I must have gone to a completely different restaurant from the 5* reviews. Service was good but lacked attentiveness or any real engagement. Drinks were far too expensive. The food was where I found the rave reviews perplexing, given the prices I expected significantly better and you can do so much better elsewhere for the kind of prices the Wheatsheaf demands.
Generally, starters were overcooked and probably weren't cooked from order, I suggest they were part prepared earlier in the day and finished on order - to the detriment of the quality. Ceviche was particularly disappointing, overwhelming vinegar / coriander completely masked the delicate flavour of the scallop, maybe they should have stuck to a more robust white fish than try and be clever,
The main course fish dishes were also overwhelmed by the accompanying sauces, an amateurish mistake really. Well cooked squid is a good marker of a good chef, this one wasn't.
I lament the arrival of the London weekender (a gross generalisation I know) who thinks this is fine dining, it isn't.
Overall, it was fine - at 2/3 of the price, maybe down to half on certain items from the menus, chateaubriand at £68 is just taking the proverbial.
On - and not once were we asked if the meal was acceptable, if we wanted any more drinks - indeed except when they cleared the plates, we could have been invisible.
Would I go back? A these prices, no. I don't think you can recommend other places for better food and better value in a review but they are in abundance.
And to cap it all, they add a 10% service charge whether you like it or not, it may just be me but I should decide whether service warrants a tip or not. One of my pet hates!
There's better out there.
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