SquareMeal Review of
Formerly headed up by Restaurant Story chef Tom Sellers, Ours was lashed by the critics when it first opened its doors. Despite this, it remained hugely popular and following Seller's departure in the summer of 2016, it's still a favourite with celebrities and big spenders. Nothing here is subtle: the lurid flower wall is selfie heaven, a booming bass soundtrack jangles your bones, and an army of earpiece-toting waiters fly around the split-level ex-warehouse in breathless confusion. Amidst all this, the kitchen turns out some decent dishes, from cod and mussels with an artful splat of lovage sauce to a slab of chocolate, liquorice and black-truffle mousse cake. But other ideas are either over-powering (octopus with salty bacon) or too subtle (lobster and citrus salad). And nothing here cheap – least of all average wines that are eye-wateringly expensive by the glass. Ultimately, the restaurant’s identity crisis continues, as it tries to marry fine-dining with DJs and party vibes. Mind you, we had a fun time – and you probably will too.
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