Making use of a 'Bookatable.com' star deal: 3 course dinner with a glass of champagne for £45 per person, my wife and I stepped into the welcoming atmosphere of The Ritz to celebrate a special occasion. Serenaded by a string quartet, we could have stepped back in time to a period of opulent calm and effortless service. The newly furnished dining room is a delight of gilt and mirrors, and every diner feels special. We took our time perusing the menu with our included glass of champagne, and plumped for starters of langoustine consomme and var salmon, which were delicious. We chose a half bottle of Chablis (extra) to go with the main courses of loin of lamb with aubergine and artichoke, and duck breast with celeriac and black cherries, both of which were superb. We both chose the apricot soufflé with almond ice cream for our third course, and we have never tasted anything so mouth wateringly delightful. The meal should have been classed as 4 courses not 3, as we were then presented with a plate of beautiful petits fours. All in all, one of the best meals we have ever eaten.
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