This is a review of Saturday brunch. Brunch is £55 and includes all types of coffee, tea, fruit juice and all the brunch food but does not include bottled water, alcohol, other drinks or service. You get a main course and can help yourself to starters, desserts and cheese.
Service was extremely good, attentive and friendly. All staff seemed very keen to be helpful and knowledgeable about the food. The room was quite quiet when we arrived (at 11am) but by about 12.30 was busier with a good atmosphere. Chairs are comfortable, really nice quality glasses and crockery, well decorated room.
Latte and coffees were all good, juice and coffee was refilled very quickly.
Food was plentiful and of excellent quality. Everything, even bread and fruit salad had been carefully thought out. There is a delicious selection of bread - really good quality, unusual filled brioches, croissants and pains au chocolat.
The starter selection was very good - delicious home made pate, salads with excellent dressings and great ingredients (buffalo mozarella, heirloom beetroot).
We were both a bit disappointed by our main courses (oysters and the hot dog). My hot dog was overpowered by wasabi - I don't like wasabi and would have liked to know it was in there. The rest of it was delicious and, again very good quality and it was cute that the main courses were a french play on american dishes but hot dog didn't really fit with the brunch theme in my opinion. I think eggs benedict or something with bacon would have been a better idea.
Desserts were delicious, cheesecake was a great mix of new york and french style, one of the nicest I have ever had and fruit salads were all great - fruit was ripe and, again excellent quality. The brownies, cupcakes and chocolate chip cookie were all fine but I've had much better elsewhere - they were still nice but not up to the standard of the rest of the cooking.
Almost faultless and will definitely return, thought it was really good value for the quality of food on offer, the service and the atmosphere of a five star hotel.
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