Being regulars at the second restaurant of the group down the road, a previous trip to the 2* Ousteau ( altough it still clearly breathes of its previous grandeur and 3*) had been mildly disappointing in terms of value. The mistake was to go for the "classics" as it is just a trip through what French cuisine was like at its best in the days where the Queen Elizabeth II used to go there for lunch. You really have to go for the tasting menu of contemporary stuffs to get a food that can rival the best modern chefs in Europe but in a setting and an atmosphere that is just almost impossible to beat : eating al fresco, surrounded by a very good but uninvading staff, a great sommelier and that unbeatable feeling of being in a top rated french restaurant. Total for 2 was "reasonable" as the wine menu is diversified enough there is no shame in going for a good rose wine with your entire meal and the "local" water will not cost you and the planet anywhere near what some much lower rated restaurants will charge you for an imported tap water.
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