Old worldly but nice...
On booking I didn't realise that it was in the Fortnum building although totally segregated from it, and I'm not sure I would of gone if I had known as restaurants in stores tend to be a bit lacking. However, I was mistaken in this instance.
The restaurant is quite old worldy in decor which was quite a charming ambience, but for me it was a little dark. Those of us with reading glasses will struggle a bit.
Service was reasonably efficient but lacked a certain refinement, a couple of times things were passed over the back of the booth, but that is a minor gripe.
The food reminded me of the Ivy, nothing earth shatteringly exciting but what it did offer was all done extremely well. I started with the roasted bones, super tasty marrow bone with a gravy that was so full of meaty flavour. I then had the belly pork, so maybe a bad choice given my fatty starter but was cooked well and quite delicious, the only thing I’d maybe criticise is that the portion was a little too big (I could of left some but, well just too nice). If I wasn’t full/ fat enough already I finished with a chocolate orange sphere desert, hot sauce poured over the sphere to create a super unctuous desert.
If you want a ‘safe’ meal that isn’t going to challenge the palate then I would certainly recommend. Looking at the other dinners there were a lot dinning with what I presume were their parents and would suggest as an ideal venue for that.
The meal for the two of us came in at £262, with getting on for half of that being the drinks tab.