had a great experience. I'd be curious to see what its like when it's more busy and the atmosphere was a bit more heightened but in terms of a luxury lunch – this is the place to go. Recommended for taking family or just wanting to have a fabulous meal in very British surroundings!