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|Address:||Les Ambassadeurs Club, 5 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7ED|
|Tel:||020 7317 6108|
|Price: £19.00||Wine: £22.00||Champagne: £85.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12.30-3pm|
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Housed in exclusive members club Les Ambassedeurs , The Milroy has newly opened its doors to non members for the lunch time service only. We thought it was the perfect opportunity to sneak a peak. Upon entering the double doors of this fine building we were greeted by a charming attendant who kindly took our coats and escorted us to our tables whilst discreetly slipping us a guest pass- ooo goodie, it meant we could have a nosey round after our meal.
The dining room is opulent, and although has a clean modern touch to it, it still very much keeps in time with the history of the building. The chairs are deep and velvet and the tables pristine and offer enough distance from fellow diners.
The menu offers simple clean sounding dishes with fish and meats a plenty. We chose to have the yellow fin seared tuna on cauliflour puree, and crab with avocado and mango to start. Both starters are small (much relief) however i was disappointed that the tuna was rolled in cracked black pepper, generally i don’t like my tuna to be tainted, esp since they did such a good job keeping it ‘rare’ as per my request. My dining partner is pleased with her crab starter and it looks a treat on the plate.
For the main we both opted for the halibut steak which comes accompanied with the fattest asparagus spears we have ever seen and a lemon butter sauce which is carefully poured by our waiter. The extra side of buttered spinach ordered was wilted to perfection. To compliment our meal we opted for a glass of Chablis which was crisp, cold and refreshing.
Unable to resist the dessert menu, again our tastes too similar, we both try the crème brulee. This was truly magnificent with plenty of vanilla pods to give it that smooth vanilla taste. Not to be missed.
After lunch the restaurant manager is only too happy to show us around the club where we discover a casino, another outdoor casino- perfect for smokers or the summer nights, club and bar. The bar has the most wonderful carved wood that’s well worth checking out. All in all there is not much to fault with the meal or venue, it was a little quiet in the dining room but perhaps this is because word is yet to get out that it is open to the public for lunch.