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|Address:||47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL|
|Tel:||020 3641 0739|
|Price: £44.00||Wine: £17.50||Champagne: £45.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-10.30pm|
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
I try never to be unkind when posting a review, and mine in based on four visits over approximately 12-14 months. Each time as a guest, so it is obvious the this restaurant has its fans. But I am not one of them, really.
The wine, for me, is the redeeming feature of this place, especially the Meerlust Rubicon which I think is a wonderful wine of its kind, and it is sold here at no higher price than I have seen it listed elsewhere.
I think that this is a worthwhile concept except that the table service has always been disctinctly average (though management seems to be genuinely interested in the clientele having a good experience – but when one is a guest, it is difficult not just politely to grunt approval). The food is where for me this place falls flat, particulalry as it is not cheap. Each time I have eaten here, the food has simply been way behind the wine and struck me as a sort of afterthought in terms of taste, imagination and satisfaction. Not that the food is bad, or inedible, or tasteless; for me it has been just totally forgetable. As though cooked with public schoolboys in mind (those brought up on stew, crumble and custard), who appreciate the alcohol but would not know theire Guinea Fowl from their Ostrich. At the moment, it is the sort of place I am perfectly OK with the idea of being taken to, but would not think of inviting others to. Faint praise, perhaps, but just my opinion with which the reader is free to agree or disagree.