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|Address:||29 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5AS|
|Tel:||020 7433 0888|
|Price: £40.00||Wine: £15.50||Champagne: £40.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-3pm (Sat-Sun -4pm) 6-10.30pm (Sun -9.45pm)|
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XO has been an established neighbourhood haunt in Belsize village for a while now, and as I wanted to go somewhere nearby with my visiting cousin, I decided on this Tuesday night to take advantage of the half price offer.
Not much has changed since my last visit except that on a weekday XO is much more pleasant and uncrowded both in the bar as well as the restaurant area. We chose different starters, main courses and desserts so that we could basically share everything en mass and have more choice as each course came. And so we enjoyed the sea bass dim sum and tofu leaf wrap starter, as well as the blackened salmon and duck curry mains, though we thought the salmon was on the verge of being a touch overcooked and the duck curry lacked an edge of elegance somehow.
For drinks this evening we were on staple diet cokes which came in the first incarnation in slim glasses with very space occupying ice cubes, that it took merely 2 gulps and the glass would be empty. On our further request however they addressed this and brought further diet cokes with much fewer ice cubes occupying the glasses.
The decor is contemporary and comfortable and one is either sat at tables or cubicle like tables for four or six as required. The waiters are polite and unintrusive and the music soft, allowing for a good evening of much needed discussion and banter, given so much had gone by since we last met.
All in all an enjoyable evening in the nearby surrounds of Belsize Park, and especially worthwhile using the half price offer.