SquareMeal Review of
It’s all change yet again at this upmarket oriental venue close to Guildhall. Gone is the short-lived private members’ club, and the modern Chinese menu has been ditched in favour of a more
cosmopolitan pan-Asian approach. At lunchtime, the focus is on pho soups, Thai salads and a handful of mains such as salmon teriyaki. Dinner is rather more elaborate, moving from sushi platters and
lettuce wraps with yuzu sauce to steamed Chilean sea bass with shimeiji mushrooms or honey-roast pork with olive rice. To drink, the eclectic wine list steers clear of bonus-busting excess and
there are oriental-themed cocktails, too. Laid out across three floors with lots of dark wood and stained glass, Peony also incorporates a bar, and karaoke is still on the menu – for those who like
that kind of thing.