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|Address:||10 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LA|
|Tel:||020 7730 6074|
|Price: £43.00||Wine: £18.00||Champagne: £49.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-11pm (Sat 9am- ) Sun 9am-10.30pm|
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My second time dining here and it’s a nice change from many of the overly precious establishments in the area, that are far more costly and whose food is of a lower standard.
The first floor dining room is relatively small, but has an almost clubbish rather than pubbish atmosphere being cosy leather chairs, dark wood, subdued lighting and stylish features. The downsides are that being small there is an element of sharing other diners noise (it was Christmas party season when we went so a few large, slightly roudy tables) and on the second time we went a slightly odd and rather too loud musical selection which could have been turned down or changed for something less awful.
Service is very good, the staff are all helpful, polite, efficient and let you get on with dinner without interfering every 2 seconds or treating you as though you were simpletons, but equally when you've finished you don't sit with an empty plate and you aren't asked to wait ages to get menus, drinks etc.
Food was good, though would have benefited from being just a bit hotter; in particular the sweet potato soup with crispy potato topping was warm rather than hot, but thick, tasty and something of a bargain. Main course was pistachio crusted rack of lamb – apparently it was going to be served pink but wasn't when it arrived, which wasn't a problem but why bother to ask if this is OK when ordering? Desert was fig tart with gingerbread ice cream – think tart tatin but with figs and you've got it, and very nice it was too!
Value for money – 3 people, 3 courses, 1 bottle of wine, 1 bottle of water and 1 glass of champagne plus service £165, which is fair enough.
Would I return for a third time? I will, not least as I wanted everything on the dessert menu. Should you go – yes, simple as that