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|Address:||InterContinental Hotel, 1 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7QY|
|Tel:||020 3641 1883|
|Price: £68.00||Wine: £27.00||Champagne: £71.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-3pm Mon-Sat 6-11pm|
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Theo Randall is a fantastic restaurant – i picked the place because i'd seen the chef on ‘Celebrity’ Masterchef and thought the food looked divine (coming from someone who doesnt often pick Italian as her food of choice) and the man himself came across a really nice talented sort – rather than the slightly pushy arrogant chefs you often see.
Booked a table for 6 – hotel is impressive as you might expect from Park Lane (think ferraris and lamborghinis parked directly outside), and the restaurant itself is very hotel-ish (think relaxing piano in background). The place was empty and staff were still getting ready for custom. Started with the bread, home made bruschetta and foccacia – beautiful and comforting carbs…then came the menus – to my sheer delight, the set menu was pretty much identical to the a la carte – i rarely ever have the set menus anywhere as they are always limited but here was a dream coup! Cost cutting AND great food – I decided on pan fried chicken livers to start, ricotta and basil tortellini for second, stuffed guinea fowl with mascarpone and pancetta (it really worked!) to follow and pudding was some sort of masarpone and fresh raspberry mix which i think i fell in love with – to the chagrin of my partner sitting opposite. He picked squid to start, pasta with beef for seconds, beef for main and lemon tart for pudding. Everything was flawless, brilliantly presented and also big portions. I was nearly full after the first two courses so by the end, we left feeling completely stuffed, the height of gluttony…
In the end, the place filled up with hotel visitors and the odd couple/loud group here and there. The overall bill came to approx £98 for 4 courses each + two non alc cocktails and 2 supplement charges. The £27 for three courses is a fantastic deal and ive been raving about it to my colleagues – definitely one of the best places to go in London and i cant believe i havent discovered it before. Only thing id say is make sure you are starving beforehand as there is oh so much food – otherwise perhaps avoid 4 courses – my logic was if the Italians didnt expect us to eat 4 courses, they wouldnt have invented the concept. Then again, i did have to roll home down Park Lane…