My brother is a (relatively) fat cat city banker and loves this place. It appeals to his sense of all things British and all that goes with that description.
The GG delivers on old style British, right from the doorman in his hand-me-down Harrod's security guard outfit with bowler hat to the the enthusiastic but slightly surreal waiting staff - think Manuel from Fawlty Towers.
It would be nice to believe that the interior has been knowingly created in a shabby-chic style but it is actually just chic that has become a little bit shabby.
The menu is a carnivore's delight. Lots of aged lumps of steak, chops, grills, platters and pies but with some seafood options popping up here and there.
Our order took a long while to arrive (approx 50 minutes) but when it did hit the plate it was very good. The accompanying wines were also reasonable considering their reasonable price.
The restaurant's clientele seemed to be drawn either from that strata of city trader who is enduring an unhappy marriage and wants a place where can take his similarly afflicted mates so that they can enjoy the sort of food that they served at public school, or middle-aged coach party Americans seeking a slice of the quaint.
On the evening when we went, both groups seemed to be having a great time.
I enjoyed the food but won't be back.
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