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|Address:||St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, Euston Road, London NW1 2AR|
|Tel:||020 3589 2670|
|Price: £53.00||Wine: £25.00||Champagne: £72.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 5.30-11pm Sat-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10pm)|
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I like the experience of going to new restaurants and forming an opinion of them before others have tried them. I booked “The Gilbert Scott” on the day the booking line was open as I did not want to have to wait too long to experience this restaurant. The restaurant embodies what my guest called “Steam Gothic”(Gothic with a modern interpretation ) restaurant décor.
I was shown with my guest to table one, we decided that this was not a suitable table as it was located next to the bar entrance and patisserie. We checked if there was another table for two available and were duly moved to a more central table which was better located and afforded a better view of the room in which we were dining.
It is to be noted that there is a very affordable early supper menu served before 6.30 and would be ideal before travelling on Eurostar.
We were advised that the Suffolk stew and the lobster were not available as they had had a very busy afternoon. This still left a good selection of food to choose from to start my guest had the Yorkshire fish cake which was tasty, crisp on the outside but, unfortunately not even warm in the centre and I had the crab salad which was served with pear and hazelnut; it was flavoursome and there was a generous portion of crab. When our comments about the fishcake were offered to the waitress she informed us they would be passed on to the chef.
For the ‘main event’ we chose the Dorset jugged steak and the Kentish pigeon in the pot. The Dorset jugged steak was very tasty and hearty with miniature dumplings and port and redcurrant jelly. We both agreed it was a good dish. The same could not be said of the pigeon which was served in an impractical bowl , which may have worked if the pigeon was not so sinuous, rubbery and difficult to cut, the thin sauce in which the pigeon was served seemed at odds with the dish it did not enhance or embellish the dish but was merely there. I actually gave up eating it and decided that it was the most uninspired pigeon dish that I had eaten. I was asked if it was ok and I said that it was not, the waitress said that she would pass the comments onto the chef.
The sommelier was helpful and suggested the glasses of white wine to be served with the first courses, when we asked about the second course our waitress suggested two wines which we agreed to, the Sommelier brought the wine to us and suggested that as I liked a more full bodied the wine the wines suggested to me may not be appropriate and waited for me to try it and decide if I liked it – I did not and he was very happy to change it.
We did not have desserts, the enjoyment of the evening was dulled by the lack lustre pigeon, despite the several assurances on the presentation of the bill that our comments were passed on the chef. When we left the greeter asked if we enjoyed the meal and we gave an honest response he really did not know how to respond.
It is worth paying a visit to see the beautiful and sympathetic restoration of the space