We went for the tasting menu. The food here has always been excellent, but this time it seemed even better than on previous occasions. The tasting menu was well judged in terms of quantity, and every round of the 6 courses offered something unusual and interesting. We went with friends, who are excellent company (including perhaps Notting Hill's funniest racconteur) and perhaps due to this, the hurried nature of the service became very noticeable and slightly annoying. It was compounded by a cardinal sin - the rest of us having our plates removed during one round while my wife was still half-way through her dish. Overall, I'd give it 5 for the food and 3 for the service, hence the 4-star rating. It was a Friday night, so perhaps the service might be calmer at lunch or evenings earlier in the week.
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