Incredible meal. Incredible atmosphere. We picked Sakala based in it being no1 in the area on tripadvisor. Occasionally we are wary that restaurants have been given good reviews based purely on value for money/ease etc. Sakala is both of these but so much more. Exuding class in its decoration and oozing sophistication in its food - this restaurant has it all and should you have a spare slot for a meal, you'd REALLY be missing out if you didn't visit.
The starter (foie gras) was the best assortment of tastes in a foie gras I had ever tasted. Literally, the best. I've been to most major cities in the world and have eaten at a large variety of "upper class" restaurants and this dish blew every starter I've ever had straight out the water.
The main was a fillet of steak. The meat was delicious, cooked perfectly and tender. I've had one or two (literally) steaks that were ever so slightly better - but the accompanying (included) sides made this dish sensational. The best blend of favours I've ever experienced with a steak. And since steak is my favourite main course that makes this....you guessed it - my favourite meal I've ever eaten out at a restaurant.
The food isn't fussy or obnoxious like you'd expect from some higher end establishments - it's just downright tasty whilst still being exotic yet familiar.
The Ferraro rocher cocktail is amazing.
We paid just about £200 including wine & 4 cocktails for 4 dishes (we asked for a dish from the tasting plate which they complied with without a fuss and charged us a very reasonable £6-7 for) in addition to starter/main/dessert. You could easily cut this bill in half if you weren't drinking/3 courses which relates to remarkable value for money compared to hotel restaurants in the area.
There were also several small touches that made a big difference. It was our honeymoon and like others on here, they gave us a hand-signed (by every staff member) card. Some people would call this a gimmick and not special that they give it to everyone on honeymoon but for me it just re-enforced their attentiveness. The fact it was hand signed is, to date, by far the most impressive touch a restaurant has done for me for a special occasion.
I cannot re-iterate enough, this is a must visit venue. You'd be mad to miss out on an exceptional restaurant that is an absolute bargain for the price.
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May 29, 2013
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I do not think that I will be able to craft an answer that can match the kindness and enthusiasm of your wonderful review. The team and I are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience.
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with others and I hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again very soon.
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