I visited Zdenek's in January 2013 and had a lovely dinner. I went with a girl friend (I'm also a girl!) and we were the only non-couple in the restaurant! But it wasn't awkward or anything - the waiters were a good laugh. There are only maybe 8-10 tables, so it's quite small, but very cosy. The decoration is beautiful - low lit, chandeliers, high tables.
We had oysters to start, with a glass of rose champagne - both delicious. The waiter brought out a complementary amouse bouche, which was a fruity drink (really concentrated, yummy!) and a spoonful of soft cheese with apricots (?) - it was to accompany the champagne.
Then they brought out a selection of warm home made breads, and 3 bottles of olive oil which were quite a big deal! One of them was in a perfume bottle, to spritz on the bread; one was the 2012 European olive oil of the year (!); and one was a really yummy 'grassy' flavour.
Following that, we had a tapas selection - all good. Quite a decent amount.
Then for our main course we split the lobster roll between two. It came with this amazing sweetcorn soup, and blinis with caviar. The waiter kindly split it into two platters for us. We had a bottle of wine with dinner.
We then chose a dessert wine, rather than a dessert.
It came to about £80 GBP each... considering we had a bottle of wine, glass of dessert wine and the most expensive glass of champagne, we thought that was really reasonable.
A very memorable restaurant, which I would definitely go back to... would be perfect for a romantic evening, but just as good fun if not!
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